PSL 2018 Build up Thread - schedule announced, final to be played in Karachi

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  1. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011

    KARACHI: The management of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is in discussion with franchise owners to prepone the proposed date for players draft ahead of the third edition of the T20 league.

    The draft for the PSL third edition is tentatively scheduled to be held in Lahore on November 10, but the date is now likely to be pulled earlier by couple of weeks.

    “Two franchises have suggested that they’ll be busy in November for South Africa’s T20 Global League so the dates for players draft should be brought earlier,” said a source privy to the matter.

    “A final date and procedure for players draft is likely to be announced this week,” the source added.

    Two PSL franchises, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmis, have also bought franchises in South Africa’s T20 Global League which starts on November 3.

    Meanwhile, the franchises are in final phase of retaining and releasing players. The cut-off date given to the teams by PSL management is October 5 to submit the names of players they intend to retain for the next edition.

    “Players released by the franchises will go back to draft,” the source said.

    “Multan Sultan will pick 9 or 10 players, number is yet to be decided before the draft and Multan’s pre-draft picks will be from the players released by the other franchises,” it added.

    All the franchises are told to release players from all the categories to provide Multan Sultans a level playing field.
  2. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Lynn, Mitch Johnson likely to be part of PSL 3

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Super League is emerging as one of the big brands in the cricketing world and has become a league attracting the top players around the world.

    The improved credibility of the league is bringing in more big names from around the world ahead of the players’ draft for the third edition of Pakistan Super League.

    Reliable sources have confirmed that Australian batsman Chris Lynn and the fearsome pacer Mitchell Johnson have agreed to be the part of Pakistan Super League’s third edition.

    “Along with Lynn and Johnson, South Africa’s JP Duminy has also consented to be part of PSL three,” the source added.

    27-year-old Chris Lynn is considered as one of the most sought-after T20 batsmen these days, with a strike rate of around 148 in the shortest format of the game.

    Experts believe that players like Johnson, Lynn and JP will make Pakistan Super League more competitive and attractive.

    The source further added that talks with more players are on the final stage. The list of players for the draft will be sent to franchises very soon.

    “Other players who are near to sign the consent include South Africa’s Imran Tahir, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Sri Lanka’s Tharanga,” the source revealed.

    The players' draft for the third edition of PSL is likely to be held in the mid of October.
  3. Munna

    Munna Moderator-e-Aala

    Oct 4, 2014
    Apart from Tahir, who is a top player that's named in that article?
  4. Mohsin

    Mohsin Sultan of Swing

    Feb 21, 2010
    Mitchell Johnson
  5. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
  6. Mad Genius

    Mad Genius Cornered Tiger

    Oct 6, 2014
    PSL 3 will be played during busy international schedule. Don't think any of the players from current squads of Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and England will be available for PSL. West Indies would probably be playing WC qualifiers so there will be very few players to choose from.
  7. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    KARACHI: South African star players JP Duminy and Wayne Parnell have consented to play in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL3), it was learnt on Saturday. With the PSL draft expected mid-October, as both Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars will be busy with the South African Global Twenty20 league November onwards, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with other prominent South African players in this regard as well. Duminy has retired from Test cricket while Parnell is not a Test regular, which means both of them will be available for most of the PSL as their teammates play Tests against Australia in March 2018. The stylish batsman and pacer will be available for selection by any of the six PSL franchises - the Multan Sultans being the latest addition - in the upcoming drafts. PSL3 is likely to begin at the end of February and to conclude in March, with some of its matches, including the final expected to be played in Pakistan.
  8. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    PCB offers big money per match to foreign PSL players for playing in Pakistan

    Since the infamous attack on the Sri Lankan team bus more than 8 years ago, Pakistan has not seen much of international cricket. Zimbabwe were the only team to tour Pakistan in the interim until recently, the World XI side competed against the ICC Champions Trophy winning team. Sri Lankan Cricket has also promised to play a T20I match in Lahore, subjected to clearance from the security officials. Now, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is desperate to bring the mouth-watering action of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Pakistan.

    Owing the unwillingness of other teams to tour Pakistan, the green shirts had to play their home games in United Arab Emirates (UAE). PCB has reported that they have incurred huge losses, which amounts to around $120 million. Now that the international players are coming to the cricket crazy nation again, PCB wants their hugely successful franchise based T20 tournament to be played in Pakistan.

    To bring the international superstars into Pakistan, PCB has a very attractive offer ready for them. The board has decided to pay the overseas stars $10,000 for playing one match on the Pakistani soil, something which will force the players to contemplate on.

    PCB wants at least 6 to 8 matches in Pakistan
    The final of the 2nd instalment of PSL was held in Pakistan, which featured world famous cricketers like Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Chris Jordan and Morne van Wyk. For the third edition, PCB is trying to stage at least 6 to 8 matches in Pakistan.

    “$10,000 per match is not a bad option for foreign players because the PCB is planning to host at least 6 to 8 PSL matches in Pakistan for the 3rd Pakistan Super League. So if a player even plays only three matches in Pakistan, he will get straight $30,000,” a source was quoted saying, as per the reports in Dawn.
  9. Munna

    Munna Moderator-e-Aala

    Oct 4, 2014
    PSL 2018: Gayle, Pollard, Sanga, Malik released by Karachi Kings as deadline ends

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday released a list of players retained by Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises for the third season after the deadline to trade and release players expired.

    Karachi Kings have released West Indies powerhouse Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard as well as Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara, who captained the side last year and surprised everyone with his performance in the recently held Natwest T20 Blast despite having retired from international cricket. Another former captain of the team, Shoaib Malik, was also released by the franchise.

    Shahid Afridi, who officially joined the Kings last week, is expected to captain the side in the third edition of PSL.

    Quettta Gladiators have released opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Gul and Luke Wright.

    Lahore Qalandar, who ended in the last place in season two of PSL, have released Jason Roy and Azhar Ali. Grant Elliott and Sohail Tanvir will also not appear for the Lahore Qalandars in PSL's third edition.

    Tamim Iqbal, Marlon Samuels and David Malan are among those released by Peshawar Zalmi. Eoin Morgan and pacer Junaid Khan have also been released by them.

    Islamabad United have let go of Shane Watson, Brad Hayden, Sam Billings and Mohammad Irfan.

    Sohail Khan has moved to Lahore Qalandars while Mohammad Rizwan will appear for Karachi Kings.

    All released players will now be eligible for selection by the Multan Sultans, who will mae their first appearance in the league in 2018. They will submit their picks on October 10.

    Players who go un-selected at the expansion draft will join fresh entrants to this year’s player roster for the main draft.

    The teams were required to retain nine players each.

