PSL 4 Draft Date has been announced! All of you PSL fans, the Draft for PSL 4 would commence on 20th November 2018. The retention and Trading window would open on 29th September with teams being given option to retain upto 10 players. They can trade players as well as turns for specific categories. The draft itself will be hosted in Islamabad.
This season of PSL promises to be the grandest of them all. PSL has grown considerably over its 3 seasons: the first season claiming profits of 2.5 million dollars while the second one getting six folds. This season promises more Superstars, greater fun and most importantly more home games for Cricket Starved Pakistanis.
Players would be divided into 5 categories,namely: Platinum,Diamond, Gold,Silver and Emerging. Players going an update in Categories have been announced. New players joining PSL would be designated categories soon. Here is the list of some notable players in each category.
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
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
Franchises would get their picks based on their position in the last years PSL. Lahore would perhaps get the first pick given how shit they played the last year. Comming last has its benefits!
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.