Update: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked l six franchises to pick two additional players each in the Supplementary category for the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 to be held from 27 January to 27 February, the cricket board said in an official statement.
Although each side can select one foreign player each, the decision opens up opportunities for the local emerging cricketers to experience franchise cricket that will contribute to their grooming and development. Separately, this will also provide extra players to the teams, should they require for reasons beyond their control.
The teams will pick additional players in the Replacement Player Draft, which is expected to take place through a virtual session on 7 January 2022.
Karachi Kings will have the first option to pick the first additional player, followed by Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans and Peshawar. This order has been decided through a random draw.
Using the reverse order format, the second picks will be as follows: Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has finally announced the date and venue for Pakistan Super League seventh edition (PSL 7) draft.
According to a PCB press release issued on Friday, the PSL 7 draft will be held on Sunday, December 12, at 3 pm Pakistan Time at the High-Performance Centre in Lahore.
The top performers in the T20 World Cup, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Rizwan have been elevated to the Platinum Category. Young top-order batter, Haider Ali and PSL 6 top-scorer Sohaib Maqsood have moved to the Diamond category following local players’ category renewals.
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Each PSL side is allowed to retain a maximum of eight players ahead of the draft. Following the finalization of player categories, the transfer and retention window is now officially open and will close on 10 December.
In the Platinum Category, Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick, followed by Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators. Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick in the Diamond Category, followed by Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, and Multan Sultans.
Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick in the Gold Category, Peshawar Zalmi will have the first pick in the Silver Category, Lahore Qalandars will have the first pick in Emerging Category and Quetta Gladiators will have the first pick in Supplementary Category.
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Foreign Players in PSL 7
A host of international cricket stars from across the cricketing world have made themselves available for the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier announced to host the draft on Sunday, December 12 in Lahore. As per sources, a total of 356 foreign players have registered themselves for the PSL 7 drafts, including some top-of-the-line white-ball cricket stars.
Top T20I bowlers in the International Cricket Council (ICC) bowling rankings, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Rashid Khan are among the players to watch out for during the draft.
Overall, cricketers from all Test-playing nations, barring India, are part of the players’ list available for the draft.
Following is the list of some of the foreign players
Tabraiz Shamsi*, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw, Marchant de Lange (South Africa)
Tymal Mills*, Jason Roy*, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, David Willey (England)
Chris Gayle* (West Indies)
Colin Munro (New Zealand)
Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)
Rashid Khan* (Afghanistan)
James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk (Australia)
Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Harry Brook, Joe Clarke, Samit Patel, Dan Lawrence (England)
Imran Tahir, Dane Vilas (South Africa)
David Wiese (Namibia)
Kusal Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)
Fabian Allen, Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies)
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan)
As per sources, Gold Category has 106 players, while the Silver Category includes 201 cricketers.
Around 500 local players have been included in Gold, Silver and Emerging Categories for PSL 7 draft.
Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Fawad Alam, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Junaid Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees, Saud Shakeel, Tabish Khan, and Yasir Shah are some of the players in the Gold category.
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PSL 7 Schedule
(Matches from 27 Jan-7 Feb to be played at the National Stadium, Karachi; matches from 10-27 Feb to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium)
27 Jan – Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans
28 Jan – Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi
29 Jan – Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars; Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators
30 Jan – Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United; Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars
31 Jan – Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans
1 Feb – Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans
2 Feb – Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars
3 Feb – Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United
4 Feb – Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi
5 Feb – Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars; Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans
6 Feb – Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United
7 Feb – Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars
10 Feb- Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi
11 Feb – Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans
12 Feb – Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators
13 Feb – Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings; Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators
14 Feb – Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
15 Feb – Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
16 Feb – Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings
17 Feb – Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi
18 Feb – Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators; Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings
19 Feb – Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United
20 Feb – Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings; Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United
21 Feb – Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi
23 Feb – Qualifier (1 vs 2)
24 Feb – Eliminator 1 (3 vs 4)
25 Feb – Eliminator 2 (Loser Qualifier 1 vs Winner Eliminator 1)
27 Feb – (Qualifier v Eliminator 2) Final
Friday’s double-headers – 3pm & 8pm
Other than Friday’s double-headers – 2 pm & 7 pm
All single-headers – 7 pm
* Indicates that a player is available for a limited number of matches only