Pakistan Super League Franchises Players Drafts, The draft event for the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League PSL is set to take place on Dec 21 and 22 the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB announced on Thursday. With 308 top local and foreign cricketers on the draft list the five franchise owners will select players for their respective teams.The inaugural edition of the PSL is scheduled to take place from Feb 4-23, 2016 in Dubai and Sharjah.
Pakistan Super League Franchises Players Drafts
The PSL has already finalised the sale of commercial rights for franchises broadcast and title sponsorship. In a press statement issued today the PCB said By opting for a draft system in place of a player auction PSL will ensure a level-playing field as each team will have to choose a certain number of players from each category.
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As a result of this each team will spend an equal amount on drafting players. Top players will therefore play for all five teams. The PSL player list includes 137 Pakistani and 171 foreign players. Yesterday the PSL invited top cricket professionals to sign up as coaches with the five franchises of the league. Only highly qualified coaches and ex-Test cricketers will be entertained under this initiative.
The short-listed players have been divided into five categories:
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Cricket stars such as Shane Watson Wahab Riaz Kevin Pietersen Shahid Afridi Chris Gayle James Anderson Shoaib Malik Darren Sammy Grant Elliott Lasith Malinga Andre Russell TM Dilshan Marlon Samuels Angelo Mathews and Shakib al Hasan have made themselves available for the draft. Each team will be required to pick three players per category from each of the top three categories Platinum Diamond and Gold.
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While drafting of two emerging players will be mandatory a team will also be able to pick up to five players from the Silver category in order to complete the squad. Each team will have a minimum of four foreign players in the playing 11. However leading cricketers who have signed up for other international or national commitments can feature for a portion of the league.