LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s sixth edition is just around the corner and the arrival of foreign players has almost been completed in Karachi.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the replacement of five foreign players of different franchises. The teams made replacement picks for the players who have either become fully or partially unavailable due to international cricket commitments.
South Africa’s veteran cricketer, Faf Du Plessis partially replaced West Indian Chris Gayle in Quetta Gladiators. He will not be available for few matches due to personal commitments.
Australia leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed who has represented Gladiators in the earlier PSL seasons replaced New Zealand’s batsman Colin Munro in the Islamabad United squad.
Munro would be unavailable for United due to the prevailing Covid-19 related managed isolation space challenges in New Zealand.
United have also included USA fast bowler Ali Khan as a replacement for England’s Reece Topley who has been included in England’s T20I squad on their ongoing tour of India.
Ireland batsman Paul Stirling is the third replacement in the United squad in place of England fast bowler Chris Jordan who has also been included in the T20I squad for the series against India.
England batsman Tom-Kohler Cadmore who represented Gladiators in the 2018 season will replace compatriot Liam Livingstone in the Zalmi squad with Livingstone also set to be part of England’s T20I team in India.