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PSL 9 Draft: Foreign & Local Player List, Date, Timings, and Pick Order

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The PCB is finalizing arrangements for PSL 9 draft event at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore. Renowned for its flawless execution, the PSL is a benchmark in conducting player drafts among cricket leagues. While other leagues face technological glitches during drafts, the PSL, over its eight-year tenure, has demonstrated seamless management without any issues.

PSL 9 Draft Date & Time

Initially set for November 18, 2023, the draft was delayed due to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The confirmed date for the PSL draft 2024 is now December 13, 2023, at 05:00 PM (PST) at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. All franchise stakeholders are expected to attend as the PSL draft 2024 player list will be revealed for the six franchises’ selections.

PSL Draft 2024 Pick Order

PSL 9 Draft

The pick order was established using a statistical tool to ensure equity based on team retentions. The order stands as follows:

  • Quetta Gladiators
  • Multan Sultans
  • Lahore Qalandars
  • Karachi Kings
  • Islamabad United
  • Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 9 Relegation Requests

Franchises were allowed relegation requests to optimize retentions. Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, and Islamabad United have each utilized this option before the draft:

FranchisePlayer
Lahore QalandarsMirza Tahir Baig
Karachi KingsMir Hamza
Islamabad UnitedRumman Raees

PSL 9 Successful Trades

Several high-profile trades have taken place, reshaping team compositions:

Player NameFranchise Name
Hassan AliKarachi Kings
Iftikhar AhmedMultan Sultans
Naseem ShahIslamabad United
Imad WasimIslamabad United
Rilee RossouwQuetta Gladiators
Mohammad Wasim JnrQuetta Gladiators
Abrar AhmedQuetta Gladiators

PSL 9 Right to Match Card (RTM)

Quetta Gladiators are set to use the RTM card for Naseem Shah, while Lahore Qalandars might use it for Fakhar Zaman, a pivotal player in their previous PSL victory.

PSL 2024 Total Foreign Players

Over 493 foreign players from various nations have registered for the draft, indicating substantial interest. Notably, 81 are in the diamond category, with 29 available in the Platinum category.

CountryTotal No. of Players Registered
England140
Sri Lanka60
Afghanistan43
West Indies38
Bangladesh28
South Africa25
Australia14
Zimbabwe11
Ireland9

PSL 2024 Draft Overseas Platinum Players List

Top professionals from full-member playing nations registered in the Platinum Category include:

  • Australia: Aaron Finch
  • England: Adil Rashid, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, and more
  • West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Afghanistan, South Africa, Bangladesh

PSL 2024 Draft Overseas Diamond Players List

A comprehensive list of players in the diamond category, each receiving significant match fees, showcases the depth of talent available for selection.

PSL 2024 Retained Players List

All six franchises have retained a maximum of eight players from their previous squads, ensuring a solid foundation for the upcoming season.

Player Acquisition Limit

Each team can draft up to 18 players, distributing them among different categories to ensure versatility within the squad.

How To Watch PSL 9 Draft Online?

The live streaming of PSL 2024 draft will be available on PTV Sports, Ten Sports & A Sports HD, with the ARYZAP app providing access to various smart devices.

Conclusion

The anticipation surrounding the PSL 9 draft is high, with many international stars and strategic moves promising an exciting season ahead.

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