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Kumar Sangakkara joins Pakistan Super League

Kumar Sangakkara joins Pakistan Super League
Kumar Sangakkara has included his name in both PSL as well as the MCL.
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Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has joined the draft of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament which will be held in Dubai and Sharjah in February 2016.

Sangakkara has already joined the Masters Champions League (MCL) which will also be held in the United Arab Emirates around the same time as the PSL.

The first ever edition of the PSL will feature five franchises based in Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi while the prize money is US$1 million.

The inaugural PSL will be held between 4th and 24th February 2016 with 24 matches scheduled to be played in Dubai and Sharjah.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has now signed more than 100 players for the PSL draft, which features famous names like Chris Gayle, Kevin Petersen and Shakib Al Hasan.

The head of the PSL, Najam Sethi, stated that it was exciting to see Sangakkara sign up for the inaugural edition of the T20 Tournament.

"Sangakkara is a world-class sportsman and we are excited to welcome him on board," he said.

"He brings a wealth of experience to the PSL. His inclusion makes the player draft even more exciting." 

Sangakkara’s long-time teammate Mahela Jayawardene has also signed up for the PSL draft alongside the MCL, which will be given priority if there is a clash of dates.

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