By Web DeskOctober 19, 2016Latest : Sports
DUBAI: The draft for the second season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 has been kicked-off here Wednesday with five franchises are looking for the best players up for grabs this year.
There are 414 players, named in the draft list, and top category would be Platinum category, having prominent names like Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik from Pakistan whereas foreign players Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Shakib Al Hasan, Kevin Pietersen would also be named in that list.
Diamond category would have Muhammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Brad Haddin, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Jason Holder whereas Azhar Ali, Babar Azam and Salman Butt would be part of golden category.
Silver category would have 255 players whereas 24 players would be in emerging category.
Rules and Regulations
– Team that placed last in the first edition will have the first pick in all rounds. The sequence of picks, thus, would be like this: Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad.
– Each team can pick a certain number of players from each category due to a spending cap in individual categories and overall.
– Each franchise’s spending cap has been increased by 10% from the first edition when it was US$1.2m (time to pick up that calculator).