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Seven England players in Platinum category for Pakistan Super League draft

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

The PCB have revealed a list of 28 overseas players that have registered in the Platinum category for the player draft of the 2020 Pakistan Super League so far.

The Platinum category is the highest price bracket in the draft, with a salary band ranging from 23 million Pakistani rupees to 34 million Pakistani rupees (approximately US$147,000-US$218,000). The draft will take place in the first week of December, with the registration window for foreign players open till November 21.

England are currently the most well-represented foreign nation in the Platinum category, with World-Cup winners Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett joined by Harry Gurney, Alex Hales and Chris Jordan.

Hales played for Islamabad United in the 2019 Pakistan Super League

Dale Steyn is one of six players listed who have played for South Africa, and said: “Cricket means the world to Pakistani fans and I am excited that I will get to be a part of the HBL Pakistan Super League draft pool.”

PSL sides can include a minimum of three and a maximum of four foreign players in their playing XI.

The schedule for the tournament has yet to be announced, but it is set to begin in February 2020, with the PCB currently committed to staging the entire tournament in Pakistan. Previous editions of the tournament have had matches held in the UAE.

Pakistan Super League draft – Platinum category so far:

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Rashid Khan

Australia: Dan Christian, Ben Cutting and Chris Lynn

England: Moeen Ali, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid and Jason Roy

Nepal: Sandeep Lamichhane

New Zealand: Colin Munro

South Africa: Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera

West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard

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