David Warner turns down Pakistan Super League offer, Steve Smith named in draft

first_imgFormer Australia captain is set to make his debut at the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in February next year. However, David Warned has turned down the offer from the Twenty20 league organisers.With 500 players to be named in the draft for the fourth edition of PSL, Smith is placed under Platinum Player category — the highest-paid category.Smith and Warner were banned by the Cricket Australia (CA) for one year following their roles in the ball-tampering saga in South Africa in March. Smith was also stripped of captaincy while Warner will never lead the national team again.Smith and Warner were also banned from playing domestic cricket but were allowed to play at club level and Twenty20 leagues across the world.The two star batsmen have been doing all it takes to keep their hopes alive of making the Australia squad for 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The duo had also taken part in the inaugural Global T20 Canada in July and the Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League.They have also returned to their respective clubs on September 22. Smith plays for Sutherland while Warner represents Randwick-Petersham.Smith and Warner could face each other on November 10, when Sutherland and Randwick-Petersham face off in a one-day match at an yet to be announced venue.The fourth season of the PSL will start on February 14 in Dubai.last_img

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