Ahead of the PSL 2021 Draft, the PCB has announced the list of foreign players in the Platinum category with some big names shining there. The list includes world’s leading cricketers in the T20 format such as Dale Steyn, Rashid Khan, Chris Gayle, and Dawid Malan. The PSL 6 draft schedule has also been announced and the event will take place on January 10 in Lahore.
The PCB issued a press release mentioning 25 foreign players in the Platinum category of the draft that include the quartet mentioned above and David Miller and Chris Lynn among others.
“The West Indian representation on the Platinum list includes Dwayne Bravo who has represented Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators in the HBL PSL along with Carlos Brathwaite (stints with Qalandars and Zalmi), Lendl Simmons (Kings and Zalmi) and Evin Lewis,” the press release said.
“The list also includes South Africa’s Morne Morkel and Rassie van der Dussen who are both yet to feature in the HBL PSL. The South African representation in the list also includes Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans), Colin Ingram (Kings and United), Rilee Rossouw (Gladiators and Sultans) and Dale Steyn (United).
“Besides Malan, England’s Alex Hales who was part of the Kings’ winning squad in last year’s edition is also in the list. Moeen Ali (Sultans), Chris Jordan (Zalmi and Kings) and Tom Banton (Zalmi) are also part of the Platinum roster.”
The Platinum category will also feature Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman from Afghanistan, Isuru Udana and Thisara Perera from Sri Lanka, Mustafizur Rahman from Bangladesh and Sandeep Lamichanne from Nepal.
The trade and retention window is open right now with each franchise allowed to retain a total of 8 players from their previous squad.