Lahore Qalandars roped in Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for the remaining matches of PSL while Karachi Kings got their hands on destructive Kiwi opener, Martin Guptill in the PSL replacement draft that took place earlier this week.
Lahore Qalandars were the most hit franchise as five of their overseas players pulled out of the PSL-6. In additions to Shakib Al Hasan, Qalandars picked, James Faulkner, Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson and Seekuge Prasanna.
Islamabad United too made a few replacements and roped in Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro and Janneman Malan. Talking about Karachi Kings, they picked up Martin Guptill, Najeebullah Zadran and Liton Das.
Multan Sultan roped in Mahmudullah Riyad, Rahman Ullah Gurbaz, George Linde and Obed McCoy. Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell and Fidel Edwards joined Peshawar Zalmi while Quetta Gladiators got the big fish, Andre Russell.
In another development, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to hire a new director for the Pakistan Super League. Till now, PCB’s Director Commercial, Babar Hamid was looking after PSL matters, however, following allegations of mismanagement, the PCB have decided to look out for a permanent director.
The board will advertise for the role in the coming days. People willing to apply for the role need to submit their application by May 13. The first assignment for the new director will be the remaining matches of PSL that is set to get underway from June 1. As many as 14 matches were completed in PSL 2021 before the tournament was indefinitely postponed.
Here are the updated squads for PSL 6.
Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer
Players unavailable for PSL’s June restart: Alex Hales, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt
Players picked in replacement draft: Usman Khawaja, Janneman Malan
Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram
Players unavailable for PSL’s June restart: Colin Ingram, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Joe Clarke
Players picked in replacement draft: Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Liton Das
Ben Dunk, David Wiese, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Ahmed Danyal, Sandeep Lamichhane
Players unavailable for PSL’s June restart: Rashid Khan, Samit Patel, David Wiese, Tom Abell, Joe Denly
Players picked in replacement draft: Shakib al Hasan, James Faulkner, Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson, Seekkuge Prasanna
Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr
Players unavailable for PSL’s June restart: Chris Lynn, James Vince, Adam Lyth, Carlos Brathwaite
Players picked in replacement draft: Mahmudullah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, George Linde, Obed McCoy
Haider Ali, Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Ibrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir Khan
Players unavailable for PSL’s June restart: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
Players picked in replacement draft: Fabian Allen, Rovman Powell, Fidel Edwards
Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis (partial replacement for Chris Gayle), Hassan Khan (partial replacement for Dale Steyn)
Players unavailable for PSL’s June restart: Tom Banton
Players picked in replacement draft: Andre Russell
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