A new welcoming window for the PSL 2019 is opening in November, 2018. The latest edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is an event that Cricketers and cricket lovers are looking forward to. The world is going to be agog again with the mastery act of the game.
One of the excitements is the eagerness and willingness of several foreign cricket players from different countries ready to join battle in the 4th edition of the league game. Among the foreign crickets willing to participate in the latest edition is AB de Villiers of South Africa, David Warner from Australia, and Steven Smith also from Australia.
Though the exact venue of the PSL Draft is yet to be announced, but this will not in any way rub-off the festive mood already being generated about the event.
On September 29th, 2018, the PCB announced the names of 89 players from Pakistan. The players fall in five categories i.e. 14 players have been chosen for Platinum category, 9 for Diamond, 20 for Gold, 34 for the Silver category and 12 as Emerging. 14 foreign players have been picked for the Platinum category as announced by PCB on October 4th, 2018. These players would finally chosen by the franchises in the PSL 2019 Draft ceremony that is to be held later in November.
The draft ceremony for the PSL 4th Edition shall take place in the month of November 2018.
Date and Time: November 20, 2018
On September 29, the window for PSL 2019 will finally open for the retention of some players and the player trading too. Before we go into the list of player auction, let’s take a quick look at some of the rules guiding the players’ auction.
Player auction and team details would be available after the draft.
The rules guiding the retention and trading of players in Pakistan Super League are as below:
Rule 1: All teams have been allowed the opportunity to retain up to 10 of their old players in the team
Rule 2: Teams are given the go ahead to take new players directly in to their bloc.
Rule 3: News players without any exception must come in through the draft to be before they can be picked.
Rule 4: All players picked last season will be picked as their group has been updated by the PSL authority. They shall be called up if they are needed.
Rule 5: Unconditionally, all players who were free from any team’s engagement last season will have to wait until their list is released at a later date.
Rule 6: Teams will also have the chance to pick their players in a pre-arranged order. This will be based on rankings of preceding year. Very soon, there will be an announcement concerning the system of picking players. But the system of picking players may likely be in a random order.
It is also interesting to know that the players rating categories are as stated below:
In Platinum Category: the players are Misbahul Haq, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shahid Afridi, Babar Azam, Mohammad Aamir, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Irfan, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal Sarfraz Ahmed and Hassan Ali.
In Diamond Category: the Players are Yasir Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Junaid Khan, Usman and Shinwari. In the Gold Category the only Player is Umar Akmal, while TBA is in the Silver Category.
It is confirmed that Geo Super TV Channel will officially broadcast the PSL draft. The broadcasting is going to be live on You Tube on its real time happening.
The PSL 2019 will surely be full excitement and surprises too. One thing that is clear is that it will not lack the cash flow. Mouth watering offer includes: Team Purse for PSL Draft
Confirmed facts emerging indicated a total purse of USD 1.2 million.
This is to enable each team the chance to pick 20 players. Imagine each player in the Platinum category picking close to between $140,000 and $200,000
The players to be retained, traded or released by various squads are yet to be decided or released.