PSL 2020 Draft: Quetta Gladiators to Make the First Pick
Defending champions, Quetta Gladiators, will be able to make the first choice or select the first player in the PSL 2020 draft. The 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL) has already generated enough enthusiasm among cricket enthusiasts and fans in the country and beyond. The next edition of the PSL 2020 will be played from 20 February 2020 and will continue until 22 March 2020.
They will be followed by Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, and Karachi Kings, respectively. The 2020 selection of the Pakistan Super League is already generating considerable excitement among the cricketers along with all the franchises of the tournament.
Pakistan Super League Rules Bill (PSL) 2020
PCB has announced that in PSL 2020, the six franchises will decrease to 18 players per team instead of 21, which will lead to lower payment rates and help franchisees make a profit and reach the breakpoint of their speculation. The PSL organizer has decided to reduce the salary caps for the teams to $1.1 million. All Pakistan Super League 2020 matches will be held in Pakistan, so it was not necessary to include additional players with the franchise, as this was the case when the league was held in the United Arab Emirates. We believe it is the right decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The selection order was unveiled through an innovative depiction of traditional street cricket practice, using the bat. The official statement of the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) was published on the website, where it was clearly stated that the cricket bat selection system is often used to solve batting turns on the Pakistan single wicket cricket circuit. It is another alternative to a coin toss to start cricket matches. As a result, it is a special part of the country’s cricket history and is commonly used in countless tennis ball cricket matches and almost every day and every week.
The official date of PSL 5 2020 draft
The registration procedure for foreign players has also begun. All six teams will select their players in the PSL 2020 draft, which is scheduled for December 6 and 7, 2019.
PCB President Ehsan Mani determined the order of selection in the first round for the HBL PSL 2020 player draft. And its chief executive, Wasim Khan. There were representatives of franchises present at Gaddafi Stadium, in addition to Blitz Advertising and HBL, the partners of the league. The statistical system for choosing the selection order in the remaining 17 draft rounds has also been specially designed. The retention and transfer window now begin with the launch of the first pick order. Franchises will now seek to negotiate new players and trade some before the PSL 2020 player auction.
According to league policy, teams can retain a maximum of 8 players from the previous year’s list. There is a requirement to choose five foreign players in a 16-member team that will also continue for next season. Players can also select two additional players. 3-4 international players can be played in Match XI for franchises. A wildcard will also be brought for next season. Teams can choose players in the Gold or Silver categories in the Diamond Category Round. They can also select a player from the silver category in the gold category round in the PSL draft. Each team will have a wildcard selection option in the draft.
Foreign Players in Pakistan Super League 2020 Auction
According to various media reports, many international cricketers from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and the Antilles have shown interest in participating in PSL 2020, which is held entirely in Pakistan. Let’s meet some of the famous international players who could be part of PSL 2020 are Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Thisara Perera, Eoin Morgan, Colin Ingram, Carlos Brathwaite, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Rashid Khan, Shane Watson, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Laughlin, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Saifuddin.
It is also revealed that a total of 120 foreign players will participate in the draft, and all franchisees will have many options to choose and choose the right players in the 2020 Draft PSL.