The draft for the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to take place on December 15th 2022 in Karachi. The draft has also attracted 500 overseas players including Australians Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch — who have signed up for the players’ draft.

Earlier this month, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that retentions were finalized by the franchises.

Which players have been retained?

In November, PSL had released an official list of all the retained players on their official Twitter account. Here’s the tweet:

Islamabad United:

Shadab Khan (Platinum).
Asif Ali (Brand Ambassador) and Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Diamond).
Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali (Gold).
Colin Munro and Paul Stirling (Silver).

Karachi Kings:

Haider Ali (Platinum)
Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik (Diamond).
Aamir Yamin, Mir Hamza and Sharjeel Khan (Silver).
Qasim Akram (Emerging).

Lahore Qalandars:

Rashid Khan and Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum).
Haris Rauf (Brand Ambassador) and David Wiese (Diamond).
Abdullah Shafique (Gold).
Harry Brook and Kamran Ghulam (Silver).
Zaman Khan (Emerging).

Multan Sultans:

Mohammad Rizwan (Platinum).
Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw and Shan Masood (Diamond).
Shahnawaz Dahani (Brand Ambassador) and Tim David (Gold).
Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah (Emerging).

Peshawar Zalmi:

Babar Azam (Platinum).
Sherfane Rutherford and Wahab Riaz (Diamond).
Mohammad Haris (Gold).
Aamir Jamal (Brand Ambassador),
Salman Irshad and Tom-Kohler Cadmore (Silver).

Quetta Gladiators:

Mohammad Nawaz (Platinum).
Iftikhar Ahmed and Jason Roy (Diamond).
Mohammad Hasnain and Sarfaraz Ahmed (Gold).
Naveen ul Haq, Umar Akmal (Mentor) and Will Smeed (Silver).

Where to watch the PSL draft?

You can watch the PSL draft on PSL’s YouTube channel.

When does the tournament start?

The tournament is all set to start on February 9. The tournament will take place across four cities, Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan. The final match will is scheduled for March 19, 2023.

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