PCB recalls national cricketers from BPL ahead of PSL 8

The PSL 8 will kick off on February 13

January 24, 2023
Mohammad Rizwan in action for Comilla Victorians in the BPL 2023 — BCB 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recalled the national players who are taking part in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) ahead of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The PCB said that it has recalled the players who will be playing the PSL 8 due to the request of the franchises.

The players have been advised to return home on February 2, eleven days before the PSL 8 begins in Multan.

However, the national cricket governing body said that it had earlier allowed the players to come back until February 8, but the franchises urged the board to call back the players early as the teams wanted them fresh ahead of the new edition of the PCB's marquee event.

It is worth mentioning here that top players of the national T20 side including Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Naseem Shah, along with others, are participating in the BPL 2023.

The PSL 8 will kick off on February 13 when defending champions Lahore Qalandars take on 2021 champions Multan Sultans in the opening clash at the Multan Cricket Stadium after a vibrant opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, the replacement draft for PSL 8, which was supposed to take place on January 24, has now been rescheduled to January 25 after a nationwide power outage on Monday.

The PCB said franchises asked the board for additional time to finalise their choices.

PCB has also approved the request of franchises to increase the pool of players. Now, franchises will pick two players in the supplementary category to complete a squad of 20.