Tentative dates set for PSL 2021 player draft
Statesman Report
LAHORE: Preparations for the draft of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six are underway. According to sources, the process will be completed at the National Stadium in Karachi. The possibility of holding the event in an open-air setting is being discussed because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The draft for the sixth edition of the PSL is likely to be held in the second week of December. It should be noted that the previous drafts have taken place in Dubai, Islamabad and Lahore but this time a new city will host the event. Meanwhile, Misbahul Haq will be involved with the team solely as the head coach after resigning from his post of chief selector earlier. The new chief selector will formulate and discuss the list of local players for the draft pool. Former fast-bowler Mohammad Akram is being considered a strong candidate to succeed Misbah in the role of chief selector of the national men’s side. The former pacer is currently associated with the Peshawar Zalmi franchise. PSL parts ways with Khaleef Technologies The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday terminated the contracts of HBL Pakistan Super League’s WMTR, Fantasy and Clip rights holders following a series of contractual breaches despite issuance of repeated requests and constant reminders for compliance of obligations. The PCB had entered into three-year agreements with Khaleef Technologies Incorporated in 2019 in relation to Wireless Mobile Telephony & SMS Rights, digital clip rights, Fantasy League Platform and App Development rights for the Pakistan Super League, said a spokesman of the PCB here. ~C