PSL Draft 2019 Live

PSL 2019 Draft Date & Time – November 20 2018

The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League is set to be a grand affair with many more foreign cricketers showing their interest in the league including the South African great AB de Villiers. The PSL Draft this year will be hosted in Islamabad and it will be updated below once that happens.

The PSL Draft for the fourth edition of the tournament will be held on November 20, 2018. The Retention and Trading window for the 2018 Pakistan Super League opened on September 29 and teams were given an option of retaining up to 10 players in the team. Teams are also now allowed to sign up new players directly. All new players must enter the players draft to get picked.

Players who were picked up last season have had their categories updated if needed. The list of players who weren’t involved with any team last season will have their categories released later.

The draft will allow teams to pick up players in a pre-decided order which will be decided on the basis of the previous year’s rankings. The exact order of picking players is yet to be decided and will be revealed soon. However, what was also decided was that the fifth season will see this order being random.

Some PSL Draft Details:

  • Trading window begins on September 29, 2018
  • PSL Draft to be held on November 20, 2018
  • Up to 10 players can be retained before Draft
  • PSL squads of 16 players each
  • Three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players.
  • Draft picks will be based on last season’s rankings

This year will be no different though and Geo Super TV channel is set to broadcast the PSL draft live on aforementioned date. The HBL Pakistan Super League player draft will be broadcast online on YouTube. PSL Draft results will be placed below.

New players expected to play in PSL 4

  • AB de Villiers (South Africa)
  • Steven Smith (Australia)

PSL 4 Draft Player Categories

Platinum Category Pakistan Players: Misbahul Haq, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Aamir, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed

Platinum Category Overseas Players: AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan

Diamond Category Players: Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari and Asif Ali

Gold Category Players: Umar Akmal, Ahmad Shahzad

Silver Category Players: TBA

Emerging Players: TBA

Pakistan Super League Draft Results

Watch this space for live PSL Draft results updates.

You can find all the latest PSL Squads from the 2018 edition here.

PSL Draft Players List

Lahore Qalandars Released PlayersTo be decided.

Islamabad United Released PlayersTo be decided.

Karachi Kings Released PlayersTo be decided.

Quetta Gladiators Released PlayersTo be decided.

Peshawar Zalmi Released PlayersTo be decided.

Multan Sultans Released Players: To be decided.

PSL Squads Before the Draft

Quetta Gladiators:

Players Retained: To be decided.
Players Traded: To be decided.

Multan Sultans:

Players Retained: To be decided.
Players Traded: To be decided.

Islamabad United:

Players Retained: To be decided.
Players Traded: To be decided.

Lahore Qalandars:

Players Retained: To be decided.
Players Traded: To be decided.

Karachi Kings:

Players Retained: To be decided.
Players Traded: To be decided.

Peshawar Zalmi:

Players Retained: To be decided.
Players Traded: To be decided.

Rounds in the PSL Draft

First round: Platinum Players
Second Round: Diamond Players
Third Round: Gold Players.
Fourth & Fifth Rounds: Silver Players
Sixth & Seven Rounds: Emerging Players
Next Four Rounds: Supplementary Players

Order of 2019 PSL Draft

To be decided.

Team Purse for PSL Draft

Total purse of USD 1.2 million for each team to pick maximum of 20 players in the squad.

Platinum category players will earn anywhere between $140,000 and $200,000 while Diamond category players have a minimum price of $70,000 attached with them. Gold category players will be signed up for a minimum of $50,000.

The Silver category players have a minimum cap of $22,000 whereas the emerging category players could get at least $10,000.

What do you think of this new PSL Draft? And who do you think will be retained by their teams and which players will be released? Let us know in the comments below.

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