Baz and Midge expected to play in the next season of PSL

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There is a possibility that the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) may feature the venomous Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson and the aggressive Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum.

A top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told Dawn News that the board is striving to get the modern day cricket greats onboard for the 2017 edition of the PSL.

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The official further revealed that the draft for the second season of the franchise league will take place sometime in the mid of October, he went on say, “The names for PSL Draft will be finalized till 5 September after which the administration will go ahead with the draft.”

Najam Sethi earlier mulled about adding the sixth team in the PSL, however, the board could not agree on terms with the franchises.

The PCB official did not comment on the issue of venue for the next edition of the PSL, recently, PCB has been weighing the option to shift West Indies series to Sri Lanka due to increasing cost of holding home series in the UAE.

The prize money for the tournament is likely to be increased and a five percent raise in the players’ salary is also expected, it will make the salary sum to go up to $1.2 million.

The retention window has already opened on May 5th, it will stay open till September 9th. Whereas, the transfer window will be open from June 20th to September 9th.

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