Michael Clarke lays PSL rumours to rest

MELBOURNE: Former Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has confirmed he won’t be part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft, putting an end to months-long speculation that he could be marking a return to the cricket pitch.


Reports emerged earlier that he had been allocated into the PSL 2017 draft’s highest salary-cap category, but Clarke laid all rumours to rest when he tweeted he won’t be part of the draft.

Clarke retired from international cricket following last year’s Ashes defeat but has hinted he may pick up the bat again for T20 leagues around the world.

The inaugural edition of the PSL, held in Dubai earlier this year, featured Australia’s Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge and Shaun Tait. Kevin Pietersen, Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell were also some of the big-name internationals to take part in the league.

The upcoming PSL draft for next year’s edition will feature Brendon McCullum, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy and Steve Finn, among other players.