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More international stars join PSL for third edition

Updated October 14, 2017

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Top international cricketers including Darren Bravo, Luke Ronchi and Albie Morkel are set to become a part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in its third edition, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Saturday.

Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rehman, West Indian captain Jason Holder and England's James Vince and Tim Bresnan are among the new signings for PSL, it said.

"South African middle-order star JP Duminy, who recently called an end to this Test career in a bid to focus on limited overs cricket, will add experience and firepower to the player roster. He is joined by his national teammates Wayne Parnell and Pakistan-born South African spin wizard Imran Tahir," the release said.

Former Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and New Zealanders Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan are among others roped in by the PCB for PSL 2018.

"This is an expansion year and, therefore, our efforts are geared towards making this bigger and better than the first two seasons." PCB Chairman Najam Sethi said. "We have top tier international talent joining a pool of released players and this sets us up very nicely for the main draft."

"Teams will now pick one player each in the Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories; two in Silver; two in Emerging; and up to four players in the supplementary round to make up their squads," PCB release said.

New signings will join the players who are still unpicked after being released at the end of retention window in the draft pool for PSL's third edition.

Other players joining the league this year are: Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmon, Chris Lynn, Rashid Khan, Adil Rashid and Mitchell Johnson .

The players' draft is expected later this month, while PSL 2018 will be played in February next year.