KARACHI: Twenty 20 International maestro of West Indies Chris Gayle has joined the list of superstars who have given a nod to play next year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Doha, Qatar, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
“Chriss Gayle has agreed to play the PSL, we have received OK from him earlier today,” said a source.
The source added that PSL management was also in the final stages of reaching an agreement with Sri Lankan superstar Kumar Sangakkara, England’s Kevin Pietersen and Caribbean T20 specialist Chris Gayle.
Moreover, the agency that manages Gayle, one of the most valuable Twenty20 players, confirmed that he had signed the pre-draft agreement on Monday.
Darren Sammy and Sunil Narine along with former England batsman Owais Shah will also be part of the PSL draft pool. It is understood that the Pakistan Cricket Board, owners of PSL, are seeking at least 25 overseas players for the tournament.
“Obviously top guns like Gayle are stars who attract fans,” Najam Sethi, head of PCB Executive committee, said. “They lend commercial value, showbiz glitz and tournament credibility. They are also sources of inspiration and emulation for our budding players.”
“We will reach an agreement with the top trio by the end of this week, fans will soon hear a good news regarding the Pakistan Super League,” said the source.
Meanwhile, several local players have also approached the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the PSL management to partake in the biggest T20 extravaganza of the country.