Three English players from Quetta Gladiators bow out of PSL final in Lahore

Three English players of the Quetta Gladiators — Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright —announced on Wednesday that they will not be participating in the Pakistan Supe
r League (PSL) final to be played in Lahore on March 5.

Luke Wright said in a tweet that he has a “young family” and for him the game was not “worth the risk”. “It’s with a heavy heart I will not be coming to Lahore,” he tweeted

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Pietersen bid goodbye to Dubai, saying he would be returning to his family in London.

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Mills too said in a Twitter note that he would not be attending the final match.

Brendon McCullum, Mitchell Johnson are likely to be part of 2017 PSL

Pakistan cricket board starts the preparation for the second edition of Pakistan super league.
According to the PSL officials, PCB has contacted the two superstars of cricket, Former captain of Newzealand “Brendon McCullum” and former Australian pacer “Mitchell Jhonson” were contacted and likely to be the part of Second edition of Pakistan Super League.Both of these players has been retired from international cricket but they are playing in cricket leagues all over the world.
After the successful first edition of PSl, with the collaboration of Franchises, the preparation of the second edition has been started.
According to the PSL officials, the franchises have the time between 5 may to 9 September if they want to retain the players or exchange it with other teams, They can also release a player in this given time.
According to the officials, Second Edition of PSL is likely to start on 9th of Feb in the UAE.
The prize money of PSL second edition is likely to increase in the 2017 edition, and there is also a chance of 5% increment in the players income.

Addition of Azad Jammu And Kashmir in The Pakistan Super League

At the end of the inaugural PSL league, Chairman PSl Najam Sethi has promised that in the 2nd season of PSL 6th team “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” will be added.
But unfortunately except Peshawar Zalmi owner Javaid Afridi, none of the franchise accept this proposal and are concerned that the addition of an additional franchise will lessen their receipts.Despite Najam Sethi’s encouragement of an increase in profit share for next year’s edition, the franchise owners refused the proposal.
Currently, PSl consists of Five teams with 4 teams from each province along with the Capital Islamabad.
PSl First Edition Was held  earlier this year in February and the turnout was massive and overwhelming and PCB earned a profit of $2.47 Million. Pakistan Cricket board distributed 70% of the profit between the five franchises fairly.