With cricket followers eagerly ready for the ninth version of the nation’s flagship cricket match, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday introduced the choose order for the participant draft for the upcoming version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Quetta Gladiators will make the primary choose within the PSL 2024 participant draft adopted by Karachi Kings and two-time winners Islamabad United with second and third picks, respectively.
In the meantime, the fourth and fifth picks will likely be executed by Peshawar Zalmi and PSL-Eight runners-up Multan Sultans, whereas Lahore Qalandars could have the sixth choose within the first spherical of the participant draft.
“The selection order for the first round for the Platinum category is determined by the inverse order of the previous season’s standings. In order to make the pick order more equitable, a different franchise shall occupy the first pick in the first round of each category,” the board mentioned in a press launch.
Quetta Gladiators will start the Platinum picks, Karachi Kings could have the primary diamond choose, Peshawar Zalmi could have the opening gold choose, Multan Sultans could have the primary choose within the silver class, Islamabad United will choose the primary participant within the rising class and Lahore Qalandars could have the primary supplementary choose.
“The PCB has previously opened the registration window for foreign players. The flagship event is tentatively scheduled from February 8 to March 24, 2024,” the press launch added.
The board additionally highlighted that franchisees will submit relegation requests for gamers earlier than finalising retentions.
Following the floating of relegation requests, all groups have the possibility to match the participant’s base class. If the participant’s base class just isn’t matched, they could be relegated to a class beneath their base class, the PCB mentioned.
The PSL 9 Draft is more likely to happen in mid-December following the conclusion of the Nationwide T20.