PSL players draft on Nov 20 in Islamabad
The much-awaited player draft for Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 will take place on November 20 in Islamabad.
The Player Draft has been moved out of Lahore in a bid to make more cities part of PSL activities, said a spokesman of the PCB here on Friday.
Islamabad will become the second city after Lahore to host the PSL player draft.
Further, all six teams have until November 13 to finalise their player retentions with the trade window closing a day earlier on November 12.
As per the rules for this season, each team can retain a maximum of 10 players.
“Following the PSL final in Karachi this year, there are a total of eight games scheduled to take place in Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore), Islamabad is set to be the second city in Pakistan after Lahore to host the PSL Player Draft”, a spokesman from the PCB said.
“In the lead up to this year’s Draft, all six teams will finalize their player retentions by November 13. The trade window will close a day earlier on November 12. As per the rules for this season, each team can retain a maximum of 10 players”, he added.
He said this season’s pool of top-tier player roster includes foreign stars such as AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, Shane Watson, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Daren Sammy.
“This galaxy of foreign stars will team up with Pakistan’s leading talent including the likes of national skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali and Fakhar Zaman”, said the spokesman.
Players who took part in last year’s season can be retained, traded or released back into the Draft pool. APP