Registration of foreign players for PSL 9 started

PSL draft is scheduled to take place on December 15th in Lahore

October 25, 2023
PSL draft is scheduled to take place on December 15th in Lahore - PCB

The registration of foreign players for the 9th season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has commenced.

The category renewals of the local players will be finalised and published by PCB soon. Following the category renewals, the trade and retention window will be opened. Once the trade and retention window is open, the pick order for the player draft for the upcoming season will also be shared.

The retentions and trades are to be finalised ahead of the HBL PSL 9 Player Draft, which has been tentatively scheduled for mid-December, after the completion of the National T20. The final of the National T20 is set to be played on 10 December in Karachi. 

Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the window for the 2024 edition of PSL last month.

The window for the upcoming season is between February 8 to March 24, 2024. The final schedule will be confirmed in the next meeting.

The upcoming ninth season will be played with six teams. No additional team will be added in the upcoming season.

For the promotion and support of women's cricket, the PCB will continue to explore opportunities for women's league or exhibition matches during PSL.

It was also decided that the PCB will continue to work closely with the franchises to explore alternative venues as a part of contingency planning.

As per sources, PSL will not be shifted to Dubai due to elections or any other reason. All the franchises have agreed not to move the PSL elsewhere.

If matches are feared to be affected due to elections, the schedule of PSL will be changed.

Sohail Imran is a senior reporter for Geo News.