LAHORE: All six Pakistan Super League (PSL) teams here on Tuesday finalized the retentions for the upcoming edition of the league to be played next year in February.
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has revealed on Twitter :
Last year's champions Islamabad United retained all three Platinum players including Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
"With Mohammad Hafeez going back into the Draft, Peshawar Zalmi opted for the pace duo of Wahab Riaz and Hassan Ali in their Platinum roster”, he said, adding, "Zalmi will use their lone Platinum pick at the Draft to pick a foreign player. Seasoned wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal moves to Diamond as Player Ambassador".
Karachi Kings retained Mohammad Amir,Babar Azam and Black Caps opening batsman Colin Munro as their Platinum picks with South African all-rounder Colin Ingram moving to Diamond as Player Ambassador, he added.
He said new signing Sunil Narine, who moved from Lahore Qalandars to Quetta Gladiators as part of a blockbuster trade, joins Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed to complete Quetta's Platinum retentions.
Star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson moves to Diamond as Player Mentor.
“The Sixth Team”'s retentions include star Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik in Platinum and left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan in Diamond as Player Ambassador, he said, adding, "Lahore Qalandars, who have the first pick at this season's Draft, retained opening batsman Fakhar Zaman as their only Platinum player while leg-spinner Yasir Shah was retained in Diamond".
Teams without Ambassadors or Mentors may nominate such appointments by close of business on November 13.
The Player Draft will be held on November 20 and Pakistan Super League (PSL) returns to action on February 14, 2019.
Following are the teams with their respective retentions:
Platinum: Luke Ronchi, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf
Diamond: Asif Ali, Mohammad Sami
Gold: Rumman Raees (Relegetation Request Successful)
Silver: Hussain Talat (Ambassador), Waqas Maqsood, Sahbizada Farhan, Zafar Gohar
Platinum: Colin Munro, Mohammad Amir, Babar Azam
Diamond: Colin Ingram (Ambassador), Imad Wasim, Usman Shinwari
Gold: Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara
Platinum: Fakhar Zaman
Diamond: Yasir Shah
Gold: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali
Silver: Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan
Platinum: Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
Diamond: Daren Sammy, Kamran Akmal (Ambassador)
Gold: Liam Dawson
Silver: Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman
Emerging: Sameen Gul
Platinum: Sarfraz Ahmed, Sunil Narine
Diamond: Shane Watson (Mentor), Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Nawaz
Gold: Rilee Rossouw (Ambassador), Umar Akmal
Silver: Anwar Ali (Relegation Request Successful), Saud Shakil
The Sixth Team
Platinum: Shoaib Malik
Diamond: Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan (Ambassador)
Gold: Shan Masood
Silver: Mohammad Abbas, M. Irfan Khan, Umar Siddiq
Emerging: Mohammad Junaid,
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