Australia’s all-rounder – Shane Watson – has now become the 152nd foreign player to join the Pakistan Super League, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Monday.
“We are delighted to have Shane Watson on-board and with Shane’s record in T20 cricket, he will definitely be a hot pick in the PSL draft,” Pakistan Super League Governing Council Chairman Najam Sethi said. Limited overs specialist Watson – who has more than 4,000 T20 runs to his credit and is a two-time World Cup winner – has signed the consent form to become a part of the draft process.
According to the statement, the player drafting is scheduled to take place in December this year with many top players set to take part. “I am very excited to be involved in the inaugural Pakistan Super League. There are a lot of world class players involved so I can’t wait to be a part of it,” Watson said.
With Watson’s signing, the number of foreign players who have signed consent forms has gone up to 152. These players belong to eight full members and five associate members of the International Cricket Council. The super league would provide a platform for developing the game of cricket globally and its management has roped in a number of associate member players in the draft process.
Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Grant Elliot, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Bopara, Andre Russell, Luke Wright, Dwayne Bravo, TM Dilshan, Shakib al Hasan, James Anderson, Samuel Badree, Ian Bell, Darren Sammy, Tim Bresnan, Angelo Mathews, Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Michael Carberry, Samit Patel, Fidel Edwards, Shaun Tait, Thisara Perera, Adil Rashid, Brendan Taylor, Kemar Roach, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Jesse Ryder and Dwayne Smith have signed up as full-member players, while Shapoor Zadran, George Dockrell, Rizwan Cheema, Preston Mommsen and Timroy Allen have signed up as associate-member players.
Source: Daily Times