Big names ready to set Pakistan Super League alight

Pollard, Dilshan and Elliot are three of the most interesting names who have shown availability for the tournament

Our Correspondent September 03, 2015

KARACHI: Some of the biggest names in cricket have shown interest in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and are ready to set the tournament on fire.

From West Indies, the hard-hitting Kieron Pollard is ready to make an appearance in the PSL, while the top two bowlers in International Cricket Council's T20 rankings - Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree - have also shown availability for the tournament.

Dwayne Bravo is another West Indian who is interested in representing a team in the PSL.

From Sri Lanka, the veteran opener Tilakaratne Dilshan, who is famous for his unorthodox style and the 'Dil-scoop', is up for grabs while the Carrom-ball wizard Ajantha Mendis is also interested in representing one of the five sides in the PSL.

Thisara Perera, who was on song against Pakistan in the recently concluded series in the Island, is  another player who has expressed his interest.

New Zealand's semi-final hero in the 2015 World Cup, Grant Elliot, will be available for the tournament as well, while Australian Brad Hodge is another player who is ready to present his services in the event.

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Other players who have shown interest are the Kiwis' James Franklin, South African Richard Levi and Roben Peterson, and England's Tim Bresnan and Michael Carberry.

Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board said it has received consent from over 40 international players. The event will accommodate 25 foreign players for its first edition.

In addition, top foreign coaches are also being roped in for the first edition of the PSL. The tournament will carry collective prize money of up to $1 million.


Mohammad Fahad Khan | 6 years ago | Reply It seems as it will be an entertaining event as players like Darren sammy, chris gayle, malinga and mendis are participating. But this would have been more better if were held in Pakistan as zimbabwians has recently visited Pakistan.
Carlyle walles | 6 years ago | Reply Extremely pleased that Pakistan are hosting such an event. Hope it finally gets of the ground. I beg of any affiliates to Al-Quida or any other NOT to interrupt the games. Just remember, Pakistan cricket fans too have suffered by not seen their cricketing heroes in action. Also, seein so much bad things happenning to muslims, especially in parts of the Middle East, I beg for a peaceful PSL event,
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