The player draft for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be held on November 12 with every team allowed to pick up to 11 players each, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement on Friday. All six teams – including the new entrants Multan Sultans – will have a purse of $1.2m each.
“Each team will go into the draft with a squad of nine players. The draft will include one round in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories. This will be followed by two rounds each in Silver and Emerging. Teams will have the option to pick up to four players each in the Supplementary category.
The default pick order will see Lahore Qalandars going first followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. This may be altered as a result of trades,” the statement informed.
The Gold, both Silver rounds, and the second Supplementary round have been altered as a result of the trades.
“Top international stars including Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Mitchell Johnson, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Wayne Parnell, and John Hastings have put their name forward for the draft,” the PCB added.
“These players will join a star-studded PSL roster including the likes of Shoaib Malik, Brendon McCullum, Mohammad Amir, Kevin Pietersen, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Andre Russell, Shakib al Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara and many more T20 stars who have been retained by their respective teams.”