Saturday Sep 30, 2017
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and one of the most sought-after T20 batsmen, Chris Lynn, have signed up for the third edition of Pakistan Super League.
Chairman PCB Najam Sethi posted about the new signings on his social media account, terming it a “great news”
“Great News: New top signings for @thePSLt20: JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson, Angelo Mathews, Rashid Khan, Evin Lewis,” Sethi posted on his Twitter account.
Sethi’s tweet also confirmed an earlier report by Geo.tv
In another development, the PSL’s official Twitter account announced the signing of South Africa’s Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir for the third edition of Pakistan Super League.
“Leg Spin wizard Imran Tahir is all set to join #HBLPSL 2018 Ab Aor Zyada Ghoomay Gi,” announced PSL on its official twitter handle.
Australia’s Chris Lynn is one of the most sought-after players in T20 cricket and he has earned various deals in different T20 leagues around the world, including IPL.
With an average of 36.79 and strike rate of 147.98, Lynn is sure to be on the radar of all the PSL franchises.
Meanwhile, a source has informed geo.tv that PCB is also making efforts to build players’ confidence for touring Pakistan and play the matches of PSL.
According to sources, PCB is planning to hold few matches in Pakistan and most of the latest signings have responded to PCB in a positive manner.
“The PSL management asked them (players) if they are willing to play in Pakistan and most of them said yes, said the source when asked if foreign signings will visit Pakistan to play PSL.
“But one must also understand security is dynamic and PCB is looking for successful series against West Indies and Sri Lanka at home,” the source said adding that ESI's partnership with PCB is also a leveraging factor.