Pakistan Super League may not feature any current Indian player in the T20 event. However, former Indian cricketer Robin Singh will be one of the coaches in the first season of the PSL.
Robin Singh is aware of the current demands of the T20 format as he has successfully coached an Indian Premier League side, Mumbai Indians.
Apart from Robin Singh, other former cricketers such as Chaminda Vaas and Gordon Greenidge will also be part of the PSL. Najam Sethi, (PSL) Governing Council chairman, has stated that they are still in talks with some top cricketers and coaches.
"Until now 15 coaches have agreed to be drafted into PSL's pool and we're still in talks with other top coaches and cricketers. So more names will be revealed in the next few days," PTI quoted Sethi as saying.
The mega T20 event, organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board, will be held in the UAE from 4 to 24 February next year. Doha in Qatar was initially declared as the venue, but the organisers got things sorted out and declared the UAE as the venue for the 20-day event. The UAE was always the original venue before Qatar.
They could also have hosted the PSL in Pakistan, but foreign players were reluctant to play due to growing security concerns as a result of which they were forced to look for some neutral venue.
"That is why we decided to go ahead by launching the PSL at a neutral venue but we are pretty sure that by next year or afterwards the PSL will also organised in Pakistan," said PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan
The PSL seems to be moving in the right direction as they have already signed some big players such as Kevin Pietersen, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Luke Wright, Shakib al Hassan, Lasith Malinga, Sunil Narine and Angelo Mathews.
With such high-profile players, the PSL, hopefully, can attract viewers from all around the world. Five teams from Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore and Islamabad will battle it out in the first edition of the tournament.