The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is one of the most exciting cricket leagues in the world, and the upcoming eighth edition, PSL 8, is set to be bigger and better than ever. With a host of world-class players set to take to the field, fans are eagerly anticipating the tournament.
However, as the tournament approaches, it has been announced that several foreign players will be unavailable or only partially available for the PSL 8 due to national commitments.
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Star England cricketers Harry Brook and Adil Rashid, who was picked by Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans respectively, will not be available for the PSL 8.
Additionally, Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, who was set to play for the defending champions, will miss the first three matches of the Shaheen-led Lahore Qalandars.
In response to these absentees, the franchises have met with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials to request a replacement draft.
The Shadab Khan-led Islamabad United will add a replacement for England’s Alex Hales and Moeen Ali, as well as Afghanistan’s Garbaz and Fazalhaq Farooqui.
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Multan Sultans will also be looking for replacements for David Miller, Akeal Hussain, and Tim David.
Peshawar Zalmi will go for partial replacements of Mujeeb-ur-Rahman and Rovman Powell while Quetta Gladiators will have to find replacements for Waninidu Hasaranga, Jason Roy, and Odean Smith.
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The replacement draft ceremony was scheduled to take place yesterday, but was postponed by the cricket board and will now be held today.