In a statement released by the PCB, a list international players available to be picked in the draft included Chris Lynn, J.P. Duminy, Mitchell Johnson, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Angelo Mathews, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Wayne Parnell, and John Hastings.
“Each team will go into the HBL PSL Player Draft 2017 with a squad of nine players. The Draft will include one round in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories. This will be followed by two rounds each in Silver and Emerging. Teams will have the option to pick up to four players each in the Supplementary category”, the statement read.
“The default pick order will see Lahore Qalandars going first followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans but the order may be altered because of trades between the franchises”, the biggest of which was Shahid Afridi’s recent move from Peshawar Zalmi to Karachi Kings.
The statement also said that Karachi Kings have also “opted to skip their first pick in the Emerging Round; they will nominate a player after the conclusion of their talent hunt program.”
All the teams have a budget of $1.2 million.
PSL 3 is expected to take place in February, 2018. While the previous 2 editions took place in Dubai except the PSL 2 final which was held in Lahore, this year might see a variety of venues.