A day after the draft was held in Lahore, the PCB held a meeting with all six franchises at the National Cricket Academy, touching upon a variety of issues for the improvement of the league going forward.
Supplementary players: Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Umar Siddiq, Ross WhiteleyQuetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Carlos Brathwaite, Rahat Ali, Rameez Raja Jr, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Hassan Khan.
Among the emerging players picked - a system through which the young Shadab Khan rose to prominence - Saad Ali stood out after being picked by Quetta after being the top-scorer in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy so far with 755 runs.
Neglecting the players like Fawad, Imam, Owais Zia, Shan and others over out of shape players like Azam is a tough call. Karachi Kings: Colin Ingram.
"Rumman has come leaps and bounds from when we picked him up in the first PSL draft".
Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad, who belonged to the Platinum Round was relegated two levels and only picked in the gold by the Sultans. This will be followed by Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. Sahibzada Farhan, picked by Islamabad is also a promising prospect, having led Faisalabad to victory in the National T20 Cup with a 52-ball 76.
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Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan and Gulraiz Sadaf.
The Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and first-time entrant, Multan Sultans, will select their players today (Sunday).
The Quetta Gladiators chose Australian master blaster Shane Watson while the champions of PSL season 2 Peshawar Zalmi picked Dwayne Bravo as their Platinum player. Two players could be selected by each team from the Silver and Emerging categories in addition to four more names from the last category. They have apparently been offered an additional sum of $10,000 to 20,000 per match if they travel to Pakistan.
Supplementary players: Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan and Mohammad Hasnain.
The PCB also stressed on the importance of talent hunts through and beyond the PSL.