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World Boss Gayle overlooked by Pak Super League

Slipfeeler 2017-11-14 12:15:57 

LAHORE, Pakistan (CMC) — West Indies superstar Chris Gayle was stunningly overlooked in Sunday's Pakistan Super League draft, as brothers Dwayne and Darren Bravo both landed contracts for the third edition of the tournament slated for the first quarter of next year.

The 38-year-old Jamaican, one of the most sought-after names on the international T20 circuit, was one of 308 overseas players up for grabs but found no takers from among the six franchises, in perhaps the biggest surprise of the auction.

One franchise owner, who requested anonymity, told Wisden India that Gayle's partial availability for the PSL coupled with his poor form in the last Indian Premier League, had made him an unattractive option.

Slipfeeler 2017-11-14 12:18:18 

Knowing Gayle, the next team he meets will feel his wrath.

kingie 2017-11-15 17:12:36 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Not much left in the tank now with Onry..

cricketest 2017-11-15 17:49:46 

don't blush bhati

rubberd 2017-11-15 18:51:39 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Pakistan wants players willing to play the finals in Pakistan. Plain and simple.
This from the 2017 version.

The board planned to replace overseas players who are unwilling to travel to Pakistan with their teams in a new draft held at the end of February for the final stage of the tournament,[7] if necessary with Pakistani players.[8]

rubberd 2017-11-16 06:52:45 

In reply to Slipfeeler
Compares well with CPL

Team Purse for PSL Draft
Total purse of USD 1.2 million for each team to pick maximum of 20 players in the squad.

Platinum category players will earn anywhere between $140,000 and $200,000 while Diamond category players have a minimum price of $70,000 attached with them. Gold category players will be signed up for a minimum of $50,000.

The Silver category players have a minimum cap of $22,000 whereas the emerging category players could get at least $10,000.

There are only 12 platinum places available, Sammy was draft at gold, so we can understand why Chris was not drafted.
Premium brands do not drop their rates because it is difficult to recover.

tigga 2017-11-16 07:40:04 

In reply to rubberd

Is shiv playing?