2017 Pakistan Super League players draft - PSL 2017

The Player Draft for the 2nd season of the Pakistan Super League was held at Dubai on 19 October 2016. [1][2] A total of 414 players, including Pakistani and foreign cricketers, were divided into five different categories: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging. [3] [4] The salary-spending cap for a franchise was US$1.2 million, including the signing of players, coaches and support staff. [5] Each team was allowed to pick eight foreign and 12 domestic players in a squad of up to 20.

Players per country

The number of players appeared in the draft from each country is as follows:

Country Number of Players Country Number of Players

Pakistan 185

England 70

West Indies 52

Sri Lanka 27

Australia 15

Bangladesh 10

South Africa 15

New Zealand 7

Afghanistan 9

Other Countries 24

The Pakistan Super League player transfer window was between 15 July and 15 September 2016. The following transfers took place.

Player From To

Chris Gayle Lahore Qalandars Karachi Kings

Sohail Tanvir Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars

Babar Azam -- Islamabad United -- Karachi Kings

Sohaib Maqsood Lahore Qalandars Peshawar Zalmi

Aamer Yamin Peshawar Zalmi Lahore Qalandars

Player contracts and salaries

Each player who participates in the PSL is categorized in a group according to their "value", from Platinum class players at the top end through to Emerging class players at the bottom. Salaries in the league are generally determined by the category the player falls into. During the 2017 Pakistan Super League Platinum class players will earn a base salary of US$140,000, Diamond class players US$70,000, Gold class players $50,000, Silver class $25,000 and Emerging players $10,000.
Supplementary players are picked by teams but are not paid unless they join the squad for the tournament at which point their contracts will commence. For Supplementary players there is no contractual base salary.

Retained Players
Following is the list of players retained by their franchises from previous season.

Islamabad United
Player Category
Quetta Gladiators
Player Category
Misbah-ul-Haq Platinum Sarfraz Ahmed Platinum
Shane Watson Platinum Kevin Pieterson Platinum
Andre Russell Platinum Ahmed Shahzad Platinum
Sharjeel Khan Diamond Luke Wright Diamond
Mohammad Irfan Diamond Anwar Ali Diamond
Samuel Badree Diamond Umar Gul Gold
Mohammad Sami Gold Zulfiqar Babar Gold
Khalid Latif Gold Mohammad Nabi Silver
Brad Haddin Gold Mohammad Nawaz Silver
Sam Billings Silver Asad Shafiq Silver
Saeed Ajmal Silver Saad Nasim Silver
Asif Ali Silver Bismillah Khan Supplementary
Rumman Raees Silver
Imran Khalid Silver
Amad Butt Emerging
Hussain Talat Emerging
Dwayne Smith Supplementary
New Picks

Following is the list of players picked by different teams.

1. Brendon McCullum
2. Sunil Narine
3. Kieron Pollard
4. Eoin Morgan

1. Yasir Shah
2. Carlos Brathwaite
3. Shakib Al Hasan
4. Kumar Sangakkara

1. Anton Devcich
2. Chris Jordan
3. Tymal Mills
4. Ryan McLaren

1. Fakhar Zaman
2. Khurram Manzoor
3. Ifthikhar Ahmed
4. Bilawal Bhatti
5. Kashif Bhatti
6. Haris Sohail
7. Umar Amin

1. Abrar Ahmed
2. Hasan Khan
3. Usman Qadir
4. Abdul Ameer
5. Noor Wali
6. Ghulam Mudassar

Supplementary players are those who are picked by their teams as extra players and whose contracts will start only after they join their teams.

1. Mohammad Irfan Junior
2. Rahat Ali
3. Aammad Alam
4. Irfan Khan
5. Khushdil Shah
6. Mir Hamza
7. Shadab Khan
8. Zohaib Khan
9. Saif Badar
10. Grant Elliott
11. Shaun Tait
12. Mahela Jayawardene
13. Alex Hales
14. David Willey
15. Ben Duckett
16. Rovman Powell
17. Mohammad Shahzad

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