HBL PSL 4 Draft 2019 is just around the corner, the 4th edition of the league will start in a couple of months, the squads are yet to be named.
More information about players and their respective categories will surface as we get closer to the tournament dates.
Here’s everything we have gathered about PSL 2019 so far.
PSL 4 Draft and Tournament Dates
PSL 4 will start on 14th February – 17th March 2019, as per Pakistan Cricket Board, a total of 8 matches will be played in Pakistan. Like the last season, the final match will be held in the ‘City of Lights’ Karachi.
However, the number of matches and venue for the final match can be changed due to security measures the board and authorities involved might take for the safety of all players.
PSL 2019 Franchises
The following are the PSL 4 franchises:
- Islamabad United – Defending champions
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Karachi Kings
- Quetta Gladiators
- Multan Sultans
- Lahore Qalandars
PSL 4 Draft
The 2019 PSL 4 Player’s draft has been scheduled to take place in November with an expectedly higher turnout of foreign players this time around. Cricket giants including AB de Villers and Steve Smith are going to be a part of the tournament.
- Trading window begins on September 29, 2018
- Up to 10 players can be retained before Draft
- PSL squads of 16 players each
- Three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver & two Emerging players.
- PSL 4 Draft picks will be based on last season’s rankings
Player’s Draft Categories
The following is the division of the players and their respective categories:
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, and Shane Watson.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) October 4, 2018
Diamond Category Players: Rumman Raees, Mohammad Sami, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz and Asif Ali.
Gold Category Players: Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Rizwan, Khurram Manzoor, Mukhtar Ahmed, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilal Asif, Sohail Khan, Bilawal Bhatti, Aamir Yamin, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Umar Gul, Shoaib Maqsood, Shan Masood, Mohammad Asghar, Haris Sohail, Asad Shafiq, Rahat Ali, Anwar Ali, Umar Amin.
Silver Category Players: Amad Butt, Ifthikar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Hasan, Waqas Maqsood, Usama Mir, Mohammad Irfan Jr., Saifullah Bangash, Tabish Khan, Danish Aziz, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Gulraiz Sadaf, Agha Salman, Salman Irshad, Imran Khan Jr., Mohammad Abbas, Kashif Bhatti, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Umer Siddiq, Hammad Azam, Umaid Asif, Taimoor Sultan, Saad Nasim, Kushdil Shah, Khalid Usman, Rameez Raja Jr., Saad Ali, Mir Hamza, Hassan Khan, Saud Shakeel, and Faraz Ahmad Khan.
Emerging Players: Mohammad Husnain, Rohail Nazir, Hasan Mohsin, Mohammad Taha, Mushtaq Ahmed Kalhoro, Ghulam Mudassar, Abdullah Shafique, Sameen Gul, Ibtisam Sheikh, Mohammad Arif, Mohammad Junaid, and Mohammad Azam Khan.
📣 Updated categories for players who took part in #PSL2018 are now out. Where’s your favorite star placed now?
All remaining local and foreign player lists to follow soon. pic.twitter.com/toN1Dm4BEy
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) September 29, 2018
As per the latest news, Pakistani player Ahmed Shehzad has been placed in the Gold Category. Previously, Shehzad was found positive for doping and was suspended from the game. Umar Akal was also in trouble for misconduct and was removed from Platinum, and has reportedly been placed in Gold.
“Shehzad’s name has now been added to the PSL pool of players. He is placed in the Gold category. Ahmed played for Multan Sultans last year and is currently placed on their roster. Multan can retain, trade or release him back into the Draft pool,” said the board’s release on Thursday.
- Platinum category: $140,000-230,000
- Diamond category: $75,000-80,000
- Gold category: $50,000-60,000
- Silver category: $22,000-33,000
- Emerging category: $10,000-12,000
Overseas players who feature in matches in Pakistan will be paid $10,000 per game they appear.
Note: This is a developing post, it will be updated as more information is shared.
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