Six Irish players have thrown their hats in the ring for the Pakistan Super League draft which is being held this weekend.

Hoping for a call-up are T20 specialists Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, while Irish skipper Andrew Balbirnie and Gareth Delany are also in the mix.

Babirnie and Delany both acquitted themselves well in the ECB T20 Blast with Glamorgan and Leicestershire this year, as did Stirling at Northants.

Harry Tector is also named, as is George Dockrell, who isn't in the Irish squad playing in the UAE at present.

Six teams are taking part in the event which runs from February 20th until March 22nd.

The draft takes place on Sunday.