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Fakhar headlines list of players in platinum category for PSL 8 Draft

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday released the list of players placed in the platinum category for the upcoming Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) season 8 Draft, left-handed batter Fakhar Zaman included.

A total of 35 renowned players, including Pakistan’s left-handed batter Fakhar, are listed in the platinum category for the PSL 8 Draft.

Notably, Fakhar was released by the PSL franchise Lahore Qalandars as they announced their retentions for the next edition, however, can recruit the left-handed opener as they will be having the first pick in the players’ draft.

The left-handed batter was adjudged the batter of the PSL 7 as he accumulated 588 runs at 45.23 with a hefty strike rate of 152.7.

He smashed seven half-centuries and a hundred for the Qalandars and played a crucial role in their maiden PSL title victory.

 

The much-awaited players’ draft for the next year’s edition of the PSL will be held in Karachi on December 15.

Earlier, a list of foreign players in the diamond category was also released on Monday.

The Pakistan Cricket Board had already revealed the pick order for the drafts, where defending champions Lahore Qalandars will make the first pick followed by Quetta Gladiators and 2021 champions Multan Sultans.

The marquee tournament is slated to take place next year from February 9 to March 19 with Karachi, Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi selected as host venues for the eighth edition of PSL.

The champions of the 2020 edition, Karachi Kings will make the fourth pick, while two-time champions Islamabad United will have the fifth pick.

The 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, will make the last pick in the draft.

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