Pakistan Super League’s players draft for 2023 (season 8) will take place on Sunday, December 15th, 2022. In the draft, all 6 franchises will finalize their squad for the upcoming event. According to the final PSL schedule, tournament will start from February 9th and continue till March 23rd, 2023.
Lahore Qalandars will make the first pick by Shaheen Shah Afridi. Peshawar Zalmi will be the last team to make picks. This time, the top picks included big international players such as Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, Rashid Khan and David Miller. These players were picked by different franchises, mostly for the platinum category.
Many new players are aligned for addition to the league, some to be retained, whereas some players to be released. More than 400 foreign players joined the league this time including major names from all across the world.
Pakistan Super League Draft for PSL 8 2023 is set to take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, dated December 15th, 2022.
This round will go through a discussion and draw process. As per the draw results, following is the final pick order.
Following is the recent tweet about HBL PSL Draft 2022 from the official Pakistan Super League Twitter handle:
Find the auction details and final squads of all PSL teams:
The rules guiding the retention and trading of players in Pakistan Super League are as below:
1: Each team can have minimum 16 and maximum 18 players in their squad.
2: Team combination comprised of three platinum, three diamond, three gold, five silver, two emerging and two players in supplementary category.
3: 16-player squad must comprise of five foreign and eleven local players. Whereas an 18-player squad can be formed of six foreign and twelve local players or five foreign and thirteen local players.
4: The playing squad of eleven players must contain minimum three foreign and maximum four foreign players.
5: Each franchise was allowed one wildcard pick through which they can pick a player from Silver, Gold, Diamond or Platinum category.
6: All teams have been allowed the opportunity to retain up to 10 of their old players in the team
7: Teams are given the go ahead to take new players directly in to their block.
8: New players without any exception must come in through the draft to be before they can be picked.
9: 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.
10: 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.
11: 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.