With the 2018 edition of Pakistan Super League just around the corner, a total of 501 foreign and local cricketers will be available for selection at the player draft scheduled to take place on November 12.
'This is the league that will bring cricket back home, ' said Sethi, adding that the lineup of players this time around is better than ever before.
Earlier, Najam Sethi had also claimed that as many as eight matches in the next edition of the PSL will be held in Pakistan. After that, Pakistan's constant struggles for the console that the global cricket in the nation recommences and while the Pakistan Super League 2018 disposal noticed numerous significant worldwide players proving their partnership in the Pakistan Super League match.
Lahore Qalandars: Umar Akmal, Sunil Narine, Brendon McCullum, Fakhar Zaman, Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Sohail Khan, Chris Lynn, Mustafizur Rahman, Bilal Asif, Raza Hasan, Sohail Akhtar, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ghulam Mudassar.
Karachi Kings chose left-arm pacer MitchJohnson from the Diamond category while Quetta Gladiators went with West Indian player Carlos Brathwaite. In the second season, he played for Karachi Kings and could only manage 160 runs from nine matches at an average of 17.77.
"All franchises unanimously made a decision to increase the player salary cap by United States dollars 25,000 allowing teams to pick a squad of 21 players for this season", a PCB release said. The players in Gold Category will be drafted in the third round while players in the silver group will be drafted in the fourth and fifth rounds.
Each franchise had a purse of United States dollars 1.2 million and could pick only one player from the first three categories. However, signing Rashid Khan as a supplementary player (means the player will not be available for the full season but will play a part) is a good choice. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo had no such issues as he was quickly picked up by the Darren Sammy-led Peshawar Zalmi while his brother Darren, a stylish left-hander, was nabbed by the Multan Sultans.