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PSL 6 - Russell, Guptill, Shakib among stars named in the replacement draft

The latest reports suggest that the replacement draft of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place on April 27 in a virtual conference.

PSL 6 - Russell, Guptill, Shakib among stars named in the replacement draft

PSL 6 - Russell, Guptill, Shakib among stars named in the replacement draft


132 foreign cricketers are reportedly available for the replacement drafts including players from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and West Indies.

However, no England player will be free to join due to the dates clash with Vitality T20 Blast, which begins on June 9, after the ongoing County Championship. The PSL-6, before the postponement, featured a number of England stars including Saqib Mehmood, Tom Banton, Ravi Bopara, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Alex Hales and Joe Clarke.

The initial list of players, who have agreed to play the tournament, include the following:

Platinum:

Andre Russell (West Indies), Evin Lewis (West Indies), Martin Guptill (New Zealand), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh).

Diamond:

Usman Khawaja (Australia), James Faulkner (Australia), Adam Milne (New Zealand), Morne Morkel (South Africa), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh).

Gold:

Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka), Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka), Keemo Paul (West Indies)

Silver:

Jake Weatherald (Australia), Jonathan Wells (Australia), Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan), George Worker (New Zealand), Wesley Madhevere (Zimbabwe), Sean Williams (Zimbabwe), Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh), Liton Das (Bangladesh), Shabbir Rahman (Bangladesh), Nuwan Pradeep (Sri Lanka), Seekkuge Prasanna (Sri Lanka), Johnson Charles (West Indies), Kesrick Williams (West Indies), Sissanda Magala (South Africa).

* Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies), Janneman Malan (South Africa) and Corey Anderson (New Zealand) are also on the PSL’s radar but their participation is not confirmed at the moment.   

The PSL-6 was indefinitely postponed in March after a number of Covid-19 cases emerged among the players and staff members.

The league will resume from June 1 following a seven-day mandatory quarantine period for all participants. 

The quarantine period will start from May 22 as the PCB has booked an entire hotel for all the players, support staff, broadcasters and every single person connected to the tournament. PCB settled a deal with a British company named Restrata for managing the bio-secure bubble.

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