PSL Teams to Get Two Additional Player Picks

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises will get two additional picks for their squads ahead of the seventh edition of PSL. Two additional picks can include either one foreign player and one local player or two local players. The two picks will be a part of the supplementary category.

According to details, the decision to increase the squad size was taken mutually by PCB and PSL franchises. There are multiple reasons behind increasing the squad size. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, PSL franchises have been given an opportunity to increase their bench strength in case there is an outbreak, while it will also allow a number of players that had been left out in the initial draft to be picked by a franchise.

A number of domestic performers such as Sahibzada Farhan, Akif Javed, Ahmed Shehzad, Agha Salman, Nasir Nawaz and Ali Imran were not picked in the initial PSL 2022 draft and it will provide them another opportunity to get selected.

The replacement draft is expected to be held on 7 January via virtual session. All the teams will have an opportunity to add two players to their squad according to the updated draft pick order.

Here is the draft pick order for the two picks:

Pick 1 Pick 2
Karachi Kings Peshawar Zalmi
Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultans
Islamabad United Quetta Gladiators
Quetta Gladiators Islamabad United
Multan Sultans Lahore Qalandars
Peshawar Zalmi Karachi Kings

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