The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for additional platinum category players ahead of the seventh season.
According to sources, the franchises are unhappy with the
quality of players participating in the league and are concerned that this
would affect the “image of the tournament.”
Responding to the franchises’ request, the PCB has said that
they will “try their best” to attract top-quality players for the replacement draft
— which is expected to take place through a virtual session on January 7, 2022.
The PCB has also discussed the possibility of including
South Africa’s cricketers in PSL7, bearing in mind the fact that the Mzansi Super
League has been cancelled due to Covid-19 fears.
“We have no reservations about including South Africa’s
players because we want the best cricketers to take part in the league. Six additional
platinum players would be great for us,” the franchises told the PCB.
In the replacement draft, Karachi Kings will have the first
pick, followed by Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Multan
Sultans and Peshawar. This order has been decided through a random draw,
according to the PCB.
Using the reverse order format, the second picks will be as
follows: Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United,
Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings.