PSL-2016-Players'-Auction

Pakistan Super League drafting process is finally over and here is a rundown on the individual cricketers’ auction price according to their individual category.  According to PSL 2016’s official statement, players’ have been divided into the following main categories according to their experience, star power and performance.

  • Platinum: 20 million rupees
  • Diamond: 7 million rupees
  • Gold: 5 million rupees
  • Silver: 3 million rupees
  • Emerging: 2 million rupees

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It should be noted that as per PCB’s instruction, the players were divided into pre-decided categories. As per the announced drafting, the highest amount paid to any player in PSL 2016 is $140,000

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Platinum Category

The players who earned the highest amount ie. $140,000 as part of the Platinum category included the following players:

  1. Shahid Afridi
  2. Chris Gayle
  3. Shane Watson
  4. Kevin Pietersen
  5. Shoaib Malik
  6. Misbah-ul-Haq
  7. Sarfaraz Ahmed
  8. Andre Russel
  9. Ahmed Shahzad
  10. Dwayne Bravo
  11. Umar Akmal
  12. Shakib-al-Hasan
  13. Sohail Tanveer
  14. Wahab Riaz
  15. Darren Sammy

Players in Diamond category earned $70,000; the list includes some ace-cricketers like Muhammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bopara, Yasir Shah, Brad Haddin, Muhammad Irfan and others.

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The remaining players were further divided into Gold, Silver and Emerging category. Each category players’ earned $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 respectively. Collectively, each PSL team with a 16 member squad amounted to $9,85000 while a 20 member squad team amounted to $11,00,000.

The 20 days long tournament will feature 24 matches in total including the PSL final match. PSL has also been moved from Qatar to Dubai & Sharjah and now all matches will take place in the UAE. A total of five teams will play the other team twice before qualifying for the semi-finals through ICC points system.