Umar Ak­mal joins Sydney Six­ers

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SYDNEY

Sydney Six­ers, the reign­ing Cham­pi­ons League and Big Bash League tro­phy hold­ers, have bol­stered their squad for this sum­mer by sign­ing the Pak­istani bats­man Umar Ak­mal. Like his na­tional team-mate Shahid Afridi at Sydney Thun­der, Ak­mal will be avail­able for the Six­ers' first three BBL matches, of­fer­ing the kind of ag­gres­sive bat­ting he has ex­hib­ited for Pak­istan since his de­but as a 19-year-old in 2009.

"I jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to be a part of the Big Bash League when the Six­ers ap­proached me," Ak­mal said.

"I'm look­ing for­ward to spend­ing De­cem­ber in Aus­tralia and will be aim­ing to as­sist them to go back to back and win the tour­na­ment again." The Six­ers have also signed the New South Wales rookie-con­tracted bats­man Daniel Hughes, an open­ing bats­man for the North Sydney grade club.

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