Players’ draft for PSL third edition kicks off in NCA

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LAHORE: The Habib Bank Limited (HBL)-sponsored Pakistan Super League (PSL) Players’ Draft 2017 kicked off at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here on Sunday with a total of 501 foreign and local cricketers are available for selection.
Teams have already retained nine players each and have gone into the HBL PSL Player Draft 2017 to pick one Platinum, one Diamond, one Gold, two Silver and two Emerging players each in order to complete their squads of 16.
Teams may also pick up to four players in the Supplementary rounds, and each team will have a salary cap of $ 1.2 million for a squad of 20 players.
Top names such as Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Angelo Mathews, Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Adil Rashid, Wayne Parnell, Thisara Perera and Colin Ingram are up for selection at the Draft.
Promising cricketers from the Pakistan U-19 set-up and top performers of the recently concluded U-19 Pentangular Cup have been added to the Emerging roster.
The players up for selection at this year’s HBL PSL Player Draft are divided into five primary categories.
HBL PSL third edition will be started in February 2018.


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