The tournament will be staged in Pakistan with action set to start in February 2020
Reigning champions Quetta Gladiators have been awarded the first round pick for the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 Player Draft season five, scheduled to take place on December 6.
Representatives of the six HBL PSL franchises and PCB senior management gathered at the headquarters of Pakistan cricket to determine the pick order of the first round of the HBL PSL 2020 Player Draft.
The event included a panel discussion and the draw. The first picks were revealed through the depiction of an age-old street cricket tradition involving the cricket bat at the Gaddafi Stadium outfield.
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Following is the pick order for the first round of PSL 5 draft:
1 - Quetta Gladiators
2 - Lahore Qalandars
3 - Multan Sultans
4 - Islamabad United
5 - Peshawar Zalmi
6 - Karachi Kings
A specially-designed statistical model will now be used to decide the pick order for the remaining 17 rounds of the Draft. This order will be generated and released on Monday, November 4.
This year’s HBL PSL Player Draft pick order will be randomised in line with a 2018 PSL Governing Council decision of applying this rule from the 2020 season onwards.
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Once the full pick order is released, the transfer and retention window for HBL PSL 2020 will officially open. As part of this year’s Draft policy, each team can retain up to eight players before the Draft.
The HBL PSL 2020 will be staged in Pakistan with action set to start in February 2020.