PSL-5 news and updates (Malan, Ronchi lead Diamond Category for PSL5- upd # 12).

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    Why PSL franchises are reluctant to hold entire PSL inside Pakistan?

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Super League (PSL) is finally coming back to Pakistan as all of the next edition is scheduled to be held in Pakistan.

    However, the six franchises are slightly reluctant at holding the entire event in Pakistan, saying that less participation from foreign players will damage the reputation of the league.

    The team owners are expected to meet PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday following his invitation to address their concerns.

    A number of issues are expected to be raised in the meeting including bank guarantees and the lack of communication between the board and the franchises.

    Sources say that the franchise owners believe that conducting only half the event in Pakistan is feasible and that it will be difficult for them to convince foreign players to stay in the country for the entirety of PSL.

    https://timesofislamabad.com/31-Jul...-reluctant-to-hold-entire-psl-inside-pakistan
     
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    The article answers the question.
     
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    HBL PSL5 matches in Peshawar face stumbling block

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faces a challenging task with regards to hosting Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Peshawar, during the fifth edition next year.

    According to details, the incomplete renovation work at Arbab Niaz Stadium is a massive hurdle in PCB’s plans to schedule matches in Peshawar.

    HBL PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi had expressed its desire to hold three matches at their home venue, during the next season.

    “The stadium in Peshawar won’t be ready, by the time next season starts, which is why we won’t be considering it for PSL5,” said Senior General Manager Operations, PSL, Usman Wahla in reply to an email inquiry from Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi.

    Upon receiving this news, Afridi said that he had brought up this suggestion on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan and had discussed the same with Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani and Managing Director Wasim Khan.

    “Chairman Mani will meet PM Imran in the upcoming few days, where he will talk about this matter. It’s only after that we will be in a position to further comment on this situation,” said Wahla in another email response.

    Sources further stated that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial government is also keen on hosting HBL PSL5 matches in Peshawar but the completion of renovation work and convincing foreign players to play there is a major stumbling block.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/hbl-psl5-matches-in-peshawar-faces-stumbling-block/
     
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    PSL5 Draft could be delayed: Latif

    Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif has said that the draft of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five could be delayed due to multiple reasons.

    According to details, Latif said that time constraints and availability of foreign players can prove to be a stumbling block with regards to holding the draft as per schedule — which is usually around November every year.

    “PSL5 Draft could be delayed due to less time and availability of foreign players,” tweeted Latif.

    Latif had also said that the HBL PSL is now financially stable but the board is deliberately not releasing payments to the franchises.

    “PCB should release PSL4 profit to all 6 franchises. PCB’s profit margin is 200% but franchises are not happy,” he added.

    Earlier, the franchises had refused to deposit bank guarantee, for the fifth edition of the country’s premier T20 league.

    The franchise owners have reservations on several issues but one of the major areas of concern is regarding the financial accounts of previous edition. Nearly six months have passed but the PCB is yet to finalise the HBL PSL financial statements, which is why the franchises have decided against depositing bank guarantee.

    The franchises are also of the opinion the PCB should no longer obtain bank guarantee because the league is now stable enough to operate without it.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/psl5-draft-could-be-delayed-latif
     
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    Why is it Difficult, while pakistani people loves cricket.
     
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    I reckon its because many foreign players (big names) wouldnt come to Pakistan for entire edition.
     
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    Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Islamabad United have decided against continuing with former Australia cricket Dean Jones as the head coach for the fifth edition of the tournament.

    In a video posted on his official Twitter account, Jones announced that he is disappointed to part ways with the franchise.



    “After discussions with the owners of Islamabad United, they have decided to go with a new coach this year,” said Jones. “Slightly disappointed after the fact that we win two championships and won six playoffs out of eight.”

    “It was wonderful four years as we got to see some great kids go on to play for Pakistan. I wish the franchise all the best,” he added.

    Islamabad United won two PSL titles under Jones, in his four-season tenure with the franchise.

    The 58-year-old was also one of the contenders for the Pakistan’s head coach position, but the former Men in Green’s captain Misbahul Haq got the job.

    Jones concluded with indicating that he has some big news coming soon for the fans.
     
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    https://crickettimes.com/2019/11/ab-de-villiers-withdraws-from-the-psl-2020-draft/

    Former South Africa international AB de Villiers featured in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last year, and a lot of excitement gathered over his participation.


