Fakhar, du Plessis, Gayle released as PSL franchises finalise retentions

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10 Dec 2021 | 06:29 PM
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Fakhar, du Plessis, Gayle released as PSL franchises finalise retentions

Each team can use one Right to Match Card during the draft to pick a player originally released from their roster

Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi have decided to utilise their full quota of eight retentions, while Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators have retained seven players each, as the retention, trade and release window of the Pakistan Super League 2022 closed on Friday (December 10).

Islamabad have retained Asif Ali and Hasan Ali in the Platinum category, while Karachi have gone with Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and allrounder Imad Wasim. Meanwhile, Lahore went with Rashid Khan and Shaheen Afridi as Platinum retentions.

Defending champions Multan have Mohammad Rizwan and Rilee Rossouw, while Peshawar retained Liam Livingstone and Wahab Riaz in the Platinum category. James Vince and Sarfaraz Ahmed were the Platinum retentions for Queta.

Meanwhile, the likes of Ben Dunk, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Akmal, Chris Lynn, Faf du Plessis, Tom Banton and Ben Cutting have all been released by their respective franchises. 

The draft will take place at the National High Performance Centre on Sunday (December 12). In the Platinum Category, Lahore will have the first pick, followed by Multan, Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta.

Each franchise can comprise up to 18 players, including three each in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories, five Silver, two Emerging and up to two Supplementary categories. For the 2022 event, the PCB has introduced the Right to Match Card. This means each side will have one such card they can utilise during the draft to pick a player originally released from their roster.

Player retention list:

Islamabad United (8) - Asif Ali, Hasan Ali (both Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond), Shadab Khan (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), Alex Hales (Gold, Mentor), Azam Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr (both Gold) and Paul Stirling (Silver). 

Karachi Kings (8) - Babar Azam, Imad Wasim (both Platinum), Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nabi (both Diamond), Joe Clarke (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan (both Gold) and Mohammad Ilyas (Silver). 

Lahore Qalandars (8) - Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (both Platinum), Haris Rauf (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Mohammad Hafeez (both Diamond), Ahmed Daniyal, Sohail Akhtar and Zeeshan Ashraf (all Silver). 

Multan Sultans (7) - Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw (both Platinum), Imran Tahir (Diamond, Mentor), Sohaib Maqsood (Diamond), Khushdil Shah (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Shahnawaz Dahani and Shan Masood (both Gold). 

Peshawar Zalmi (8) - Liam Livingstone, Wahab Riaz (both Platinum), Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik (all Diamond), Hussain Talat (Gold), Saqib Mahmood (Gold, Brand Ambassador) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Silver). 

Quetta Gladiators (7) - James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz (both Diamond), Shahid Afridi (Gold, Mentor), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold, Brand Ambassador) and Naseem Shah (Gold). 

(With inputs from the PSL release)

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