Published On: Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

PSL draft menu would be Dubai



The plan of the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is anticipated to be organized in Dubai this year instead of Lahore for the reason that the national side will be in the Gulf state, hosting West Indies, all through that time.

The opening edition of the players’ plan was organized in Lahore at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) however the administration of the T20 league determined that since the players will be in Dubai, organizing the occasion in Lahore would create logistical issues.

A PSL official stated in an interview that “All the national players will be in UAE in October and we want their participation in the draft thus it has been decided to host it in Dubai, this time, around,” he further continued by saying that “We’ll also invite the West Indies players to grace the occasion. We want to make it [the draft] bigger this time around and hosting it in Pakistan without the players would mean nothing.”

Whereas the suggestion seems right, it has separated views as several thinks that it must have been organized in Pakistan.

In the meantime, the transfer and preservation windows are previously unfastened for franchises to make any changes to their squad, which involves holding central players for the second edition.

This year’s PSL will glimpse Lahore Qalandars, who concluded last in the introductory edition, have the right to make the initial 20 picks pursued by Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators, whereas shielding champions Islamabad United will be the final ones to make their selections.

It has been recognized that superstars for example Brendon McCullum and Mitchell Johnson are anticipated to be the element of the second edition of the PSL, whereas PSL Player Recruitment Head, Faisal Mirza, is gazing to get a huge names. The PSL Governing Council has moreover determined to enlarge the salaries of players by to 10 percent in all categories.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.