    Mr. 360°, who hanged his boots from international cricket last year but continues to play in franchise-based leagues, represented Lahore Qalandars in seven games in which he scored 218 runs at an average of 54.03. However, the dashing batsman picked a back injury during the tournament and did not take part in the last leg, which was played in Pakistan.

    De Villiers has now withdrawn his name from the PSL 2020 draft. The 35-year-old will travel to Pakistan but will not participate in the league because of back issues.


    In 2020, the PSL will be played entirely in Pakistan, unlike in the previous years, when it was mostly or entirely played in the UAE.
     
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    Must be scared because the quality of cricket is so much better in the Pensionars Super League.
     
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    Big names included in initial list of Platinum players for PSL 5
    • Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Jason Roy are among 28 international players to have registered in Platinum category to date.
    • PCB will release further additions to the HBL PSL Player Draft 2019 player pool by or before 21 November.

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday released an initial list of Platinum players for Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.

    A fascinating duel between World number one Babar Azam and one of the modern day greats Dale Steyn is on the cards for the upcoming as the South African speedster is among the 28 international crowd-pullers to have registered to date in the category for next year's tournament.

    The registration window for the foreign players is still open and closes on 21 November following which an updated list will be released.

    The battle between Babar and Steyn made global headlines when the Pakistan batsman struck the South African pace ace for 10 boundaries in a span of just 31 balls in the Centurion Test late last year. He then followed up with five boundaries in 29 balls in the Cape Town Test to belt Steyn for a total of 16 fours off just 66 balls.

    https://www.brecorder.com/2019/11/1...n-initial-list-of-platinum-players-for-psl-5/
     
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    Malan, Ronchi lead Diamond Category for PSL5

    England’s Dawid Malan leads a strong field of 59 foreign international cricketers who have registered to date in Diamond Category for HBL Pakistan Super League 2020. The registration window for the foreign players is still open and closes on 21 November following which an updated list will be released.

    World’s third-ranked T20I batsman was in a punishing form in the just-concluded five-match series against New Zealand, totaling 458 runs in five matches.

    This included a 48-ball century, an England record, in the fourth match in Napier. Malan belted nine fours and six sixes in a 51-ball 103 not out to power England to 241 for three, their highest score to date, that laid the foundation of a comfortable 76-run victory.

    Malan is the second England batsman to have scored a century in the shortest format of the game. Alex Hales achieved the milestone against Sri Lanka in Chittagong in 2014 and he has registered in Platinum Category for the tournament that has already caught the imagination of cricket followers and fans across the globe in its short history.

    Malan has represented Peshawar Zalmi in three HBL PSLs since the inception of this glamourous and glittering tournament, helping the side from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to lift the silverware in 2017.

    England’s Ravi Bopara and Luke Ronchi, who won the player of the HBL PSL awards in 2016 and 2018, respectively, have also registered in the Diamond Category.

    Apart from Malan and Bopara, other big England attractions in the preliminary list also include Somerset’s Tom Banton, Yorkshire’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Denly, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Phil Salt, James Vince and Luke Wright.

    Daren Sammy, the darling of HBL PSL, is amongst 12 West Indies players who have registered in the Diamond Category that also includes Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul and Marlon Samuels.

    In the preliminary list, 11 South Africa cricketers have registered with Rassie van der Dussen being the most popular name after his 241 runs in the ODI series against Pakistan earlier this year. Kyle Abbott, who was the fourth leading wicket-taker with 20 scalps for Hampshire in the Vitality Blast 2019, also features in the list.

    Other prominent names in the preliminary list include Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman Roelof van der Merwe of Netherlands and Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella and Isuru Udana.

    Dasun Shanaka, who led Sri Lanka to 3-0 win over Pakistan last month, is also in the preliminary Diamond Category.

    Australia’s Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green and Ben Laughlin, and Najeebullah Zadran and Qais Ahmad of Afghanistan are the other players to register in the Diamond Category.

    The PCB will announce additions to the list by or before 21 November, it will continue to share to date Gold, Silver and Emerging lists this week.

