Team officials looking to finalize the best possible combinations for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Sunday participated in the player draft for the tournament held at the National High-Performance Centre. In the Platinum Category, Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick, followed by Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators.
The first pick of the day, in the Platinum Category, was Colin Munro, who has been chosen once more by Islamabad united for its squad this year.
Islamabad United also picked Danish Aziz, Marchant de Lange, Reece Topley, and Zafar Gohar.
These players will join Asif Ali, Alex Hales, Azam Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Paul Stirling, and Shadab Khan.
Asif Ali – Platinum
Colin Munro – Platinum
Hasan Ali – Platinum
Faheem Ashraf – Diamond
Marchant De Lange – Diamond
Shadab Khan – Brand Ambassador – Diamond
Alex Hales – Mentor – Gold
Azam Khan – Gold
Mohammad Wasim Jnr – Gold
Danish Aziz – Silver
Mohammad Akhlaq – Silver
Paul Stirling – Silver
Reece Topley – Silver
Zafar Gohar – Silver
Mubasir Khan – Emerging
Zeeshan Zameer – Emerging
Rehmanullah Gurbaz – Supplementary
Ather Mehmood – Supplementary
Pakistani pacer Ali was involved in a heated exchange with the reporter during a media interaction following the conclusion of the PSL players’ draft. Ali opted to cut short the question of the journalist before fuming at him during the eventful press conference. The Pakistani pacer was also called out by the reporter when he was snubbed by the Islamabad United superstar. Ali urged the reporter to not get personal with the players during the media interaction.
Here’s what happened…
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Earlier, Ali had issued an apology to Pakistani fans after Babar Azam and the team bowed out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the semi-finals. Ali was castigated by trolls after the pacer dropped the match-changing catch of Matthew Wade who fired Australia to the final of the World Cup at the time.