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PSL draft to take place on November 20 in Islamabad

Fourth edition of the league will begin on February 14, 2019

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The much-awaited Pakistan Super League Player (PSL) draft for the fourth edition will take place on Tuesday, November 20 in Islamabad.

The player draft has been moved out of Lahore in a bid to make more cities part of PSL activities.

In the lead up to this year’s draft, all six teams will finalise their player retentions by November 13. The trade window will close a day earlier on November 12. As per the rules for this season, each team can retain a maximum of 10 players.

This season’s pool of top-tier player roster includes foreign stars such as AB de Villiers, Steve Smith, Kieron Pollard, Colin Munro, Shane Watson, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Daren Sammy.

This galaxy of foreign stars will team up with Pakistan’s leading talent including the likes of national skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali and Fakhar Zaman.

Players who took part in last year’s season can be retained, traded or released back into the draft pool.

Following the PSL final in Karachi this year, there are a total of eight games scheduled to take place in Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore).

Pakistan Super League returns to action on February 14, 2019.