    List of international players who have registered in Diamond category to date:

    Afghanistan (2) - Najeebullah Zadran and Qais Ahmad

    Australia (3) – Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green and Ben Laughlin

    Bangladesh (4) - Mahmudullah Riyad, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman and Tamim Iqbal

    England (19) - Tom Banton, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Pat Brown, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Mason Crane, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Laurie Evans, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Phil Salt, James Vince and Luke Wright

    Netherlands (1) - Roelof van der Merwe

    New Zealand (1) – Luke Ronchi

    South Africa (11) - Kyle Abbott, Cameron Delport, Marchant de Lange, Rassie van der Dussen, Robbie Frylinck, Simon Harmer, Heino Kuhn, Duanne Olivier, Dane Vilas, Hardus Viljoen and David Wiese

    Sri Lanka (5) - Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka and Isuru Udana

    West Indies (12) - Fabian Allen, Johnson Charles, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Daren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Oshane Thomas and Kesrick Williams

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    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/malan-ronchi-leads-diamond-category-for-hbl-psl-2020
     
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    Wow nice entries. Just shows that cricketers are ready to tour Pakistan. Maybe they have a better perception of security situation and trust than we think
     
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    144 cricketers from 14 countries register in Gold Category for PSL5
    The list of 325 local players includes all cricketers from the domestic first and second XI squads as well as U19 cricketers

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today released the preliminary list of Gold Category foreign players for the HBL Pakistan Super League Player Draft 2019 as well as a list of 325 local players who have been assigned Gold, Silver and Emerging categories.

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    Sharjeel Khan registers in gold category for PSL 5

    Left-handed batsman Sharjeel Khan has registered himself in the gold category for the upcoming fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

    Sharjeel is currently undergoing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s rehabilitation program and his participation will be based on his progress.

    The PCB has revealed the players’ list in the gold category for the PSL 5. The list contains 144 foreign players while 27 locals. Moreover, the cricket board has revealed that a total of 325 locals are part of gold, silver, and emerging categories of the event.

    Here are the lists of foreign and local cricketers in the gold category:

    Local players

    Abid Ali, Adnan Akmal, Asad Ali, Asad Shafiq, Awais Zia, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Fawad Alam, Imran Farhat, Imran Khan Jr, Imran Khan Sr, Imran Nazir, Khurram Manzoor, Mansoor Amjad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Talha, Mukhtar Ahmed, Nauman Anwar, Raza Hasan, Saad Naseem, Sami Aslam, Sharjeel Khan (subject to completion of his rehabilitation), Umar Gul, Usman Salahuddin and Zulfiqar Babar.

    Foreign players

    Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Waqar Salamkheil, and Zahir Khan

    Australia: Ben Dunk, Jonathan Wells, Josh Lalor, Nathan Rimmington

    Bangladesh: Abul Hasan Raju, Afif Hossain, Al Amin Hossain, Alok Kapali, Aminul Islam, Litton Das, Mehdy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Taskin Ahmed

    Canada: Nikhil Dutta

    England: Adam Lyth, Alex Davies, Arron Lilley, Ben Duckett, Benny Howell, Callum Parkinson, Chris Wood, Colin Ackermann, Craig Meschede, D Bell-Drummond, Dan Lawrence, Danny Briggs, David Payne, Dom Sibley, George Garton, Hamidullah Qadri, Hassan Azad, Jack Taylor, Jade Dernbach, James Fuller, Jamie Overton, Joe Clarke, John Simpson, Jordan Clark, Josh Cobb, Josh Davey, Josh Poysden, Luis Reece, Max Holden, Nathan Sowter Ollie Robinson, Paul Coughlin, Peter Trego, Reece Topley, Richard Gleeson, Riki Wessels, Rikki Clarke, Ross Whiteley, Ryan Higgins, Sam Hain, Samit Patel, Saqib Mahmood, Stephen Mullaney, Steven Croft, Tom Abell, Wayne Madsen, Will Jacks and Zak Chappell

    Ireland: George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling

    Netherlands: Tobias Vissee

    New Zealand: Anton Devcich, George Worker, Jeetan Patel, Seth Rance

    Scotland: George Munsey

    South Africa: Dwaine Pretorious, Vernon Philander and Wayne Parnell

    Sri Lanka: Angelo Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chaturanga de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeevan Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Minod Banuka, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Seekugge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Upul Tharanga and Wanindu Hasaranga

