Here’s How Much Players Will Earn in PSL 5

The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is edging closer and new updates are coming in with each passing day.

After the announcement of players available for selection a couple of days ago, the PSL management has also revealed the salary cap for each category.


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It was previously announced that PCB will now pay the players only in Rupees.

The salary cap will determine how much players will earn:

Platinum Category 
  • Base Price: Rs. 23 million ($147,000)
  • Maximum Price: Rs. 34 million ($218,000)
  • Each team can pick 3 players from this category with no more than two local or foreigners.
Diamond Category 
  • Base Price: Rs.  11.5 million ($73,000)
  • Maximum Price: Rs. 16 million ($103,000)
  • Teams can choose 3 players from this category as well
Gold Category 
  • Base Price: Rs. 6.9 million ($44,000)
  • Maximum Price: Rs. 8.9 million ($58,000)
  • Total of 3 players can be chosen from this category by each franchise
Silver Category 
  • Base Price: Rs. 2.4 million ($15,000)
  • Maximum Price: Rs. 5.4 million ($35,000)
  • Franchises can choose 5 players from this category
Emerging Category 
  • Base Price: Rs. 1 million ($6,500)
  • Maximum Price: Rs. 1.5 million ($9,500)
  • Each franchise can sign up to 2 emerging players

The salary caps for PSL 2020 have been reduced for some categories but the board has not presented an explanation for that.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.



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