KARACHI: South African star players JP Duminy and Wayne Parnell have consented to play in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL3), it was learnt on Saturday. With the PSL draft expected mid-October, as both Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars will be busy with the South African Global Twenty20 league November onwards, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with other prominent South African players in this regard as well. Duminy has retired from Test cricket while Parnell is not a Test regular, which means both of them will be available for most of the PSL as their teammates play Tests against Australia in March 2018. The stylish batsman and pacer will be available for selection by any of the six PSL franchises – the Multan Sultans being the latest addition – in the upcoming drafts. PSL3 is likely to begin at the end of February and to conclude in March, with some of its matches, including the final expected to be played in Pakistan. Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson join PSL III: Meanwhile, the PCB has confirmed that Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and the most sought-after T20 batsman Chris Lynn have signed up for the third edition of Pakistan Super League. PCB chairman Najam Sethi posted about the new signings on his social media account, terming it a “great news” “Great News: New top signings for @thePSLt20: Chris Lynn, Mitchell Johnson, Angelo Mathews, Rashid Khan, Evin Lewis,” Sethi posted on his Twitter account. In another development, the PSL’s official Twitter account announced the signing of South Africa’s Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir for the third edition of Pakistan Super League. “Leg Spin wizard Imran Tahir is all set to join #HBLPSL. 2018 Ab Aor Zyada Ghoomay Gi,” announced PSL on its official twitter handle. Australia’s Chris Lynn is one of the most sought-after players in T20 cricket and he has earned various deals in different T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL). With an average of 36.79 and strike rate of 147.98, Lynn is sure to be on the radar of all the PSL franchises. Published in Daily Times, October 1st 2017.