Shoaib Malik signs for Jozi Stars in South Africa's Mzansi Super League

Shoaib Malik will take over from Chris Gayle at Jozi stars as the West Indies cricketer is only available for the first six league matches.

Pakistan's Shoaib Malik   -  Getty Images

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join Johannesburg-based Jozi Stars for the latter stages of the Mzansi Super League Twenty20 tournament this season.

The franchise announced on Thursday that Malik would take over from West Indian Chris Gayle, the franchise's marquee overseas signing. Gayle is only available for the first six of the Stars' ten league matches.

 

The Jozi Stars is the defending champions in the tournament, which was launched by Cricket South Africa last year despite the lack of a title sponsor or a major television deal. The 2019 edition will be played between November 8 and December 16.

Malik, 37, has played in 35 Tests, 287 one-day internationals and 111 T20 internationals for Pakistan.