PSL 2023 Retained Players List [PSL 8]

PSL’s regular season ends in March, and the process for the next season’s draft begins in November. Each franchise could retain a maximum of eight players. All Team Performance is updated on the PSL 8 Points Table.

In the first official announcement, either the pick order in the next draft or the renewed categories of local players will be announced. In the pick order, there is a great deal of luck involved. 

A random draw or a similar activity is used to determine the pick order for the first round of the draft (first Platinum picks). A ‘special statistical tool’ determines the pick order for the remaining 17 rounds.

In the meantime, the categories of local players from the previous season have been renewed. Voting is conducted to renew the contract. Each franchisee’s representative votes for the categories of local players, except for their own franchise’s players. 

After this has been completed, several PCB officials will review the renewed categories and then finalize them. At this point, teams begin to consider possible trades and retentions. Soon after this, the draft list will be released. 

Teams begin trading their players as soon as this list is released. Trades can be made through the trade window or on a draft day. 

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PSL Retained Players List

As the teams consider their potential trades, they also consider their retentions. The rules for squad combinations apply to retentions, although there are no separate restrictions. A team can retain eight players from the previous season’s squad. This section will provide you with a list of PSL-retained players for all teams.

Rules for Squad Selection

During squad selection, teams must follow the following rules:

  • A team should contain a minimum of one foreigner and one local player from the Platinum category.
  • There should be at least three foreign players from the Platinum, Diamond, and Gold categories (combined).
  • A team should have a minimum of five foreign players in the 16-man squad. Teams can pick a sixth foreign player in the Supplementary round.

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1. Lahore Qalandars Retained Players List

Sr.NoPlayer NameCategory
1Rashid Khan(Platinum)
2Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum)
3Haris Rauf (Diamond)
4David Wiese  (Diamond)
5Mohammad Hafeez  (Diamond)
6Ahmed Daniyal (Silver)
7Sohail Akhtar (Silver)
8Zeeshan Ashraf (Silver)


2. Islamabad United Retained Players List

Sr. NoPlayer NameCategory
1Asif Ali(Platinum)
2Hasan Ali(Platinum)
3Faheem Ashraf(Diamond)
4Shadab Khan(Diamond)
5Alex Hales(Gold)
6Azam Khan(Gold)
7Mohammad Wasim Junior(Gold)
8Paul Stirling(Silver)


3. Karachi King Retained Players List

Sr. NoPlayer NameCategory
1Babar Azam(Platinum)
2Imad Wasim(Platinum)
3Mohammad Amir(Diamond)
4Mohammad Nabi(Diamond)
5Joe Clarke(Gold)
6Aamir Yamin(Gold)
7Sharjeel Khan(Gold)
8Mohammad Ilyas(Silver)


4. Peshawar Zalmi Retained Players List

Sr. NoPlayer NameCategory
1Liam Livingstone(Platinum)
2Wahab Riaz(Platinum)
3Haider Ali(Diamond)
4Sherfane Rutherford(Diamond)
5Shoaib Malik(Diamond)
6Hussain Talat(Gold)
7Saqib Mahmood(Gold)
8Tom Kohler-Cadmore(Silver)


5. Multan Sultan Retained Players List

Sr. NoPlayer NameCategory
1Mohammad Rizwan(Platinum)
2Rilee Rossouw(Platinum)
3Imran Tahir(Diamond)
4Sohaib Maqsood(Diamond)
5Khushdil Shah(Gold)
6Shahnawaz Dahani(Gold)
7Shan Masood(Gold)


6. Quetta Gladiators Retained Players List

Sr. NoPlayer NameCategory
1James Vince(Platinum)
2Sarfaraz Ahmed(Platinum)
3Iftikhar Ahmed(Diamond)
4Mohammad Nawaz(Diamond)
5Shahid Afridi(Gold)
6Mohammad Hasnain(Gold)
7Naseem Shah(Gold)

Four teams have utilized their full quota of retentions before the auction – Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi.

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