PSL 6: The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League was suspended early in March, after a COVID-19 outbreak had breached the ‘biosecure bubble’. The tournament had to be stopped after just 14 matches and it was decided that the tournament would be completed at a later date.
New Dates: The remainder of the tournament has been decided to be conducted in Karachi from June 2nd with the final on June 20. Players will arrive in the city of lights on May 23 to complete their mandatory 7-day quarantine.
The mini draft: Multiple sources say that the draft shall take place behind closed doors either today, on the 27th of April or sometime later this week.
Missing players: Many of the big names that were included in the initial phase of the tournament will miss out on the second phase because of national duty and other tournaments. A major chunk of the stars at the PSL are English, however they will miss out because of the commencement of Vitality Blast on the 9th of June in England.
Some of the prominent players missing out include: Rashid Khan(Lahore), David Wiese(Lahore), Colin Ingram(Karachi), Mohammad Nabi(Karachi), Alex Hales(Islamabad), Tom Banton(Quetta), Mujeeb Ur Rehman(Peshawar), Chris Lynn(Multan), Carlos Braithwaite(Multan).
Replacements: A pool of 134 players has been announced for the mini draft from which teams will fill the holes in their squads. Some of the big names in this replacement pool include : Martin Guptill(New Zealand), Andre Russell(West Indies), Shakib Al Hasan(Bangladesh) in the platinum category. The diamond category includes: Usman Khawaja(Australia), Adam Milne(New Zealand), Morne Morkel(South Africa), Tamim Iqbal(Bangladesh), James Faulkner(Australia), and Joe Burns(Australia).