Lahore: Chris Gayle has returned to Pakistan Super League (PSL) and being named among 25 other foreigners in the Platinum roster of the tournament’s sixth edition, scheduled in February-March this year.
The list includes big names such as Gayle, Rashid Khan, Dale Steyn, Lendl Simmons, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Colin Ingram, Imran Tahir, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Chris Lynn, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Mustafizur Rehman, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Out of these players, some players will be partially available for the tournament due to their other commitments following a packed international calendar during February – March.
✨Platinum Pachees ✨
The six franchises will now be making key trade and retention decisions before the #HBLPSLDraft, with each team allowed a maximum of eight retentions ahead of the Draft.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) January 5, 2021
All the franchises will now have an opportunity to trade and retain players before the players’ draft which is likely to take place in the second week of January. Each team can retain up to eight players.
Director Commercial Babar Hamid: “We are delighted to release a star-studded list of players in the Platinum category even though we are dealing with an unprecedented situation due to Covid-19 and player availabilities are also hampered by a packed FTP calendar.
“The HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 will be another exciting season once again being played in Pakistan. The quality of players on the list is a further testament of the credibility and integrity of the league as it continues to attract the best T20 talent from around the world.
“In the coming days, we will work as hard as ever on successful delivery of the event with all stakeholders as we are determined and focussed on producing another world-class event while raising the bar higher and ensuring the safety and security of all participants.”