LAHORE - The HBL Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) third edition is around the corner and a total of 501 foreign and local cricketers will be available for selection at the players’ draft scheduled to take place tomorrow (Sunday).

All the teams already have nine players each and will be picking one player from the platinum category, one from the diamond category, one from the gold category, two players from the silver category and two players from the emerging stars pool, at the drafts in order to complete their squad of 16. Four players will also be selected in the supplementary round to complete the 20-member roster. Each team will have a budget of $1.2 million to pick a squad of 20 players.

Top international players including Chris Lynn, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Jimmy Neesham, Angelo Mathews, Mustafizur Rahman, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mitchell Johnson, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Adil Rashid, Wayne Parnell, Thisara Perera and Colin Ingram will be up for selection at the PSL draft.

The promising cricketers from the Pakistan Under-19 set-up and top performers of the Under-19 Pentangular Cup have also been added to the emerging players roster. Starting this year, the teams also have the option to nominate players from their own ‘Talent Hunt Discovery’ section that consist of players who were discovered during each team’s talent hunt programmes but were unable to qualify into the emerging players’ category.