Earlier today, Pakistan Super League tweeted from their official Twitter account about the date and location of their players’ draft. PSL 2019 draft is going to take place in Islamabad this time, on Tuesday, November 20. Previously the draft took place in Lahore, but according to PSL administration, they changed the location to make more cities part of this players’ draft. Islamabad is only the second city after Lahore to host the PSL draft.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) October 12, 2018
All the teams will have to finalize the players they are going to retain by 13th of November and inform the PSL administration. According to the rules of the league, each team can retain up to 10 players. Teams can also trade players with each other, and the trade closes on November 12. Players which are not retained or traded will be released back into the draft pool, and then teams can buy them on the PSL 2019 draft day i.e. November 20.
This season, some new names have also joined the PSL including stars like AB De Villiers and Steve Smith who are both placed in the platinum category. Other names Pollard, Narine and Darren Sammy will also be joining them in the same category. The complete list of all foreign platinum players was announced earlier this month.
Along with the platinum players, local players that are placed in the platinum, as well as other categories were also announced by PSL. Some of these names include the likes of Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Muhammad Aamir, Shoaib Malik, and Hafeez.
Last year, the final took place in Karachi, and this year a total of 8 games are scheduled to be played in Pakistan, all set to be played in Karachi and Lahore. With each passing year, PSL’s popularity has been increasing not only in Pakistan but worldwide, and all the fans are excited for this draft and the new PSL’s season to start.
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