Meet Team English Captain: Shaftab Ahmed Khalid
London cricket star Shaftab Ahmed Khalid signed an exclusive multi-year contract with Team English and American Premiere League. Khalid will serve as Team Captain for Team English and has big plans to lead the team to victory!
Khalid is a right-arm off-spinner with quite an impressive resume. He has played for England A, England Lions, and Worcestershire CCC. He has also represented England National Academy, England National Skills, England Performance Program, Northamptonshire CCC, Hertfordshire CCC, Buckinghamshire CCC, and Bedfordshire CCC. Cricket has taken his career all over the world, including playing in the Mauritius Premier League, Norway Premier League, and Kashmir Premier League.
Khalid’s career highlights include winning the County Championship final while playing for Worcestershire CCC against Northamptonshire CCC in 2003 by taking seven wickets in the final! Also in 2003, Khalid’s cricket skills earned him the NBC Denis Compton Award for best young player in the county.
This is not Khalid’s first time as team captain. He has acted as team captain for the winning team in T20 Pro Am in 2018 and the Hitchin Cricket Club in 2018, leading the team to win the entire league.
Khalid became Director of Cricket for Bedfordshire and Huntingdonshire County Cricket Club in 2018. Most recently, he has acted as Lead Spin Coach for Worcestershire CCC, ECB Level 3 Performance coach, and Director of SSK Cricket Ltd. His coaching career has also led him to cricket academies as the Academy Director for both Rising Star Cricket Academy and The Shared Learning Trust Cricket Academy.
Still, Khalid has found time for cricket this past year, earning the title of leading run scorer and leading wicket taker in Hertfordshire League in 2021.
With Khalid, we are excited to see how Team English fares this September, especially in their highly anticipated match against Team Aussies! Tickets for the American Premiere League are on sale now, including the English vs Aussies match. There are also special Team English VIP packages available, which include tickets to every Team English match, the APL semi-finals, and the APL finals.