PSL is coming and PSL is coming to Pakistan!
This was the most exciting news of the year until the squad for PSL 2020 was announced. Previously, we had some legendary players in the squad like Ben Stokes, Darren Sammy, Shane Watson, Adil Rashid, and Colin Ingram playing in Dubai for Pakistan. But this time the news is even bigger.
While last year, only part of the Pakistan Super League was played in Pakistan. This time, Pakistan Cricket Board has made arrangements for the homeland to host the complete PSL. And things got even more hyped up when the list for the PSL 2020 squad was announced.
Some major cricket stars have signed up for the game and will be joining us for PSL in Pakistan. Dale Steyn, Chris Lynn, and Jason Roy lead the list of 28 initially announced players for Platinum Pool ahead of the 2019 draft.
Other famous international players who have registered for 2020 PSL include Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and the recently retired South African cricketers JP Duminy and Hashim Amla.
However, AB de Villiers has decided to skip this season concerning workload.
The cricketers who have signed up for PSL 2020 are going to play on the grounds of the country. This is indeed huge for Pakistan especially when it’s progressing to bring cricket back home and reviving tourism. Pakistan hosted four matches of Pakistan Super League in 2018 and eight matches in 2019. This one entirely being host in the country will give a message of peace and security to the world.
PSL matches are scheduled to be played across 4 venues i.e, Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi.
Guidelines For PSL 2020
The draft has outlined a few guidelines for the teams. Each team will list 16 players in their squad for PSL within the announced budget of 1.1 million which was previously 1.38 million. The team is to be made up of 5 international and 11 local players. Moreover, among the two supplementary players that the teams will hire one can be an international player.
From the elite Platinum Pool, the six teams – Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Quetta Gladiators – are only allowed to pick three players. Six from the remaining 13 are to be picked from Diamond and Gold, three from each. And five will be selected from the Silver. While two from the Emerging Players Pool. And Lahore Qalandar already has introduced a probable, 7-feet 4-inch tall baller, for their team.
However, the teams can only retain eight players from their previous pool of players. If any team wants to swap their player they would only have permission to do so by 1 December. Other players will remain available to the teams in the pool to be picked up.
Foreign Players In Platinum Pool
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