St. Kitts and Nevis to host 2021 edition of Caribbean Premier League
27 Apr 2021
Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Usman Khawaja and Martin Guptill are among the players who have been picked in the PSL 2021 replacement draft. While Shakib has been picked by Lahore Qalandars, Russell and Khawaja went to Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United respectively. New Zealand aggressive batsman Guptill is a part of Karachi Kings.
The PCB held the PSL replacement draft on Tuesday as the franchises would be able to complete their squads.
The tournament was earlier suspended with immediate effect after there was a rise in COVID-19 cases among the players and staff. Though, it will now resume on June 2 with the final scheduled to take place on June 20.
All the matches will be taking place in Karachi while the teams will have to reach the venue on May 23 to undergo a mandatory seven-day quarantine.
The tournament will be without the services of a number of international players. The England cricketers will be busy with the Vitality Blast T20 tournament while the others would be on national duties.
As many 134 players were there in the list of the players for the mini-draft out of which 25 belonged to West Indies and 24 to Sri Lanka.
Apart from this, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa had 10, 12 and 18 players respectively while there were 6 players from Zimbabwe, 16 from Afghanistan, 5 from Ireland, 4 from Scotland, and one each from Nepal and Oman.