PCB allows adding more players to squad

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PSL 7 trophy on display at the National High-Performance Centre, in Lahore, on December 12, 2021. — Twitter/PSL/File
PSL 7 trophy on show on the National High-Performance Centre, in Lahore, on December 12, 2021. — Twitter/PSL/File

LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have been allowed to  embody extra players into the squad for the seventh version of the match, Geo News reported Friday, citing sources.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has allowed the franchises to transfer the cap up from 18 to 20 players, whereas the 2 additions ought to both be home or a mix of home and international, sources stated.

However, the franchises won’t be allowed to induct two international players. The collection of the extra players can be completed subsequent month, simply days earlier than the league begins — on January 27. The PSL draft occurred final week.

The choice was taken after the PSL franchises had requested the PCB to enhance the crew players, given the uncertainty due to the present coronavirus scenario, sources stated.

PCB additionally goals to enhance the significance of home players by way of the choice, sources added.

It is pertinent to point out right here that the ODI sequence between Pakistan and West Indies — scheduled from Dec 18-22 — was postponed after a number of Windies players examined optimistic for COVID-19 throughout the three-match T20 sequence.

After the announcement, PCB Chief Operating Office Salman Naseer stated that though there was “no breach of the biosecure bubble at all,” however the board had turn out to be further cautious for PSL.

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