AB de Villiers, Steve Smith headline star-studded PSL 2019 Platinum categoryArchive
South African legend AB de Villiers and former Australia captain Steve Smith are just two of several international superstars assigned Platinum statuses by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the fourth season draft of the Pakistan Super League, scheduled to be played from February 14 to March 17 next year.
The 14-member Platinum category holds foreign stars of the highest pedigree, from which the six PSL teams will get to pick when the player draft takes place.
In addition to the aforesaid duo, the PSL Platinum category also contains West Indian trio of Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo, who was picked by Peshawar Zalmi last year but couldn't join the team due to an injury.
Pollard, the Multan Sultans all-rounder, said he was looking forward to playing in the PSL once again.
"PSL is an extremely competitive tournament. Whenever availability permits, I always look forward to playing in it." — Kieron Pollard
Narine, who has been an integral part of the Lahore Qalandars squad, shared his excitement at seeing so many stars sign up for the 2019 edition.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the PSL in all these seasons," he said. "The next year should be even bigger and better with such an impressive player roster."