Commenting on his appointment, Akhtar said he was honoured to be a part of Qalandars and that he is now looking forward to the challenge ahead.
"I'm honored and privileged to be a part of Qalandars. Extremely excited and thrilled. Haris is from Pindi and he is the find of Aaqib Javed. Aaqib knows a talent when he sees one," ESPNcricinfo quoted Akhtar as saying.
The third edition of Pakistan's T20 tournament is slated to begin on February 9 next year. (ANI)