Kevin Pietersen may be heading to Lahore next year after being retained by Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.

Pietersen will return to play for Quetta after last year's inaugural edition - and although the majority of the tournament will again be held in the United Arab Emirates, it was confirmed at Wednesday's draft in Dubai that the intention is to stage the final at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium next spring.

Pakistan has been unable to host international cricket since 2009 because of security concerns, or its own premier Twenty20 tournament to date, and a showpiece final on home ground would therefore be a notable event.

PSL chairman Najam Sethi said: "Everything has been given a green light, and Lahore is ready to host the PSL final."

Former England batsman Pietersen will be joined at the 2017 PSL by his country's current limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan.

The Irishman, however is not expected to be available should his team reach the Lahore final - because of a clash with England's one-day international tour of the West Indies in late February and early March.

Like Pietersen, Ravi Bopara is back for his second stint - retained by Karachi Kings after his impressive debut season - while another ex-England all-rounder Luke Wright will play for Quetta.

Wright is joined at Quetta by county team-mate Tymal Mills while another Sussex player Chris Jordan, the England pace bowler, was snapped by Peshawar Zalmi.

Sam Billings was retained by Islamabad United, who later signed Billings' fellow England batsman Ben Duckett.

Another England batsman Alex Hales went to Peshawar while all-rounder David Willey was snapped up by Quetta.