    Lahore Qalandars:

    1. Sunil Narine (Platinum)
    2. Umar Akmal (Platinum)
    3. Brendon McCullum (Diamond & Mentor)
    4. Fakhar Zaman (Diamond)
    5. Yasir Shah (Gold)
    6. Sohail Khan (Gold)
    7. Cameron Delport (Silver)
    8. Aamir Yamin (Silver)
    9. Bilawal Bhatti (Silver)
    Islamabad United:

    1. Andre Russell (Platinum)
    2. Misbah ul Haq (Platinum)
    3. Samuel Badree (Diamond)
    4. Mohammad Sami (Diamond)
    5. Rumman Raees (Gold, Ambassador)
    6. Shadab Khan (Gold)
    7. Iftikhar Ahmed (Silver)
    8. Amad Butt (Silver)
    9. Asif Ali (Silver)
    Karachi Kings:

    1. Shahid Afridi (Platinum)
    2. Mohammad Amir (Platinum)
    3. Imad Wasim (Diamond)
    4. Babar Azam (Diamond)
    5. Mohammad Rizwan (Gold)
    6. Ravi Bopara (Gold)
    7. Usman Shinwari (Silver)
    8. Usama Mir (Silver)
    9. Khurram Manzoor (Silver)
    Quetta Gladiators:

    1. Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum)
    2. Kevin Pietersen (Platinum)
    3. Rilee Rossouw (Diamond)
    4. Mahmudullah Riyad (Diamond)
    5. Asad Shafiq (Gold)
    6. Mohammad Nawaz (Gold)
    7. Anwar Ali (Silver)
    8. Mir Hamza (Silver)
    9. Umer Amin (Silver)
    Peshawar Zalmi:

    1. Mohammad Hafeez (Platinum)
    2. Wahab Riaz (Platinum)
    3. Shakib al Hasan (Diamond)
    4. Kamran Akmal (Diamond)
    5. Darren Sammy (Gold, Player Coach)
    6. Hasan Ali (Gold)
    7. Haris Sohail (Silver)
    8. Chris Jordan (Silver)
    9. Mohammad Asghar (Silver)

    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

    Apr 26, 2011
    We should have not released Tamim and Malan

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  11. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
  12. Mohsin

    Mohsin Sultan of Swing

    Feb 21, 2010
    Malik will be a very good coup...will probably go Multan
  13. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    Come on they arnt the big,big T20 names,Lewis and Mohammed Shehzad Will do nicely.
  14. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    13 more international players agree to play PSL 2018 in Pakistan
    LAHORE – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released names of 13 international players who have recently agreed to be part of the lucrative Pakistan Super League (PSL).

    The list includes New Zealand trio of Luke Ronchi, Mitchell McClenaghan and Colin Munro along with England’s Adil Rashid, Australia’s John Hastings and the South African duo of Albie Morkel and Wayne Parnell.

    With the release of 13 more names, the number of new signings for PSL is now at 20.

    Fast bowler Parnell on Saturday signed on to Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 and agreed to play the PSL matches which will be held in Pakistan. Parnell recently shined in the Caribbean Premier League and also participated in Bangladesh Premier League as part of the Sylhet Sixers squad.

    South African batsman J.P. Duminy, who also recently signed on to play PSL 2018, already showed willingness to play some matches in Pakistan.

    West Indies’ Jason Holder has also returned to PSL, he was denied permission by his home board in 2017 to participate in the league.

    The PCB has reportedly offered foreign players $10,000 as match fee for each PSL match that they agree to play in Pakistan.

    On Saturday, the PCB announced the addition of international cricketers, including Darren Bravo, Luke Ronchi and Albie Morkel, in the PSL’s third edition.

    Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rehman, West Indian captain Jason Holder and England’s James Vince and Tim Bresnan are among the new signings for PSL, it said.

    “South African middle-order star J.P. Duminy, who recently called an end to this Test career in a bid to focus on limited overs cricket, will add experience and firepower to the player roster. He is joined by his national teammates Wayne Parnell and Pakistan-born South African spin wizard Imran Tahir,” the release said.

    “This is an expansion year and, therefore, our efforts are geared towards making this bigger and better than the first two seasons,” PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said. “We have top tier international talent joining a pool of released players and this sets us up very nicely for the main draft.”

    “Teams will now pick one player each in the Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories; two in Silver; two in Emerging; and up to four players in the supplementary round to make up their squads,” the PCB release on Saturday said.

    New signings will join the players who are still unpicked after being released at the end of retention window in the draft pool for PSL’s third edition.

    Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand), Colin Munro (New Zealand), Jason Holder (West Indies), Adil Rashid (England), John Hastings (Australia), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Luke Ronchi (New Zealand), Wayne Parnell (South Africa), James Vince (England), Darren Bravo (West Indies), Albie Morkel (South Africa), Tim Bresnan (England), JP Duminy (South Africa), Chris Lynn (Australia), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Evin Lewis (West Indies), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Mitchell Johnson (Australia) Teams will now pick one player each in the platinum, diamond and gold categories, two in silver, two in emerging and up to four players in the supplementary round to make up their squads.

    The players’ draft is expected later this month, while PSL 2018 will be played in February next year.
  15. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    PSL in 3 years is a massive league.

    If you look at player quality it's ahead of BPL and CPL,

    In the BBL if you look at player quality most of the players are retired or English players,Carrabien stars and a few from Asia.

    In PSL,We know have Kiwis,English stars,West Indians,Sri lankans,Bangladesh players and know more players from Australia,England,New Zealand and especially South Africa want to join.

    IPL of course is the biggest league.

    ASLI-PATHAN Cricistan Khan

    Apr 26, 2011
    Hope we pick Lynn, Johnson & Simmons.
  17. Munna

    Munna Moderator-e-Aala

    Oct 4, 2014
    Will be interesting if KK picks Mustafizur... will be fun to see him compete with Amir
  18. Ghost

    Ghost Youngsta Beauty

    Oct 12, 2017
    zarai k mutabik karachi walay aik acha chai wala khareed ne ki soch rahi hai
  19. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    If you are a smart franchise you would pick,Lewis,Hastings and Mitchell McClenaghan.
  20. Desi_Joker

    Desi_Joker Tracer Bullet

    Jun 18, 2012
    Different priorities.

    BBL tries to promote as much of the local talent as possible, limiting the number of foreign players to 2 per playing XI.

    PSL wants its local talent to grow through the experience of sharing a dressing room with international superstars, hence the allowance of 4 foreign players in the XI.

    More foreign players in the playing XI = more demand for foreign players in the league in general.
  21. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    PCB chief to meet Sindh CM to discuss PSL hosting on Wednesday


    KARACHI – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi will hold a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday to to discuss matters pertaining to host Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Karachi.

    The announcement regarding the meeting was made by Sethi on his Twitter account, saying that “I am meeting Sindh CM tomorrow to start preparation for PSL matches in Karachi”.

    I am meeting Sindh CM tomorrow to start preparations for PSL matches in Karachi. Wish me luck!

    — Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) October 16, 2017

    The PCB chairman was also happy on his success after the Sri Lankan team confirmed its tour to Pakistan for a T20I match later this month.

    He tweeted as saying, “Great win! Great news too about the Lahore T20. Hope the fans are smiling Pakistan Zindabad”.

    Great win! Great news too about the Lahore T20. Hope the fans are smiling Pakistan Zindabad

    — Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) October 16, 2017

    In a three-match T20I, the first two matches will be played in UAE, while the third match will be played in Lahore in an effort to restore international cricket in Pakistan after the World-XI.

    It is the first tour by the Sri Lankan team after it was came under attack in 2009 near Liberty Chowk in Lahore.

    According to media reports, the prices of tickets for the match will be available within the range of Rs500 to Rs4,000.
  22. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Karachi likely to host two PSL matches in 2018

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to host two matches of the next Pakistan Super League (PSL) season in Karachi, DawnNews reported on Tuesday.

    A senior PCB officials told DawnNews that the PCB is planning to host at least four fixtures of the PSL 2018 in Pakistan.

    "Two of the matches will be held in Karachi whereas two others, including the final, will be held in Lahore," said the PCB official.

    The official confirmed that PCB Chairman Najam Sethi will meet Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday to discuss the arrangements for holding PSL matches in the metropolis.

    "Najam Sethi will also take up the issue of security and coordination among the law enforcement agencies for the next PSL season," he added.

    The players' draft will be held on November 10, in Lahore, whereas the PSL 2018 will be played in February next year.

    Initially, the players' draft scheduled for October due to the T20 Global League which was to be held in November — but was later postponed.

    Two Pakistan based franchises Durban Qalanders and Benoni Zalmi are set to participate in the Global League.
  23. Prince Pathan

    Prince Pathan Sultan of Swing

    Aug 31, 2011
    Need Rashid Khan, lost one good leg spinner need one to replace him. Rashid Khan will pick up a lot of wickets
  24. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    KARACHI: Four matches of the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played in Karachi.The decision of organizing four PSL 3 matches in Karachi was taken in a meeting between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah.

    The matches will be played in February 2018.

    Speaking on the occasion, Murad Ali Shah said that Karachi is a peaceful city and international cricketing events should be contested in Karachi. He added that all efforts are being made to bring cricket back to Karachi's National Stadium.

    "It is the right of Karachiites to watch international cricket," he added.

    He added that complete security will be provided to the teams visiting Karachi. "Will accompany the teams from Jinnah Airport to the hotel if they want," he said.
  25. Ghost

    Ghost Youngsta Beauty

    Oct 12, 2017
    PSL konsi International cricket hai lol
  26. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Sethi promises 4 PSL fixtures in Karachi in 'best-case scenario'

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Wednesday said that the board is looking to get Karachi's National Stadium ready in time for the third season of Pakistan Super League.

    "The best-case scenario is that four PSL matches will be held in Karachi and three will be held in Lahore," he said in a press briefing on Wednesday. "However, the worst-case scenario is that one match will be held in Karachi. It depends on the security situation," he said.

    "The stadium will be renovated in two phases. We are looking to complete the first phase in the next four months, in time for PSL 3. The long-term plan, which will take a-year-and-a-half and will cost around Rs1.5 billion," Sethi said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.

    "Our bigger concern at this moment is to make sure the stadium is ready in time for PSL3. That needs to happen so that we can start convincing players to come to Karachi for a few matches."

    "I have met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and discussed Karachi's security situation with him. We are working on a plan," he said.

    "Work has been completed on Karachi's Centre for Excellence [of Cricket] and it will be made functional as soon as possible. Mudassir Nazar and I interviewed three candidates to head the centre and a decision will be made soon," he announced.

    Sethi added: "I admit that this centre is more important than the one in Lahore and I believe the creation of it has already been delayed by 10 years."

    On Tuesday, a senior PCB officials had told DawnNews that the PCB is planning to host at least four fixtures of PSL 2018 in Pakistan.

    The players' draft for PSL will be held on November 10, in Lahore, whereas the 2018 edition of the tournament will be played in February next year.

    IG Sindh orders audit of National Stadium security
    A.D Khowaja calls for security audit ahead of PSL 2018

    Inspector General of Police (IG) A.D. Khowaja met with PCB's Security In-charge, retired colonel Azam Khan, in relation to the PCB's plans for PSL fixtures in Karachi and subsequently issued orders for a security audit of the National Stadium.

    During the meeting, which was held at the Central Police Office, security arrangements for the matches to be played in Karachi during PSL were discussed.

    Additional Inspector General (AIG) Mushtaq Ahmed Mahir, Special Branch AIG Dr Waliullah Dil, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) headquarters, the DIGs East and South, the senior superintendent of police security's special branch, and the inspector general operations were in attendance at the meeting.

    IG Khowaja nominated the DIG East as the focal person for all security matters related to the Karachi matches ad advised him to conduct a security audit of the National Stadium in coordination with the Additional IG of the Special Branch.

    Khowaja also asked the DIG to file a report of the audit so that fool-proof security plans could be devised.

    He added that the security plan should meet international standards and include the Sindh Rangers and other law enforcement agencies.

    He further ordered the DIG East to oversee the security in areas surrounding the stadium, while ordering the DIG South to oversee the plan for nearby residential areas.

    The IGP also ordered that stickers be issued for the parking of cars belonging to VIP persons.

    Security arragements should also be made for players and other staff members at airports, their places of stay during the PSL games, and the routes they will be taking, it was decided in the meeting.

    The AIG Karachi was made in charge of supervising the security plans, it was reported.
  27. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    In a first, PSL 2018 to be broadcast in India

    Indian cricket fans wanting to watch the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will now be able to watch it on their television sets, as DSport, associated with the Discovery channel, has acquired the rights to broadcast the league in India, the channel says on its website.

    PSL was previously not broadcast in India, and those wanting to watch the games had to stream it over the internet.

    The league's viewership is expected to increase considerably with the development, which will positively impact advertising revenues and help the league grow.

    PSL's third edition begins in February next year, while the players' drafts are expected next month. Six teams will now participate in the league, with Multan Sultans being the newest addition.

    Some of the matches of PSL 2018 will be played in Pakistan, with four of them being played in Karachi in the best case scenario, Chairman PCB Najam Sethi revealed on Wednesday.
  28. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Murad discusses security for PSL cricket matches with DG Rangers

    The Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah Friday discussed the security arrangements with Director General Pakistan Rangers Sindh Major General Mohammad Saeed that were to be made for PSL cricket matches schedule here for February 2018.

    On the occasion the DG Rangers told the Chief Minister that the security in-charge of PCB had met him and discussed the standard of security and special security arrangements that would be made as per PCB standards and requirements, he assured.

    The chief minister and the DG Rangers also discussed on-going targeted operation launched against terrorists in the city. The targeted operation has produced best results in the city.

