In his recent interview with Dawn News, Najam Sethi told “The second edition of the League will be better. The players’ draft and opening ceremonies will be on a grander scale. The pitches will be more sporting, and more importantly, you will see more international stars taking part in PSL2 besides greater fan engagement.”
When asked about the star players joining second edition of PSL, he said,“We have already announced two major signings — Kiwi legend Brendon McCullum and England ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan. Malinga and Albie Morkel are also in. The others we will announce soon.”
Pakistan Super League (PSL), kicked off earlier this year beside many hurdles showed enough potential to be recognized as one of the most entertaining T20 tournament.
Now, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to make it even bigger and better than the previous editions.
The Player Draft for HBL PSL 2 is set to take place in the month of October with UAE emerging as a likely venue since leading players will be engaged in Pakistan’s home series in the UAE. The draft order will follow the principle of placing the bottom-placed team from the previous year at an advantage. Consequently, Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick in every round. Karachi Kings will have the second pick, Peshawar Zalmi third, Quetta Gladiators fourth, and Islamabad United will make the final pick in every round.
One of the biggest news, which is making headlines for PSL is that the latest T20 hunks to join the cricket extravaganza next year are Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan.
“We are buoyed by the success of HBL PSL 1 and things are now getting into an exciting phase for season 2. I can promise that HBL PSL 2 will be bigger and better, and we will leave no stone unturned in bringing unparalleled cricketainment to the fans. We will also try our best to stage the final of HBL PSL 2 in Pakistan,” said Chairman PSL, Najam Sethi.