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Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan join PSL!

LAHORE: Former  legendary captain of New Zealand Brendon McCullum and England’s Twnety20 and One Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan have agreed to be part of Pakistan Super League 2017’s drafts.

Dawn.com quoted PSL chairman Najam Sethi as saying, “Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan are proven international stars who not only bring a wealth of international cricket experience but also bring invaluable leadership experience to the HBL PSL player roster.”

He made the similar announcement on his Twitter handle.

 “5 franchises are attending a meeting to discuss the next steps to make the 2nd edition of #HBLPSL a bigger event.”

Arrangements for the second season of PSL have also begun as both transfer and retain windows have been opened.

Franchises may retain up to 16 players from their existing squads. All players who were brought on board by a team, regardless of whether they played, are eligible for retention.

The retention window will also provide teams with a chance to renegotiate with existing players and the window closes on September 14, 2016.

The player draft slated to place in the month of October, with UAE emerging as a likely venue since leading players will be engaged in Pakistan’s home series in the UAE.

The draft order will follow the principle of placing the bottom-placed team from the previous year at an advantage. Consequently, Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick in every round. Karachi Kings will have the second pick, Peshawar Zalmi third, Quetta Gladiators fourth, and Islamabad United will make the final pick in every round.

The five franchises have also unanimously agreed to an increase in the salary cap to $1.2 million for the new season.