PSL consider the biggest tournament in Pakistan because Pakistani and foreign players played different matches this year they are going to organize the 8th season and people looking at PSL Draft 2023. Pakistan is a developing country and faces a great number of calamities around the year. The people of Pakistan have now found solace in many other things which keep them away from worries and sometimes give them timely pleasure. One of those things which provides them pleasure is the game of Cricket.
PSL Draft 2023
Pakistani people are crazy about cricket. Cricket is played in big cities, small towns, and small streets as well as in villages as well. Cricket is played in the whole of Pakistan. Citizens also love to watch cricket and waiting for PSL Draft 2023.
PSL 8 Draft 2023 Date:
Within a few days, the management of PSL going to organize the PSL 8, the PSL draft 2023 will be held on 15 December in Karachi and all teams will select Pakistani and foreign players. The Eight editions of the Pakistan Super League are expected to start in the Month of February of the year 2023. The Format of this league is T20 matches and the round-robin format of matches is followed.
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PSL 8 Teams 2023
In PSL Draft 2023 total of 6 teams will enroll while the names of all teams given. Furthermore, a total of 6 teams will perform in PSL but those people who do not about the teams’ names are given below.
Islamabad United has won this title twice. While Other teams have won this title only once. In the last season which was held in the year 2022, Lahore Qalandar was the favorite and won the title as well. now people are excited about who will be the winner of PSL 8 and the fan is looking at the PSL Draft 2023.
PSL 8 Venue
The Venus of these matches has been decided. Different Stadiums in different cities of Pakistan have been booked for these matches. In previous editions, the matches were held only in Lahore and Karachi while in the edition of 2023, the board has announced that the matches will also be played in Multan and Rawalpindi. While the stadium of Peshawar has been declared unfit for matches. The list of stadiums is as follows:
Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
- The stadium has a capacity of 27,000 people. And 9 matches are scheduled to be played there.
National Stadium Karachi
- The stadium has a capacity of 32,000 people and 9 matches are scheduled to be played there.
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
- The Stadium has a capacity of 17,000 people are eight matches are scheduled to be played there.
Multan Cricket Stadium
- It is considered the biggest stadium with a capacity of 35,000 people and eight matches are scheduled to be played there.
PSL 8 Retained Players List 2023 by Franchise:
In addition to Pakistani Players, some foreign players have also shown interest in PSL Draft 2023. And even in the previous seasons of this league, many foreign players have played from different teams as well. In the PSL Draft 2023, the players have yet to be selected by the teams and pickup has been scheduled. The PSL 8 drafting date is expected to be announced by the franchises soon as possible we will update it here. But some players are to be retained by every team.
Multan Sultan Retained players:
The Following are the retained players by Multan Sultan:
Lahore Qalandars Retained Players:
Following is the retained players list of Lahore Qalandars.
- Platinum= Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Diamond=David Wiese, Haris Rauf (Brand Ambassador)
- Gold= Abdullah Shafique
- Silver=Kamran Ghulam, Harry Brook
- Emerging=Zaman Khan
Peshawar Zalmi Retained Players.
Following is the retained players list of Peshawar Zalmi.
- Platinum= Babar Azam
- Diamond=Wahab Riaz, Rutherford
- Gold= Mohammad Haris
- Silver=Aamir Jamal (Brand Ambassador), Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Salman Irshad
Karachi Kings Retained Players.
Following is the retained players list of Karachi Kings.
- Platinum= Haider Ali
- Diamond=Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir
- Silver=Sharjeel Khan, Mir Hamza, Aameer Yamin
- Emerging=Qasim Akram
Quetta Gladiators Retained Players:
Following is the retained players list of Quetta Gladiators:
- Platinum= Mohammad Nawaz, Jason Roy, Iftikhar Ahmed
- Gold= Mohammad Hasnain(Brand Ambassador), Sarfaraz Ahmed
- Silver=Umar Akmal, Naveen ul Haq, Will Smeed
Islamabad United Retained Players:
Following is the retained players list of Islamabad United.
- Platinum= Shadab Khan Diamond= Asif Ali (Brand Ambassador), Wasim Jr
- Gold= Hassan Ali, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf
- Silver= Coin Munro (Mentor), Paul Stirling
PSL 8 International Players:
Following is the list of PSL 8 international players according to their category:
PSL 8 Platinum International Players:
- Rashid Khan
- Colin Munro
- Liam Livingstone
- James Vince
- Chris Jordan
- Hazratullah Zazai
- Jason Roy
PSL 8 Diamond International Players:
- David Wiese
- Marchant De Lange
- James Faulkner
- Lewis Gregory
- Odean smith
PSL 8 Gold International Players:
- Harry Brook
- Alex Hales
- Phil Salt
- Joe Clarke
- Saqib Mahmood
PSL 8 Silver International Players:
- Dean Foxcroft
- Paul Stirling
- Ben Duckett
- Rovman Powell
- Tom Abell
- Reece Topley
- Tom Kohler-Cadmore
- Naveen ul Haq
PSL 8 Supplementary International Players:
- Blessing Muzaabani
- Ben Cutting
- Samit Patel
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Noor Ahmad
The pickup of the players is scheduled to be held in January 2023 according to their respective categories.
We have mentioned the complete details of PSL Draft 2023 and you can read it above. In addition, Keeping in mind and considering the love of cricket in the heart of the Pakistani’ people, Pakistan cricket Board decided to start a kind of tournament within the country. The tournament was given the name Pakistan Super League and was approved by International Cricket Council. Firstly, the idea of a tournament within the teams of the same country was initiated by India.
It started Indian Premier League. After its few editions, Pakistani Players were banned to play in IPL. After a few years of working on the Idea, Pakistan Cricket Board also made a decision to start a tournament in Pakistan. The Pakistan Super League was launched in the year 2016 and till now 7 seasons are being conducted. Now the eyes are looking forward to the PSL Draft 2023 that is scheduled to be held at the start of 2023.