Lahore Qalanders favourites to land AB's signature

AB de Villiers (Getty Images)
AB de Villiers (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Pakistan Super League have confirmed that former Proteas superstar AB de Villiers will be available in the upcoming player draft.

De Villiers retired from international cricket earlier this year, dropping the bombshell after returning home from the 2018 Indian Premier League.

The PSL's official twitter account tweeted out the announcement: "the GOAT from South Africa is now a part of PSL! A warm welcome to AB de Villiers."

It is as yet unclear how much domestic cricket De Villiers will play for the Titans, given the domestic T20 Competition in South Africa is slated to take place in April and May clashing with the IPL.

De Villiers is still contracted to the Royal Challengers Bangalore and he stated his intention to continue playing T20 Cricket.

The Lahore Qalanders will have the first pick at the draft after finishing bottom of the PSL for the second successive season and will almost certainly pick De Villiers and make him skipper.

The 2019 PSL will take place in February and March next year with the draft set to take place in November of this year.

De Villiers is understood to be open to playing in the Big Bash League in Australia which gets underway in December.

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