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Babar, Rashid, Livingstone headline PSL 2022 retention list



Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi were the four franchises who utilised their full quota of eight retentions while Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators retained seven players apiece as the retention, trade and release window of PSL 2022 closed on Friday (December 10). In what will be a first for the league, the teams will be allowed one Right to Match Card each during the PSL draft which will take place on December 12.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and Imad Wasim were the Platinum category retentions for Kings while Qalandars retained Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan and Shaheen Afridi in the Platinum category. 2019 champions Gladiators, who got hold of James Vince (Platinum), Shahid Afridi and Iftikhar Ahmed in the trading window, retained Sarfaraz Ahmed as the other Platinum player. It will be Shahid Afridi's farewell season in the PSL, with the veteran allrounder moving from Sultans.

Current title holders Sultans retained Mohammad Rizwan and Rilee Rossouw in the Platinum category while two-time champions United who brought in Azam Khan via trade, retained Asif Ali and promoted him as a Platinum player. Hasan Ali is the other Platinum retention for the United. Zalmi went for Liam Livingstone and Wahab Riaz as Platinum retentions.

As per the PSL rules, each franchise can have up to 18 players in their squad, including three each in Platinum, Diamond and Gold categories, five Silver, two Emerging and up to two Supplementary categories.

Player retention list and remaining picks:

Islamabad United (8) - Asif Ali, Hasan Ali (both Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond), Shadab Khan (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), Alex Hales (Gold, Mentor), Azam Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr (both Gold) and Paul Stirling (Silver). Remaining picks: Platinum - 1, Diamond - 1, Gold - 0, Silver - 4, Emerging - 2, Supplementary - up to 2.

Karachi Kings (8) - Babar Azam, Imad Wasim (both Platinum), Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nabi (both Diamond), Joe Clarke (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan (both Gold) and Mohammad Ilyas (Silver). Remaining picks: Platinum - 1, Diamond - 1, Gold - 0, Silver - 4, Emerging - 2, Supplementary - up to 2.

Lahore Qalandars (8) - Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (both Platinum), Haris Rauf (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Mohammad Hafeez (both Diamond), Ahmed Daniyal, Sohail Akhtar and Zeeshan Ashraf (all Silver). Remaining picks: Platinum - 1, Diamond - 0, Gold - 3, Silver - 2, Emerging - 2, Supplementary - up to 2.

Multan Sultans (7) - Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw (both Platinum), Imran Tahir (Diamond, Mentor), Sohaib Maqsood (Diamond), Khushdil Shah (Gold, Brand Ambassador), Shahnawaz Dahani and Shan Masood (both Gold). Remaining picks: Platinum - 1, Diamond - 1, Gold - 0, Silver - 5, Emerging - 2, Supplementary - up to 2.

Peshawar Zalmi (8) - Liam Livingstone, Wahab Riaz (both Platinum), Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Shoaib Malik (all Diamond), Hussain Talat (Gold), Saqib Mahmood (Gold, Brand Ambassador) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Silver). Remaining picks: Platinum - 1, Diamond - 0, Gold - 1, Silver - 4, Emerging - 2, Supplementary - up to 2.

Quetta Gladiators (7) - James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed (both Platinum), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz (both Diamond), Shahid Afridi (Gold, Mentor), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold, Brand Ambassador) and Naseem Shah (Gold). Remaining picks: Platinum - 1, Diamond - 1, Gold - 0, Silver - 5, Emerging - 2, Supplementary - up to 2.

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