    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that all law enforcement agencies (LEAs) with their close coordinated efforts did wonderful job during Muharram in which two different events, Muharram majalis and Bohra Jamaat sermons passed peacefully.

    He appreciated the excellent security arrangements all over Sindh particularly in Karachi.

    The chief minister said that in majalis of Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin over 35,000 people from 30 different countries came to listen his sermons. Similarly, 1000 of majalis and mourning processions were also held in the city.—APP
  29. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    ICC's security watchdogs happy with National Stadium of Karachi's arrangements



    KARACHI: Representatives from security consultancy firm Eastern Star International, which works with the International Cricket Council, the Federation of International Cricketers Associations and other such bodies, visited the National Stadium of Karachi on Monday to compile their report on the venue’s security arrangements for next year’s Pakistan Super League.

    Among the visiting contingent was Reg Dickason, who was shown around the stadium by Pakistan Cricket Board’s head of security Colonel Azam.

    The chairman box, VIP enclosures, dressing rooms, umpire room, control room, scoring tower, media center, ground and parking area were the places analysed by Dickason and co.

    And the security watchdogs were content with what they saw, revealed a PCB official.

    “He [Dickason] was quite convinced after seeing PCB’s preparations and plans,” the official told The Express Tribune. “He also gave his input and suggested some changes, which will be presented to PCB Chairman Najam Sethi in a report. And if the changes are approved by the board, they will be incorporated in the plan.”

    Later on in the day, Dickason had meetings with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and IG Sindh AD Khawaja as the planned matches are certain to require heavy deployment of police officers around the stadium.

    “I had a very productive meeting with the CM and IG regarding PSL matches to be played in Pakistan, especially in Karachi,” said Dickason during a press briefing. “We were given a full and comprehensive briefing by law enforcement agencies, which was heartening. The meeting with the CM also went well as he showed a lot of support for cricket coming back to Karachi.”

    Next up on Dickason’s agenda is to compile a report based on his findings and submit it to the authorities concerned.

    “We have taken notes of all the briefings and now will be submitting a detailed report to the PCB and the ICC,” he added.

    Dickason and his company were roped in by the PCB in an attempt to regain the world’s confidence in security arrangements in Pakistan.

    They were also involved in security arrangements for World XI team’s recent visit to Lahore.

    The PCB has been doing all it can to convince international players and top cricketing nations that the security condition in Pakistan has improved dramatically and that it’s safe to visit the cricket-deprived nation.

    The Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) season 2 final, held in Lahore earlier this year, was the first step in this direction.

    Since then, a World XI side has visited Lahore for a three-match T20I series, while Sri Lanka are expected to do the same for the third T20I, set to be held in Lahore this Sunday.

    These instances, coupled with the aforementioned security company’s favourable report, could help a great deal in the staging of some of PSL matches in Karachi next year.
  30. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Karachi safe for holding PSL matches

    KARACHI: An international security firm, Eastern Star International, has expressed satisfaction over Karachi’s security situation, saying Karachi is safe enough to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches.

    The positive response coming from the firm has strengthened the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) plan to hold some of the PSL season 3 matches at the National Stadium, Karachi.

    Eastern Star International, the consultant that advise the International Cricket Council (ICC) and other such bodies on matters of security, sent its representative Reg Dickason for an inspection of the stadium last weekend.

    Dickason had visited Karachi and was shown around by PCB’s security head Colonel Azam; he had also held meetings with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah as well as IG Sindh, who assured full cooperation.

    Following the visit, Dickason had submitted a favourable report to the ICC, indicating that the city of Karachi and its sole international level stadium is safe enough for the T20 league.

    Following Dickason’s endorsement, the local government of Karachi has begun cleaning up the surroundings of the stadium, while renovation work is expected to begin Monday.
  31. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Preparations under way in National Stadium for PSL 3


    National Stadium Karachi has finally been given the much awaited makeover ahead of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) third edition scheduled to be played in first quarter of 2018.

    The renovation of the general enclosure is under way with roof of the stands being fixed. Meanwhile, improvement of sewerage system has also been started. The short term plans have been executed, while long term plans are also being considered to be implemented soon as PSL 3 is only a few months away.

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Najam Sethi has already admitted that the condition of the National Stadium is in extremely bad state. “The condition of stadium is not very good and you guys know the reason behind it,” Sethi said while addressing a press conference.

    “We are considering to equip the stadium with all modern facilities ahead of the much awaited matches and return of cricket in Karachi. We have a very short time for the renovation work of the stadium,” he added.

    The representatives from security consultancy firm Eastern Star International, which works with the International Cricket Council, the Federation of International Cricketers Associations and other such bodies, visited the National Stadium of Karachi on October 23, to compile their report on the venue’s security arrangements for next year’s league.

    Among the visiting contingent was Reg Dickason, who was shown around the stadium by Pakistan Cricket Board’s head of security Colonel Azam.

    The chairman box, VIP enclosures, dressing rooms, umpire room, control room, scoring tower, media center, ground and parking area were the places analysed by Dickason and co.
  32. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Buoyed by T20 series success, Abu Dhabi Cricket ready for some PSL action

    Abu Dhabi Cricket hopes to be included in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) schedule for the first time, following the success of their Twenty20 double-header at the weekend.

    An overall total of around 33,000 fans attended the matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the capital in cricket’s abridged format on Thursday and Friday night.

    Matt Boucher, the acting chief executive of Abu Dhabi Cricket, believes Zayed Cricket Stadium is a “sleeping giant”, and hopes it has proved its credentials to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

    “We are pleased with how [the T20 series] went, and, having not hosted the Pakistan Super League this year, we are hopeful the Pakistan Cricket Board believes in us, and can see us as a future venue,” Boucher said.

    Mumbai Indians fans cheer their team against the Kolkata Knight Riders during the opening Indian Premier League match at Zayed Cricket Stadium in April 2014. Ravindranath K / The National

    Although the Indian Premier League (IPL) had matches in Abu Dhabi when it was moved to the UAE in 2014, the capital has been light on notable fixtures in the game’s most popular format.

    Before the weekend, Abu Dhabi had staged 28 T20 internationals, but only five of those were major matches, meaning ticketed games involving full-member countries.

    Dubai, by contrast, has staged 43 - the most by any ground in the world – 21 of which have involved Pakistan. Sharjah has had just 12, but has been a venue for both the PSL and IPL.

    The first two seasons of PSL only involved matches in Dubai and Sharjah, with this year’s final played in Lahore.

    “The trend for cricket currently is towards the short form of the game,” Boucher said.

    “We haven’t hosted many T20s in the past, and we have made a concerted effort this year to focus in on those games, and to give Abu Dhabi something it hasn’t had before, to give the fan base something new.”

    The atmosphere at the matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka certainly felt new.

