Cape Town - Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has joined the Trinbago
Knight Riders in the final week of the Caribbean Premier League as they bid to
win the tournament of the second time.
Yasir will replace compatriot Shadab Khan, who has been
called up to the Pakistan squad for the three T20Is against a World XI in
Lahore starting on 12 September.
The 31-year-old Yasir is a regular in the Test format but
has not played in a limited-overs international since August last year.
The Knight Riders play the Guyana Amazon Warriors on
Thursday for a place in the CPL on Saturday.
Knight Riders coach Simon Katich said: "Winning matches
in T20 cricket is so often about claiming wickets at vital times, and a leg
spinner of the quality of Yasir will do just that.
"We are at the business end of the tournament and
Yasir's experience and skill will be vital as we look to claim our second Hero