Pakistan Super League Player Draft in October 2016

Pakistan Super League Player Draft in October 2016

PSL-2 Player Draft In Oct 2016

Pakistan Cricket Board has started to pay more attention to Pakistan Super League 2017 preparation. The proposal of hosting final of PSL2 in Lahore, Punjab is still on top of the list. We have posted this article to updates our viewers on on-going preparation of Pakistan Super League T20 tournament. PCB has decided to do players draft on 19 October, 2016. PSL 2nd edition player draft will include pool of 414 players. Drafting will occur in United Arab Emirates and PCB has decided to stick to five franchise teams in PSL 2017. 

PSL-2 Player Categories:

It is proposed that five categories would be made for players draft PSL 2nd edition. Platinum category will include 28 cricketers, Diamond category will include 33 players, Gold category will include 74 players, Silver category will include 255 players and Emerging category will include 24 players. Total cost of teams in PSL 2016 was Rs. 110 million which is increased to Rs. 120 million for PSL 17.

PSL-2 Players Draft In October 2016


Platinum category automatic qualification players list includes Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK), Sarfraz Ahmed (PAK), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Eoin Morgan (ENG), Chris Gale (WI), Malinga (SRI) and Watson (AUS). Diamond category listed players are Yasir Shah (PAK), Kamran Khan (PAK), Sharjeel Khan (PAK), Mohammad Amir (PAK), Brad Hayden (AUS) and Moin Ali (ENG). Returning players to Pakistan cricket,  Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif are included in Silver category.

Karachi Kings Player:

West Indies opener Chris Gayle, former Sri Lankan cricket team captain Kumar Sangakara and Pakistan new star Babar Azam are included in Karachi Kings team. Karachi Kings will retain players like Shoaib Malik (platinum), Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara (ENG), Sohail Khan and returning player Mohammad Amir. It will be a good opportunity for Babar Azam to impress selectors for his permanent stay in Pakistan cricket squad in all three formats. PSL 2017 team would be really interested in signing up Babar Azam in their team.

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in PSL 2017:

PCB has decided to include Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in PSL 2017. It will be great to watch Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif back in action on TV in PSL-2 starting in 2017. Mohammad Amir has already had return to Pakistan cricket team but Salman Butt and Asif would have to convince selectors for another chance to play for Pakistan. Salman Butt has already expressed his intentions to return to Pakistan cricket and has shown superb form in recently concluded domestic cricket.
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