    USA: Ali Khan

    West Indies: Andre Fletcher, Ashley Nurse, Bhaskar Yadram, Chadwick Walton, Christopher Barnwell, Danza Hyatt, Devendra Bishoo, Dominic Drakes, Dwayne Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jahmar Hamilton, Jeavon Searles, Jeremiah Louis, Jerome Taylor, John Campbell, Jonathan Carter, Joshua Bishop, Kennar Lewis, Keron Cottoy, Khary Pierre, Kieran Powell, Kjorn Yohance, Krishmar Santokie, Kyle Mayers, Leniko Boucher, Mark Deyal, Obed McCoy, Ravi Rampaul, Ray Reifer, Rayad Emrit, Roland Cato, Romario Shepherd, Ronsford Beaton, Rovman Powell, Shamar Springer, Shane Dowrich, Sheldon Cottrell, Shermon Lewis, Trevon Griffith and Veerasammy Permaul

    Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Sikandar Raza

    It must be noted here that the retention window is open and franchises can trade players by or before December 1. Each team can retain eight players from the last edition. The draft for PSL 5 is scheduled in the first week of December.

    https://arysports.tv/sharjeel-khan-registers-gold-category-psl-5/
     
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    PSL 2020 Silver category foreign players list revealed

    ISLAMABAD - The highly anticipated draft of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 is scheduled for the first week of December and the franchise owners and team management are mulling over the best combinations, which players to retain, trade or release.

    The players from all categories have now been finalized as the list of Silver category foreign players was released earlier today.

    Some of the star attractions in the list include New Zealand’s Tom Blundell, Afghanistan’s Asghar Afghan, and Samiullah Shinwari, Sri Lanka’s Shehan Jayasuriya and Oshada Fernando, Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams, England’s Jake Ball, and West Indies’ Fidel Edwards.

    All players who have signed up have also agreed to play the full length of the tournament in Pakistan.

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    https://timesofislamabad.com/18-Nov-2019/psl-2020-silver-category-foreign-players-list-revealed
     
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    Jones hits out at PSL security measures

    "Today, players are whisked off their international flight and placed in bullet and bomb-proof buses with army security that’s mind-boggling," said Jones. "Players are cooped up in their rooms like prison cells, the security just won’t let you out."

    The 58-year-old believes that the overwhelming security procedures could foster the feeling of paranoia.

    “As a head coach in the Pakistan Super League, I know that when players have too much time to themselves, they have a tendency to think too much. They begin dwelling on how they got out or personal issues. Their minds can become their enemies,” he warned. “With this level of security, players can't help but think that we must seriously be a target to someone.”

    Jones also lamented the fact that the lives of the international players were given more importance by being granted extra appearance money to participate in the matches scheduled in Pakistan.

    “During the recent PSL, many players were paid extra appearance money to play in Pakistan. I was furious over this decision; it meant that these players' lives were more important than ours,” he said.

    The 58-year-old was perplexed at the intentions of the players who were swayed by the offer of money when they had initially cited security threats as the reason for not participating in the PSL.

    “Some players said they would not go to Pakistan due to the security and potential terrorist threats yet accepted extra money to tour when it was offered. I am confused with their intentions and priorities. Is money now more important than their safety?” he concluded.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/jones-hits-out-at-psl-security-measures
     
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    PSL teams announce player retentions for season five

    The Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have announced their player retentions ahead of the draft for the fifth edition of the tournament.

    Almost all the key members of the Pakistan Twenty20 International (T20I) side have been retained by their respective teams.

    The player retention list is headed by the T20I captain and world’s number one ranked batsman Babar Azam, who has been retained by Karachi Kings along with fast-bowler Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim.

    Reigning champions Quetta Gladiators have kept faith in former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed along with pacer Mohammad Hasnain. The side have also withheld Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who was player of HBL PSL 2019.

    Islamabad United, champions in 2016 and 2018, have retained wrist spinner Shadab Khan and pacer Musa Khan along with New Zealand’s wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi, player of HBL PSL 2018.

    Opener Fakhar Zaman, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi will once again be in Lahore Qalandars’ colours, while former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has been retained by Multan Sultans along with current Pakistan T20I player Mohammad Irfan.

    Peshawar Zalmi, winners in 2017, have retained their ace pacers Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz along with wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal.

    The much-anticipated PSL Player Draft will be staged at the National Cricket Academy, Lahore, on December 6.

