PSL 2021 to Resume in June

PCB and franchises agree to 2021 resumption

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The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League will restart in June.

The tournament had been suspended in early March, after several players tested positive for the coronavirus.

These included England batsman Tom Banton and Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed.

“The Pakistan Cricket Board, the franchises and the PSL governing council are aiming to reschedule the remaining 20 PSL matches in June 2021 in Karachi,” read a statement from the PCB.

“This was unanimously agreed by the six franchise owners and the PCB on Thursday and after taking into consideration all factors relating to event organisation.

June emerged as the most preferred and practical window due to Pakistan's international commitments in March and April – and late August and September.

“The remaining 20 matches in June are now being planned following the team's return from Zimbabwe on 13 May and before their departure for England on 26 June.

“The PCB management will now look into the operational and logistical challenges and revert to the franchise owners and stakeholders.”

Players from Abroad at the PSL 2021

Numerous stars from overseas featured were included in squads for the first 14 matches of the 2021 Pakistan Super League.

Australia

  • Dan Christian (Karachi Kings)
  • Fawad Ahmed (Islamabad United)
  • Ben Cutting (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Ben Dunk (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Chris Lynn (Multan Sultans)

West Indies

  • Carlos Brathwaite (Multan Sultans)
  • Chris Gayle (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Chadwick Walton (Karachi Kings)
  • Sherfane Rutherford (Peshawar Zalmi)

England

  • Lewis Gregory (Islamabad United)
  • Phil Salt (Islamabad United)
  • Alex Hales (Islamabad United)
  • Joe Clarke (Karachi Kings)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Ravi Bopara (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Samit Patel (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Tom Abell (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Tom Banton (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Joe Denly (Lahore Qalandars)
  • James Vince (Multan Sultans)
  • Adam Lyth (Multan Sultans)

South Africa

  • Dale Steyn (Quetta Gladiators)
  • David Wiese (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Cameron Delport (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Faf du Plessis (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings)
  • Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans)
  • Rilee Rossouw (Multan Sultans)

Afghanistan

  • Mohammad Nabi (Karachi Kings)
  • Rashid Khan (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Noor Ahmad (Karachi Kings)
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Qais Ahmad (Quetta Gladiators)

United States

  • Ali Khan (Islamabad United)

Ireland

  • Paul Stirling (Islamabad United)

Nepal

  • Sandeep Lamichhane (Lahore Qalandars)

Reigning champions Karachi were at the top of the six-team standings at the time of the postponement.

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