The list of international players who won’t be available for the forthcoming eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL (2023)) or who will be available only in part has been made public.
Harry Brook and Adil Rashid, two top England cricketers who were selected by the Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans, respectively, won’t be available for the PSL 8 owing to a national obligation, according to the information.
The first three games of the Shaheen-led Lahore Qalandars’ season will be missed by Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who is scheduled to play for the defending champions.
Along with replacing Alex Hales and Moeen Ali from England, Garbaz and Fazalhaq Farooqui from Afghanistan, Islamabad United, coached by Shadab Khan, will also add a replacement to their roster today.
As many as three players, including David Miller, Akeal Hussain, and Tim David, will need to be replaced by Multan Sultans.
While Quetta Gladiators will need to find replacements for Waninidu Hasaranga, Jason Roy, and Odean Smith, Peshawar Zalmi will opt for Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Rovman Powell’s partial replacements.
As some players might be unavailable owing to national obligations, all of the teams met with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) representatives earlier this week to request a replacement draft.
The cricket board postponed the replacement draft ceremony from yesterday to today, therefore it will now take place today.