    ALSO READ: Ponting slams Pakistan's 'terrible' bowling attack

    Following is the complete list of players retained and released by the franchises:

    Karachi Kings

    Players retained - Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir (both Platinum), Imad Wasim (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Iftikhar Ahmed (Diamond), Aamir Yamin (Gold), Usama Mir (Silver) and Umer Khan (Emerging)

    Players released - Aaron Summers, Abrar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Awais Zia, Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, Jaahid Ali, Liam Livingstone, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikander Raza, Sohail Khan and Usman Shinwari (transferred to Lahore Qalandars)



    Lahore Qalandars

    Players retained - Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez (both Platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Usman Shinwari (Diamond, Usman transferred from Karachi Kings), Haris Rauf, Sohail Akhtar (both Gold), Salman Butt (Silver).

    Players released - AB de Villiers (not available in 2020), Agha Salman, Aizaz Cheema, Anton Devcich, Asela Gunaratne, Brendan Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson (not available in 2020), Gohar Ali, Hardus Viljoen, Haris Sohail, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Imran, Rahat Ali, Riki Wessels, Ryan ten Doeschate (not available in 2020), Saad Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Umair Masood, Yasir Shah



    Quetta Gladiators

    Players retained – Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond as Player Mentor), Ahmed Shehzad (Diamond), Umar Akmal (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold), Ahsan Ali and Naseem Shah (Silver)

    Players released - Anwar Ali, Danish Aziz, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Fawad Ahmed, Ghulam Mudassar, Harry Gurney, Jalat Khan, Max Waller, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Azam Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Rilee Rossouw, Saud Shakil and Sohail Tanvir



    Peshawar Zalmi

    Players retained – Hasan Ali, Kieron Pollard, Wahab Riaz (all Platinum), Kamran Akmal (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Daren Sammy (Gold as Player Mentor) Imam-ul-Haq (Gold) and Umar Amin (Silver)

    Players released - Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Jamal Anwar, Khalid Usman, Lendl Simmons, Liam Dawson, Misbah-ul-Haq (not available in 2020), Nabi Gul, Sameen Gul, Samiullah, Sohaib Maqsood, Tymal Mills, Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil and Wayne Madsen



    Multan Sultans

    Players retained - Shahid Afridi (Diamond as Mentor), James Vince (Gold as Brand Ambassador), Mohammad Irfan (Platinum), Junaid Khan (Gold), Shan Masood (Silver), Ali Shafiq (Silver), Mohammad Ilyas (Emerging).

    Players released - Andre Russell, Steve Smith (both not available), Chris Green, Dan Christian, Hammad Azam, Joe Denly, J Charles, Laurie Evans, Irfan Khan, M Abbas, M Junaid, N Pooran, Numan Ali, Qais Ahmed, Shakeel Ansar, Shoaib Malik, Tom Moores and Umar Siddiq



    Islamabad United

    Players retained - Shadab Khan (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond as Brand Ambassador), Asif Ali (Diamond), Luke Ronchi (Gold as Mentor), Hussain Talat (Gold), Ammad Butt (Silver), Musa Khan (Silver), Rizwan Hussain (Silver)

    Players released - Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Ian Bell, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Nawaz, Philip Salt, Rumman Raees, Sahibzada Farhan, Samit Patel, Waqas Maqsood, Wayne Parnell, Zafar Gohar and Zahir Khan



    The HBL PSL5 will be staged in Pakistan with action set to start in February 2020.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/psl-teams-announce-player-retentions-for-season-five
     
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    Roy, Steyn highlight PSL5 player draft

    The Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft was held at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore today ahead of the fifth edition in 2020. All franchises were keen on making the most of this opportunity by assembling the best possible squads.

    England’s opener Jason Roy, who was part of the 2019 World Cup winning squad, joined Quetta Gladiators as the first pick of the day, while Australia’s hard-hitting batsman Chris Lynn was bagged by Lahore Qalandars in the platinum round.

    Karachi Kings grabbed the spotlight by picking England’s opener Alex Hales and Pakistan’s returning opener Sharjeel Khan. The two players have not been active for a considerable time and will be the wildcards who can provide considerable batting firepower.

    Multan Sultans’ top pick of the day was England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali while Islamabad United chose veteran pacer Dale Steyn to bolster their pace battery for the upcoming edition of the league.

    Islamabad United were also successful in roping in South Africa’s hard-hitting batsman Colin Ingram while Multan Sultans’ bagged his fellow South African Rilee Rossouw.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/live-blog-hbl-psl5-player-draft
     

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