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

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
  2. Gotham Cronie

    Gotham Cronie Youngsta Beauty

    Jan 14, 2015
    The article answers the question.
  3. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
  4. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
  5. Badshakhan

    Badshakhan Youngsta Beauty

    Sep 12, 2019
  6. Badshakhan

    Badshakhan Youngsta Beauty

    Sep 12, 2019
    Why is it Difficult, while pakistani people loves cricket.
  7. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    I reckon its because many foreign players (big names) wouldnt come to Pakistan for entire edition.
  8. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
  9. pat

    pat Emerging Player

    Nov 25, 2018

    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.
  10. Bublu Bhuyan

    Bublu Bhuyan Youngsta Beauty

    Feb 15, 2010
    Must be scared because the quality of cricket is so much better in the Pensionars Super League.
  11. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    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.
  12. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    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

  13. Bilal123

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    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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