PSL Player Draft to take place in Islamabad on Nov 20. October 14, 2018

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Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft 2018 will take place on 20th of next month in Islamabad.

According to a spokesman of the PCB, the Player Draft has been moved out of Lahore in a bid to make more cities part of PSL activities.

He said following the PSL final in Karachi this year, there are a total of eight games scheduled to take place in Karachi and Lahore while Islamabad is set to be the second city in Pakistan after Lahore to host the PSL Player Draft.

Spokesman said in the lead up to this year’s Draft, all six teams will finalize their player retentions by 13th of next month. The trade window will close a day earlier on November 12. As per the rules for this season, each team can retain a maximum of 10 players.

He said this season’s pool of top-tier player roster includes foreign stars such as AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, Shane Watson, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Daren Sammy.

PCB official said this galaxy of foreign stars will team up with Pakistan’s leading talent including the likes of national skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali and Fakhar Zaman.