    Unlike at matches in the past, where what happens inside the boundary rope is the beginning and end of the show, there was peripheral entertainment. It felt like an event.

    There were the standard T20 staples of pyrotechnics, light shows, and a DJ. Not everybody in the ground will have been an avid fan of Despacito, or the rest of the playlist, but the event managers had a good idea of their audience.

    Younis Khan has some fun with fans at Zayed Cricket Stadium.

    At the break between innings, Raheem Shah, the Pakistani pop star, was wheeled around the boundary in the back of a utility truck, serenading delighted spectators, many of whom danced in the aisles.

    Younis Khan, Pakistan’s leading Test run scorer, participated in community promotional activities in the city on the nights, as well as in the days leading up to them.

    Other initiatives will be lasting, too. The grass banks where spectators sit square of the wicket had been scraped and reconfigured – perhaps prematurely, seeing as it left supporters with sand rather than grass to sit on – with the fans in mind.

    Halving the gradient of the banks will make for two things. First, a more comfortable seat with a better view of the game. And second, it increases the capacity by as much as 4,000.

    The organisers clearly cared about their public. The UAE’s two newest cricket stadiums – Abu Dhabi and Dubai – suffer from the fact they are not within an easy walk of anywhere, unlike Sharjah.

    When one supporter made the journey to Zayed Cricket Stadium on the eve of the first T20 to get a ticket, he arrived at 7am having walked 90 minutes to get there. He made it there before the ticket booth was open.

    The ground administrators were so impressed by his commitment, they sent him home with a handful of tickets, as well as his taxi fare.

    Pakistan pop star Raheem Shah, left, with Younis Khan at Zayed Cricket Stadium.

    “We got in Raheem Shah purposefully for that Pakistan audience, so they are getting a little bit more than just cricket,” Boucher said.

    “You will see from all of our [Abu Dhabi Sports Council] events that there is just a little bit more everywhere we go.

    “At the HSBC [golf] there are enormous villages, at the Club World Cup huge fan zones. We want to provide that little bit extra.”
  33. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
  34. Mohsin

    Mohsin Sultan of Swing

    Feb 21, 2010
    Johnson will go to Islamabad, mark my words

    Lynn aur Simmons aap ko Mubarak hon
  35. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    First PSL 2018 draft to take place on November 12

    The draft ahead of the next season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be staged in two phases with the first, on November 12, not including the emerging players category in a bid to put in place a mechanism that will prevent overage players from getting in.

    “There were complaints that overage players featured in some of the teams and to overcome that a full process is devised and separate drafts will also allow some of the teams to finish with their talent hunt programmes for emerging players,” sources informed Wisden Pakistan on Wednesday (November 1).

    The draft for the emerging players will be held in January next year while the third edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in February-March. The first phase of the PSL will be played across the United Arab Emirates like in the past, with the playoffs and final likely to be held in Lahore and Karachi. The PSL 2017 final was also played in Lahore.

    After the addition of Multan Sultans as the sixth team in the competition, the five existing franchises were allowed to retain nine players each and asked to release the other nine. The new team has since recruited nine players from among the ones let go.

    Some new players like Chris Lynn and Mitchell Johnson of Australia, JP Duminy of South Africa, Rashid Khan and of Afghanistan and Evin Lewis from the Caribbean have also been added to the new list of players who will take part in the PSL draft.
  36. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Top names in T20 cricket all set to go under the hammer for PSL Draft

    The highly anticipated Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft is all set to take place November 12 with top stars from all over the globe ready to go under the hammer. The major names in the draft are Chris Lynn and Mitchell Johnson from Australia, Dwayne Bravo for West Indies and JP Duminy from South Africa.

    The draft would boast a number of new players who have agreed to take part in the third edition of Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament which would take place in the UAE, Lahore and Karachi.

    “Top international stars including Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Mitchell Johnson, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Wayne Parnell, and John Hastings have put their name forward for the PSL player draft,” said a release from the Pakistan Cricket Board according to Wisden India.

    Karachi Kings opted to skip their first pick in the Emerging Round
    The aforementioned stars will join the likes of Shoaib Malik, Brendon McCullum, Mohammad Amir, Kevin Pietersen, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Andre Russell, Shakib al Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara and many others, who have been already retained by their respective franchises.

    Each team will go into the player draft of 2017 with a squad of nine players. The draft will include one round in the Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories. This will be followed by two rounds each in the Silver and Emerging categories. Teams will have the option to pick up to four players each in the Supplementary category.

    The default pick order will see Lahore Qalandars going first followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. This may be altered as a result of trades. Meanwhile, Karachi Kings have opted to skip their first pick in the Emerging Round, and said they will nominate a player after the conclusion of their talent hunt program. The PCB also said teams will have a purse of $US 1.2 million each to pick a squad of 20 players
  37. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Warne offered PSL commentary gig

    The PCB have offered Shane Warne a deal to be a part of the commentary team for the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League, an official told Wisden Pakistan. “We have approached and offered Warne to do commentary during the PSL next year and it will be an added attraction during the league.”

    Like the first two editions, the PCB will handle the production and sell the air-time – DSportswill broadcast the tournament in India for the first time.
  38. Mohammed Bilal

    Mohammed Bilal Tracer Bullet

    Jul 17, 2017
    Johnson should go in between to Multan.

    Or of course he can go to Lahore to spice things nicely.
  39. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016

    Sr. No Player Country
    1 Chris Lynn Australia
    2 Mitchell Johnson Australia
    3 Jimmy Neesham New Zealand
    4 JP Duminy South Africa
    5 Rashid Khan Afghanistan
    6 Imran Tahir South Africa
    7 Evin Lewis West Indies
    8 Angelo Mathews Sri Lanka
    9 Jason Holder West Indies
    10 Mitchell McClenaghan New Zealand
    11 John Hastings Australia
    12 Dwayne Bravo West Indies
    13 Chris Gayle West Indies
    14 Shane Watson Australia
    15 Eoin Morgan England
    16 Alex Hales England
    17 Dwayne Smith West Indies
    18 Carlos Brathwaite West Indies
    19 Thisara Perera Sri Lanka
    20 Colin Ingram South Africa
    21 Ahmad Shehzad Pakistan


    Sr. No Player Country
    1 Tim Bresnan England
    2 Richard Levi South Africa
    3 Mustafizur Rahaman Bangladesh
    4 Ian Bell England
    5 James Vince England
    6 Wayne Parnell South Africa
    7 Jeetan Patel New Zealand
    8 Luke Ronchi New Zealand
    9 Colin Munro New Zealand
    10 Darren Bravo West Indies
    11 Kyle Abbot South Africa
    12 Adil Rashid England
    13 Lendl Simmons West Indies
    14 Albie Morkel South Africa
    15 Jason Roy England
    16 Luke Wright England
    17 Tymal Mills England
    18 Muhammad Nabi Afghanistan
    19 Steven Finn England
    20 David Willey England
    21 Marlon Samuels West Indies
    22 Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh


