Saturday, January 12, 2013

PCB officials says Indian and Bangladeshi players want to play in PSL

Pakistan’s Twenty20 based cricket tournament the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will start from 26 March 2013. Matches of this tournament will be organized at two different venues most probably Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan.
The interesting thing is that players from different countries especially from India and Bangladesh have showed their interest to play in the PSL.
According to a claim by an official from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), four players from India have submitted their applications to take part in the upcoming domestic t20 tournament. The official also said that players were allowed by their franchises to play in the domestic tournament. It is also heard that some top Bangladeshi players have contacted them to be a part of the tournament.
However, they have refused to mention the names of those interested players. It is important to mention here that both India and Bangladesh cricket board have refused to send their teams to Pakistan due to security concern.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will have five franchises. They can buy a maximum of 30 foreign players with each team having six players. Out of six foreign players only four will be able to take part in the playing-XI.
According to official’s statement, only top players will be brought to maintain the standard of the league.