PCB announces PSL3 draft dates

Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the dates for the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) third edition’s draft, where six franchises, including new entrants Multan Sultans, will pick players for their squads.
The draft will be held on November 12 in Lahore, according to PCB’s media release.“Top international stars including Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Mitchell Johnson, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Wayne Parnell, and John Hastings have put their name forward for the HBL PSL Player Draft,” read the media release.
The media release continued: “These players will join a star-studded PSL roster including the likes of Shoaib Malik, Brendon McCullum, Mohammad Amir, Kevin Pietersen, Hasan Ali, Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Shadab Khan, Andre Russell, Shakib al Hasan, Kumar Sangakkara and many more T20 stars.”The draft will see teams picking players from five categories.
“Each team will go into the 2017 HBL PSL Player Draft with a squad of nine players. The Draft will include one round in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories. This will be followed by two rounds each in Silver and Emerging. Teams will have the option to pick up to four players each in the Supplementary category.”Lahore Qalandars, who ended fifth in the second edition of the PSL, will have the first pick in all the rounds and will be followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. “This may be altered as a result of trades,” the media release clarified.
“Teams will have a purse of $1.2 million each to pick a squad of 20 players,” it concluded.