LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and all six HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have agreed that every team may pick two additional players in the Supplementary Category for the seventh edition of the league, being held from Jan 27 to Feb 27.

“Although each side can select one foreign player each, the decision opens up opportunities for the local emerging cricketers to experience franchise cricket that will contribute in their grooming and development. Separately, this will also provide extra players to the teams, should they require for reasons beyond their control,” the PCB stated in a press release issued on Friday.

“The teams will pick additional players in the Replac­ement Player Draft, which is expected to take place through a virtual session on Jan 7, 2022.

“Karachi Kings will have the first option to pick the first additional player, followed by Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans and Peshawar. This order has been decided through a random draw.

“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,” the PCB release concluded.

Published in Dawn, December 18th, 2021

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