    Sr. No Player Country
    1 Boyd Rankin England
    2 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka
    3 Jeevan Mendis Sri Lanka
    4 Rory Kleinveldt South Africa
    5 Dushmantha Chameera Sri Lanka
    6 Wanindu Hasaranga Sri Lanka
    7 Dillon du Preez South Africa
    8 Joe Denly England
    9 Mathew Coles England
    10 Sikandar Raza Zimbabwe
    11 Ryan Burl Zimbabwe
    12 William Porterfield Ireland
    13 Luke Procter England
    14 Ben Hilfenhaus Australia
    15 Taskin Ahmed Bangladesh
    16 Liam Dawson England
    17 Riki Wessels England
    18 Liam Livingstone England
    19 James Foster England
    20 Ryan ten Doeschate South Africa
    21 Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe
    22 Graeme Cremer Zimbabwe
    23 Fawad Ahmed Australia
    24 Roelof van der Merwe South Africa
    25 Jake Ball England
    26 Akila Dananjaya Sri Lanka
    27 Nuwan Pradeep Sri Lanka
    28 Rahkeem Cornwell West Indies
    29 Kesrick Williams West Indies
    30 Ben Laughlin Australia
    31 Owais Shah England
    32 Niroshan Dickwella Sri Lanka
    33 Upul Tharanga Sri Lanka
    34 Dinesh Chandimal Sri Lanka
    35 Seekkuge Prasanna Sri Lanka
    36 Asela Gunarathne Sri Lanka
    37 Nuwan Kulasekera Sri Lanka
    38 Ashan Priyanjan Sri Lanka
    39 Jerome Taylor West Indies
    40 Mark Wood England
    41 Jesse Ryder New Zealand
    42 Devendra Bishoo West Indies
    43 Krishmar Santokie West Indies
    44 Ronsford Beaton West Indies
    45 Chadwick Walton West Indies
    46 Anton Devcich New Zealand
    47 James Franklin New Zealand
    48 Grant Elliot New Zealand
    49 Chris Green Australia
    50 Ryan McLaren South Africa
    51 Brad Hodge Australia
    52 Morne van Wyk South Africa
    53 Sean Ervine Zimbabwe
    54 Rayad Emrit West Indies
    55 Sam Billings England
    56 Ben Duckett England
    57 Michael Carberry England
    58 Dawid Malan England
    59 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka
    60 Samit Patel England
    61 Rovman Powell West Indies
    62 Andre Fletcher West Indies
    63 Wayne Madsen England
    64 David Wiese South Africa
    65 Hardus Viljoen South Africa
    66 Azhar Ali Pakistan
    67 Rahat Ali Pakistan
    68 Umar Gul Pakistan
    69 Zulfiqar Babar Pakistan
    70 Ehsan Adil Pakistan
    71 Salman Butt Pakistan
    72 Faheem Ashraf Pakistan
    73 Bilal Asif Pakistan
    74 Fawad Alam Pakistan
    75 Hammad Azam Pakistan
    76 Abdur Rehman Pakistan
    77 Awais Zia Pakistan
    78 Imran Khan Sr Pakistan
    79 Mukhtar Ahmed Pakistan


    Sr. No Player Country
    1 Varun Chopra England
    2 Ian Cockbain England
    3 Ben Cox England
    4 Josh Davey Scotland
    5 Matt Dixon Australia
    6 James Fuller New Zealand
    7 Ryan Higgins England
    8 Ian Holland England
    9 Benny Howell England
    10 Laurie Evans England
    11 Tom Kohler-Cadmore England
    12 Jack Leaning England
    13 Barry McCarthy Ireland
    14 Chris Nash England
    15 David Payne England
    16 Josh Poysden England
    17 Chris Rushworth England
    18 Nathan Sowter England
    19 Jack Taylor England
    20 Ross Whiteley England
    21 Graham Clark England
    22 Jordan Clark England
    23 Luis Reece England
    24 Matt Parkinson England
    25 John Simpson England
    26 Sachith Pathirana Sri Lanka
    27 Assad Fudadin Guyana
    28 Ray Jordan West Indies
    29 Nasir Hossain Bangladesh
    30 Rohan Mustafa UAE
    31 Naveed Saleem UAE
    32 Chris Mpfou Zimbabwe
    33 Shahriar Nafees Bangladesh
    34 Jubair Hossain Likhon Bangladesh
    35 Mehidy Hasan Miraz Bangladesh
    36 Mohammad Saifudin Bangladesh
    37 Nazmul Hossain Shanto Bangladesh
    38 Afif Hossain Bangladesh
    39 Devon Thomas West Indies
    40 Shane Shillingford West Indies
    41 Damion Jacobs West Indies
    42 Roston Chase West Indies
    43 Fabian Allen West Indies
    44 Jason Mohammad West Indies
    45 Jon Ross Jaggesar West Indies
    46 Jermaine Blackwood West Indies
    47 Kithuruwan Vithanage Sri Lanka
    48 Nurul Hassan Sohan Bangladesh
    49 Brandon King West Indies
    50 Javon Searles West Indies
    51 William Perkins West Indies
    52 Isuru Udana Sri Lanka
    53 Lakshan Sandakan Sri Lanka
    54 Dilshan Munaweera Sri Lanka
    55 Gulbadin Naib Afghanistan
    56 Malcom Waller Zimbabwe
    57 Mosaddek Hossain Bangladesh
    58 Soumya Sarkar Bangladesh
    59 Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka
    60 Najibullah Zadran Afghanistan
    61 Chaturanga De Silva Sri Lanka
    62 Narsingh Deonarine West Indies
    63 Shabbir Rahman Bangladesh
    64 Imrul Kayes Bangladesh
    65 Solomon Mire Zimbabwe
    66 Shehan Jayasuriya Sri Lanka
    67 Dhananjaya De Silva Sri Lanka
    68 Nisarg Patel USA
    69 Tim Ludeman Australia
    70 Jamie Overton England
    71 Craig Overton England
    72 Dom Sibley England
    73 Jack Leach England
    74 Zac Chappell England
    75 Tom Alsop England
    76 Adam Hose England
    77 Steven Croft England
    78 Ateeq Javid England
    79 Milinda Siriwardana Sri Lanka
    80 Chamara Kapugedera Sri Lanka
    81 Gihan Rupassinghe Sri Lanka
    82 Farveez Maharoof Sri Lanka
    83 Tanvir Afzal Hong Kong
    84 Lahiru Thrimanne Sri Lanka
    85 Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal
    86 Timroy Allen USA
    87 Garey Mathurin West Indies
    88 Ahsan Ali Khan USA
    89 Hamza Tariq Canada
    90 Anderson Phillip West Indies
    91 Chris Liddle England
    92 Dawlat Zadran Afghanistan
    93 Mark Pettini England
    94 Shapoor Zadran Afghanistan
    95 Jofra Archer England
    96 Ashar Zaidi England
    97 Steven Mullaney England
    98 Steven Crook England
    99 Gareth Berg England
    100 James Allenby Australia
    101 Simon Harmer South Africa
    102 Kevon Cooper West Indies
    103 Ravi Rampaul West Indies
    104 Roshan Primus West Indies
    105 Odean Smith West Indies
    106 Akeal Hosein West Indies
    107 Sulieman Benn West Indies
    108 Dinesh Ramdin West Indies
    109 Oshane Thomas West Indies
    110 Gidron Pope West Indies
    111 Liam O'Connor Australia
    112 Dilruwan Perera Sri Lanka
    113 Vishwa Fernando Sri Lanka
    114 Vikum Sanjaya Sri Lanka
    115 Dhamika Prasad Sri Lanka
    116 Zahir Khan Afghanistan
    117 Sharafuddin Ashraf Afghanistan
    118 Vusi Sibanda Zimbabwe
    119 Hamilton Masakadza Zimbabwe
    120 Samiullah Shinwari Afghanistan
    121 Rizwan Cheema Canada
    122 Fidel Edwards West Indies
    123 Max Waller England
    124 Delorn Johnson West Indies
    125 Darren Stevens England
    126 Chris Barnwell West Indies
    127 Billy Root England
    128 Angelo Perera Sri Lanka
    129 Minod Bhanuka Sri Lanka
    130 Sachithra Senanayake Sri Lanka
    131 Hashan Dumindu Sri Lanka
    132 Suranga Lakmal Sri Lanka
    133 Suraj Randiv Sri Lanka
    134 Ramith Rambukwella Sri Lanka
    135 Kennar Lewis West Indies
    136 Shamar Springer West Indies
    137 Ray Reifer West Indies
    138 Kyle Mayers West Indies
    139 Ashley Nurse West Indies
    140 Danza Hyatt West Indies
    141 Jono Carter West Indies
    142 Keemo Paul West Indies
    143 Shivnarine Chanderpaul West Indies
    144 Tino Best West Indies
    145 Veerasammy Permaul West Indies
    146 Alzarri Joseph West Indies
    147 Adam Lyth England
    148 George Dockrell England
    149 Jamie Porter England
    150 Mark Stoneman England
    151 Kishen Velani England
    152 Azeem Rafiq England
    153 George Hankins England
    154 Sam Hain England
    155 Phil Salt England
    156 Daniel Bell Drummond England
    157 Chesney Hughes England
    158 Rory Burns England
    159 Ollie Robinson England
    160 Craig Meschede England
    161 Zahoor Khan UAE
    162 Ahmed Raza UAE
    163 Imran Haider UAE
    164 Muhammad Usman UAE
    165 Rameez Shahzad UAE
    166 Nikhil Dutta Canada
    167 John Campbell West Indies
    168 Johnson Charles West Indies
    169 Shimron Hetmeyer West Indies
    170 Andre McCarthy West Indies
    171 Ramnaresh Sarwan West Indies
    172 Sam Northeast England
    173 Dan Lawrence England
    174 Tom Westley England
    175 Niall O Brien Ireland
    176 Kevin O Brien Ireland
    177 Paul Stirling Ireland
    178 George Worker New Zealand
    179 Azharullah England
    180 Nicholas Pooran West Indies
    181 Elton Chigumbura Zimbabwe
    182 Anamul Haq Bangladesh
    183 Kyle Jarvis Zimbabwe
    184 Lahiru Gamage Sri Lanka
    185 Zafar Gohar Pakistan
    186 Usman Qadir Pakistan
    187 Saifullah Bangash Pakistan
    188 Abdul Ameer Pakistan
    189 Imran Khan Jr Pakistan
    190 Bismillah Khan Pakistan
    191 Saad Nasim Pakistan
    192 Aizaz Cheema Pakistan
    193 Imran Khalid Pakistan
    194 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan
    195 Zohaib Khan Pakistan
    196 Rafatullah Mohmand Pakistan
    197 Nasir Owais Pakistan
    198 Abdul Rehman Muzammal Pakistan
    199 Abid Ali Pakistan
    200 Adil Amin Pakistan
    201 Adil Raza Pakistan
    202 Adnan Akmal Pakistan
    203 Adnan Raees Pakistan
    204 Adnan Rasool Pakistan
    205 Agha Salman Pakistan
    206 Ahmed Jamal Pakistan
    207 Ahsan Ali Pakistan
    208 Akbar-ur- Rehman Pakistan
    209 Ali Asad Pakistan
    210 Ali Khan Pakistan
    211 Ali Sarfraz Pakistan
    212 Ali Waqas Pakistan
    213 Anop Santosh Pakistan
    214 Ashfaq Ahmed Pakistan
    215 Asif Afridi Pakistan
    216 Asif Zakir Pakistan
    217 Ayaz Tasawwar Pakistan
    218 Azeem Ghumman Pakistan
    219 Azhar Attari Pakistan
    220 Azizullah Pakistan
    221 Babar Rehman Pakistan
    222 Behram Khan Pakistan
    223 Fahad Iqbal Pakistan
    224 Faisal Iqbal Pakistan
    225 Faisal Mubashir Pakistan
    226 Faraz Ahmed Pakistan
    227 Fazal Subhan Pakistan
    228 Gauhar Ali Pakistan
    229 Gulraiz Sadaf Pakistan
    230 Imran Ali Pakistan
    231 Imran Farhat Pakistan
    232 Israrullah Pakistan
    233 Junaid Ilyas Pakistan
    234 Kamran Ghulam Pakistan
    235 Khalid Usman Pakistan
    236 Kumail Abbas Pakistan
    237 Muhammad Akhlaq Pakistan
    238 Mehran Ibrahim Pakistan
    239 Mansoor Amjad Pakistan
    240 Mohammad Hasan Pakistan
    241 Mohammad Talha Pakistan
    242 Mohammad Waqas Pakistan
    243 Mohammad Abbas Pakistan
    244 Muhammad Afzal Pakistan
    245 Muhammad Asif Pakistan
    246 Mohammad Bilawal Pakistan
    247 Musadiq Ahmed Pakistan
    248 Mustafa Iqbal Pakistan
    249 Naeem Anjum Pakistan
    250 Nasir Ahmed Pakistan
    251 Nauman Anwer Pakistan
    252 Naved Malik Pakistan
    253 Naved Yasin Pakistan
    254 Nayyer Abbas Pakistan
    255 Rameez Aziz Pakistan
    256 Rameez Raja Jr Pakistan
    257 Raza Ali Dar Pakistan
    258 Rehan Afridi Pakistan
    259 Rizwan Haider Pakistan
    260 Saad Ali Pakistan
    261 Sadaf Hussain Pakistan
    262 Sadaif Mehdi Pakistan
    263 Sami Aslam Pakistan
    264 Sarmad Bhatti Pakistan
    265 Shah Faisal Pakistan
    266 Shahid Yousuf Pakistan
    267 Shahzaib Ahmed Pakistan
    268 Shan Masood Pakistan
    269 Sheharyar Ghani Pakistan
    270 Shahzad Azam Pakistan
    271 Shoaib Laghari Pakistan
    272 Shoaib Nasir Pakistan
    273 Tabish Khan Pakistan
    274 Taj Wali Pakistan
    275 Tariq Haroon Pakistan
    276 Taufeeq Umar Pakistan
    277 Umar Siddiq Pakistan
    278 Umar Waheed Pakistan
    279 Usman Salahuddin Pakistan
    280 Waqas Ahmed Pakistan
    281 Waqas Maqsood Pakistan
    282 Yasir Hameed Pakistan
    283 Zahid Mansoor Pakistan
    284 Zahid Mahmood Pakistan
    285 Zain Abbas Pakistan
    286 Ziaul Haq Pakistan
    287 Zohaib Ahmed Pakistan
    288 Zohaib Shera Pakistan
    289 M. Qaiser Ashraf Pakistan
    290 Raza Hassan Pakistan
    291 Asad Ali Pakistan
    292 Nazar Hussain Pakistan
    293 Khurram Shahzad Pakistan
    294 Haider Ali Pakistan
    295 Umaid Asif Pakistan
    296 Taimoor Sultan Pakistan
    297 Sohail Akhtar Pakistan
    298 Sadaqat Ali Pakistan


