PSL 2019: Steven Smith, Shahid Afridi set to play for sixth team

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PSL 2019: Steven Smith, Shahid Afridi Set to Play for Sixth Team 

PSL 2019: Steven Smith, Shahid Afridi Set to Play for Sixth Team
Steven Smith and Shahid Afridi to play in PSL 2019. Image Courtesy: Getty

The Lala and also the Boom Boom of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi and the ex-Australia skipper, Steven Smith set to join the sixth team in PSL 2019. They respective Pakistan Cricket Board has grabbed the services of the players on behalf of the sixth franchise, which is yet to be named.

PSL welcome Afridi, Smith

The previous franchise Multan Sultans backed themselves out at the last minute, which left PCB no chance to call for the tenders. However, they decided to continue with the procedure and then open the call for buyers.

 The official statement read, “As a result of this termination, all rights in respect of the team have now reverted back to PCB.”. PCB released after terminating Multan Sultans for delaying the Pay issues with the board.

Steven Smith, Shahid Afridi, PSL 2019
Steven Smith (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

”We cannot wait for the completion of all the formalities before holding the draft. It is a time-consuming job. as we have to go through the entire process afresh,” PCB chief Ehsan Mani said.

However, it would be a jackpot for the new franchise owners. They have got the star players, Steven Smith and Shahid Afridi in their ranks. And also, they will join the likes of Kumar Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik for the upcoming edition.

The sixth team got the services of Windies star Kieron Pollard in Platinum, Kumar Sangakkara and Sohail Tanvir in Diamond. And also, Muhammad Irfan, Junaid Khan in Gold and Kashif Bhatti, Sohaib Maqsood and Irfan Khan in Silver category.

The PSL 2019 is all set to begin on February 14, and the final is scheduled to be played on March 17. They have managed to get the services of maximum players, as it won’t make any effect on the players for the 2019 World Cup.

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