LAHORE: The Replacement Draft for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8 will take place on January 24, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday.
After analyzing the international cricket schedule, the PCB management committee decided to hold the replacement draft on Tuesday, January 24.
Meanwhile, PCB also revealed that the franchises had also requested the cricket governing body to increase the pool of players. PCB, consequently, approved their proposal and the franchises will now add two more players in the supplementary category to complete a squad of 20.
“Meanwhile, on the request of the franchises, the PCB has agreed to increase the number of players per side to 20, allowing each franchise to pick two additional Supplementary players,” said PCB in a statement.
“The Supplementary players will be picked in the Replacement Draft, which will take place on Tuesday, 24 January,” the statement added.
Earlier, the chairman of PCB Najam Sethi held a press conference here and unveiled the complete schedule of the PSL 8.
The extravaganza will be held from February 13 to March 19 across four different venues – Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi – with Multan getting the opportunity to host the opening ceremony of the marquee league for the first time.
Furthermore, the eighth edition of the PSL will be held in two different phases with Karachi and Multan splitting up matches from 13-26 February before the action shifts to Lahore and Rawalpindi.
The two cities – Rawalpindi and Lahore – will then host 20 matches from February 26 to March 19 while the latter will host the final of the event.