    Sr. No NAME
    1 Ahmed Bashir
    2 Ahmed Safi
    3 Danish Aziz
    4 Hassan Raza
    5 Hayatullah
    6 Imran Butt
    7 Irfan Liaqat
    8 Irfan Ullah Shah
    9 Karamat Ali
    10 Sameen Gul
    11 Saud Shakeel
    12 Zeeshan Malik
    13 Saifullah Gori
    14 Moazam Malik
    15 M. Asad
    16 Sajawal Riaz
    17 Rohail Nazir
    18 Arsal Sheikh
    19 Fahadis Bukhari
    20 Aun Abbas
    21 M. Moosa
    22 Anayat Ali
    23 Umair Khan
    24 Nabi Gull
    25 Zawan Hikmat
    26 M. Aqib
    27 M. Saleem
    28 Abdul Samad
    29 Asad Raza
    30 Ahmad Safi
    31 Ibtisam Sheikh
    32 Aftab Azwar
    33 Hamza Akber
    34 Salman Fayyaz
    35 M. Rameez
    36 Ali Zaryab
    37 Zia Shahzad
    38 Farhan Nazar
    39 Safeer Azam
    40 Mir Waiz
    41 Shaheen Shah Afridi
    42 Jaahid Ali
    43 Sahibzada Farhan
    44 Imamul Haq
    45 Nasir Nawaz
    46 Muhammad Mohsin Khan
    47 Abdullah Shafique
    48 Zahid Alam
    49 Muhammad Arif
    50 Waqar Ahmed
    51 Saad Khan
    52 Muhammad Hasnain
    53 Musa Khan
    54 Ibrar Zaman
    55 Mansoor Ali
    56 Umer Khan
    57 Hidayatullah
    58 Mohammad Imran
    59 Momin Waqar
    60 Mohamamd Taha Khan
    61 Mohammad Ilyas
    62 Hamza Khan
    63 Abbas Afridi
    64 Suleman Shafqat
    65 Hussain Ahmed
    66 Arshad Iqbal
    67 Haroon Wahid
    68 Aamir Ali
    69 Umair Yousuf
    70 Zaid Alam
    71 Haider Ali
    72 Muhammad Hammad Khan
    73 Ashar Qureshi
    74 Muhammad Ali
    75 Munir Riaz
    76 Salman Shafqat
    77 Imran Shah
    78 Mohammad Azam Khan
    79 Aashir Ahmad
    80 Haider Ali
    81 Usman Khan
    82 Umair Masood
    83 Noor Wali
    84 Mohammad Irfan Jr.
    85 Ammad Alam
    86 Abrar Ahmed
    87 Syed Muzammil Shah
    88 Khushdil Shah
    89 Hassan Khan
    90 Ghulam Mudassar
    91 Hussain Talat
    92 Hasan Mohsin
    93 Saif Badar
  40. chandtara

    chandtara Mr Cricistan

    Jun 18, 2011
    Watson, Ingram, Bell, others agree to visit Pakistan for PSL3

    KARACHI: A large number of foreign cricketers, including Australia’s Shane Watson and England’s Ian Bell have expressed willingness to visit Pakistan to play matches of PSL3, if picked by franchises from the players draft tomorrow.

    Sources privy to the matter told that most of the 291 foreign players included in the players draft for the PSL3 have said yes to visiting Pakistan for PSL. Some of the players have expressed conditional consent.

    “The platinum players giving unconditional consent to visit Pakistan include Australia’s Shane Watson, South Africa’s Colin Ingram, West Indian Dwayne Bravo, Australian John Hastings and South Africa’s JP Duminy,” the source said.

    “Thisara Perera, Carlos Braithwaite, Angelo Metthews, Jason Holder and Mitchell McClenaghan have also expressed conditional consent to visit Pakistan,” the source added.

    Pakistan born South African cricketer Imran Tahir and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan are also among the players who have agreed to visit Pakistan for PSL matches while Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis and Alex Hales have yet to confirm their availability.

    Other players, according to sources, expressed willingness to visit Pakistan include Tim Bresnan, Richard Levi, Ian Bell, James Vince, Wayne Parnell, Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kyle Abbott, Tymal Mills, Marlon Samuels and Albie Morkel.

    From the Gold category, James Franklin, Grant Elliot, Dawin Malan, Ben Duckett and Morne van Wyke are among the players who have agreed to visit Pakistan.

    A source in PSL secretariat, on condition of anonymity, told that more than 85 percent of foreign players have agreed to visit Pakistan which guarantees success of PSL.

    “Although we are still four months away from PSL, at the moment we have consent from a large number of players to play the PSL matches in Pakistan,” said the PSL source while hoping that security situation in the country improves further.

    The source further added that most of the players retained by the PSL franchises have also responded positively to the request of playing in Pakistan.

    Pakistan hosted the final of PSL between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators earlier this year.

    Top players like Chris Jordan, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels were in Lahore for the final which opened the doors for further cricket in the country and led to a visit by World XI for a three-match series and by Sri Lanka for a T20I.

    However, platinum players Mitchell Johnson Chriss Gayle and Eoin Morgan are not yet convinced to visit Pakistan for PSL matches.

    The six franchises will pick players in platinum, diamond, gold, silver and emerging categories in players draft to be held on Sunday in Lahore.

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