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HBL PSL Draft 2020 Attracts Some World’s Best Players


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HBL PSL 2020 player registration/retention/combination/draft.

The preliminary list is shared with names expected to be added over the next week
Players can be retained, traded or released into the Draft pool in their registered categories
There are five categories – Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Emerging.

Each side must have a minimum squad of 16 players and can have a maximum squad of 18 players as per the following combination – three platinum, three diamond, three gold, five silver, two emerging and two supplementary (optional).

Each side will have to pick three foreign players in their first nine picks. The 16-player squad must include five foreign and 11 local players; while the 18-player squad can include six foreign and 12 local players or five foreign and 13 local players. The playing XI must include a minimum of three foreign players and can include a maximum of four foreign players.

The retention window closes on 1 December and each side can retain up to eight players who were part of HBL PSL 2019. Each team can appoint one player ambassador and one player mentor who can drop one category at the time of retention.

HBL PSL Player Draft 2019 will take place in the first week of December (date, time and location to be confirmed in due course).

Revised salary caps are:

Platinum – PKR23m-PKR34m (approx. US$147K-US$218K)
Diamond – PKR11.5m-PKR16m (approx. US$73K-US$103K
Gold – PKR6.9m-PKR8.9m (approx. US$44K-US$58K)
Silver – PKR2.4m-PKR5.4m (approx. US$15K-US$35K)
Emerging – PKR1m-PKR1.5m (approx. US$6.5K-US$9.5K)
Budget cap for the optional supplementary round has been fixed at PKR 19 million (approx. US$120K) and the teams will be allowed to pick up to two players in this round.

The event schedule will be announced in due course.

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