501 players make it to HBL PSL draft

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi President Zaheer Abbas and Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi President Zaheer Abbas and Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal

Islamabad United have picked JP Duminy, Quetta Gladiators have selected Shane Watson while Colin Ingram will play for Karachi Kings as franchise owners and coaches huddled up at National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Sunday for player draft of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018. The hard-hitting batsman went to Lahore Qalandars.

The PCB chief also said that they are trying their best that PSL matches are also held in Karachi this year, along with Lahore and the UAE.

Promising cricketers from the Pakistan Under-19 set-up and top performers of the recently concluded Under-19 Pentangular Cup have been added to the Emerging Players roster.

North Korean shot at while defecting to South
The number of North Koreans defecting to South Korea in the first two-thirds of this year dropped by 13% compared with 2016. The US Embassy in Seoul said it had been made aware about the attempt and was looking into the case.

"We were told that Gayle is partially available so that was one of the reasons".

Gayle has had two unflattering seasons in the PSL, managing only 103 runs from five outings in the 2016 edition and 160 runs from nine innings last year.His poor run of form coincided with paltry returns for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, where he scored 227 runs in 10 matches, with just two half-centuries.

Many questioned why players such as Fawad Alam, Awais Zia weren't picked by any franchise. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo had no such issues as he was quickly picked up by the Darren Sammy-led Peshawar Zalmi while his brother Darren, a stylish left-hander, was nabbed by the Multan Sultans. Supplementary players: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Khalid Usman, Mohammad Arif. Lahore Qalandars: Brendon McCullum (captain), Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rehman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar. Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf.

Nathaniel Clyne faces three months out after back surgery
This has meant that should have Clyne returned earlier he would ineligible to play in any of the club's group stage European games.

Supplementary players: Colin Munro, Eoin Morgan and Saifullah Bangash.

Shoaib Malik (c), Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan, Junaid Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Irfan Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Tahir, Darren Bravo, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nic Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar.

Shell quits entire Woodside stake
Sale proceeds will be used to reduce Shell's net debt, Jessica Uhl, chief financial officer of Shell, said in the statement. The sale represents 64 per cent of Shell's stake in Woodside and 8.5 per cent of Woodside's issued capital, Shell said.

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