PSL franchises struggling with availability of foreign players

After Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars also suffer setbacks ahead of PSL 9

PSL franchises struggling with availability of foreign players PHOTO: AFP

Karachi Kings have suffered major setbacks due to limited availability of their two key overseas players, Tabraiz Shamsi and Jamie Overton. 

Shamsi, the South African wristspinner, will leave the PSL on March 6 for domestic T20 commitments, after playing the first six games and will miss the second half of the tournament. 

Meanwhile, English all-rounder Jamie Overton has been withdrawn for the entire season by Surrey, his county, to ensure readiness for the County Championship starting on April 5. 

Cricket South Africa’s policy affects Rassie van der Dussen of Lahore Qalandars as well, requiring him to return home on March 6, impacting the latter part of the season.

On Sunday, England took the precautionary measure of withdrawing the No Objection Certificate (NOC) for English fast bowler Recce Topley, who was supposed to represent Multan Sultans, as he had developed a minor injury during the SA20, prompting concerns.

Meanwhile, Colin Munro and Tymalls have reached Lahore to represent Islamabad United in the ninth editions of PSL.