New additions to Pakistan Super League 6
Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan, New Zealand’s opener Martin Guptill and quite possibly the most sought-after T20 players. West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell are set to include in the remaining matches of the HBL PSL Pakistan Super League 6 for Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators individually as their names were submitted as substitution picks in an online meeting held with the franchise representatives.
The Press conference and PCB
A representative of the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday that the replacement picks were held on Tuesday night and Australian top-order player Usman Khawaja – Islamabad United and Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad – Quetta Gladiators were different picks in the first round of the replacement pick procedure.
The teams submitted a total of 19 picks. Peshawar Zalmi, Gladiators and United opted to reserve one pick each and will be submitting these names at a later stage. The three teams can choose silver category players closer to or during the remainder of the tournament.
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The HBL Pakistan Super League 6 was delayed after 14 matches on 4 March this year. The leftover 20 matches of the 6th edition of perhaps the most sought after T20 groups will be played at Karachi’s National Stadium from 1-20 June 2021.
Diamond category Pakistan Super League 6
In the Diamond category, Kings nominated Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera and Afghanistan batter Najeebullah Zadran. South Africa batter Janneman Malan was nominated by United. Zalmi opted for West Indian all-rounder Fabian Allen while Qalandars opted for Australian quick James Faulkner.
In the Gold category, Qalandars nominated Australia’s Joe Burns, West Indian Rovman Powell was nominated by Zalmi and Multan Sultans submitted the name of Afghanistan’s keeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Meanwhile, the teams would need to field a minimum of two and a maximum of four foreign players in their playing elevens for the June-leg of the PSL 6. After the bio-secure-bubble breach of Covid-19 during the season 6 2021 in March, players are now requesting everyone to follow the SOPs.