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PSL Draft: Pollard, McLaren to join Gayle-powered Karachi Kings

West Indies hard hitter Kieron Pollard and South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren were selected to play for an already strong Karachi Kings team in the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League Twenty 20, ARY News reported.

As the drafting started on Wednesday, Karachi Kings chose the power players Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam as it announced earlier this month while Karachi’s talented batsman Khurram Manzoor and Hyderabad’s Kashif Bhatti were fresh picks.

The franchise retained Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Amir, Sohail Khan, Shahzeb Hasan, Saifullah Bangash, Imad Wasim and England’s Ravi Bopara in its squad.

Emerging Players

Abrar Ahmed and Abdul Hameed were selected in the emerging players draft.

Supplementary Players

Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene, Sialkot born all-rounder Usama Mir, Aamad Alam and fast bowler Rahat Ali were selected as supplementary players.

FINAL IN LAHORE

As the drafting ceremony started, PSL chairman announced that the final of PSL’s 2017 edition will be played in Lahore.

Sethi expressed hope that the next PSL edition will be bigger than the last one it will to tell the world that Pakistan can oragnise such a big event.