Fabian Allen retained for Pakistan Super League as big-name Windies players axed

By December 07, 2019
Fabian Allen diving to take a catch while on duty for the West indies. Fabian Allen diving to take a catch while on duty for the West indies.

Many of the big-name West Indies T20 players, including Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo, have been axed from their teams in the Pakistan Super League ahead of its February 2020 start during Saturday’s draft in Lahore.

Bravo was listed among the players released by his side Quetta Gladiators, along with Dwayne Smith.

Bravo, of course, is still recovering from a broken hand.

Russell, who was listed as unavailable for 2020, was released by his side Multan Sultans, along with Nicholas Pooran and Johnson Charles, while Allen was retained with the franchise’s 17th draft pick.

Russell has, of course, been plagued with knee problems over the last few years.

Other West Indians to face the chopping block include former Windies T20 captain, Carlos Brathwaite, who was released by the Lahore Qalanders, and Chadwick Walton, who was let go by Islamabad United.

The current Windies T20 captain, Kieron Pollard, faced no such ignominy, as he was retained in the platinum round of the draft by Peshawar Zalmi but lost teammates in Andre Fletcher and Lendl Simmons. Peshawar Zalmi have also retained Daren Sammy as a player mentor.

The United States pace bowler, Ali Khan has been selected in the PSL for the first time, by the Karachi Kings. Khan also plays in the Hero Caribbean Premier League for the

PSL Draft for West Indies players

Multan Sultans: retained Fabian Allen and released Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles, Andre Russell 

Karachi Kings: select Ali Khan

 Islamabad United: released Chadwick Walton

 Lahore Qalanders: released Carlos Brathwaite

Peshawar Zalmi: retained Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy (player mentor), and released Andre Fletcher, Lendl Simmons

Quetta Gladiators: released Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith

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