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Flamboyant West Indies opener Chris Gayle will feature in the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which will be held in Doha in February 2016.
However, Gayle is not the only high-profile player to sign on as his West Indies team-mates Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard have all agreed to participate in the event.
It is understood that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), who are the owners of the PSL, are looking for at least 25 foreign players to sign up for the tournament.
“Obviously top guns like Gayle are stars who attract fans,” Najam Sethi, head of PCB Executive committee, said. “They lend commercial value, showbiz glitz and tournament credibility. They are also sources of inspiration and emulation for our budding players.”
The maiden edition of the PSL will comprise of five franchises from Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad. It has been confirmed that 24 matches will be played from February 4 to 24 and the winning team will win $1 million.