The much-awaited seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will begin next month but before that fans are waiting for the tournament’s draft — where the teams will finalise their players for the event.
The event will be held at the National High Performance Center at 3 pm on Sunday (tomorrow). More than 425 players from 32 countries have registered for the draft.
In the platinum category, Lahore Qalandars will get the first overall pick, followed by Multan Sultan, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators.
Each franchise can comprise up to 18 players, including three each in Platinum, Diamond, and Gold categories, five Silver, two Emerging and up to two Supplementary categories.
For the 2022 event, the PCB has introduced the Right to Match Card. This means each side will have one such card they can utilise during the draft to pick a player originally released from their roster.
The retention, trade, and release window of the PSL 2022 closed on Friday afternoon with Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi consuming their full allocation of eight retentions, while Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators retaining seven players each.
The game will start on January 27, with 34 matches planned in Karachi and Lahore. The first game will be staged under the lights of the National Stadium, where the Karachi Kings and Multan Sultan will face each other.