The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has officially released the list of released and retained players as the HBL PSL draft for the sixth season is all set to be staged in Lahore on 10th January.
The six franchises have accordingly released and retained to their consideration and demands. However, other than releasing and retaining, there is a big trade that has occurred between the Karachi Kings and Islamabad United.
Alex Hales, the hard-hitter of the ball, has been traded to United back as they have given King’s Colin Ingram back to them who was red-blue army’s part in the 2018 and 2019 seasons as well.
PSL 6: List of released and retained players by franchises
Let us have a look at the players released and retained by each franchise:
Retained: Amir Yamin (gold), Arshad Iqbal (emerging), Babar Azam (platinum), Imad Wasim (diamond), Colin Ingram (platinum), Mohammad Amir (platinum), Sharjeel Khan (gold), Waqas Maqsood (silver)
Released: Ali Khan, Cameron Delport, Awais Zia, Chadwick Walton, Chris Jordan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Rizwan, Umaid Asif, Umar Khan, Usama Mir
Retained: David Weise (diamond), Ben Dunk (gold), Fakhar Zaman (diamond), Dilbar Husain (gold), Haris Rauf (diamond), Mohammad Hafeez (platinum), Shaheen Shah Afridi (platinum), Sohail Akhtar (silver)
Released: Abid Ali, Agha Salman, Chris Lynn, Dilbar Hussain, Dane Villas, Jaahid Ali, Farzan Raja, Salman Butt, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Salman Irshad, Sekkugee Parsana, Usman Shinwari
Retained: Haider Ali (gold), Liam Livingstone (gold), Kamran Akmal (diamond), Shoaib Malik (platinum), Wahab Riaz (platinum).
Released: Aamir Ali, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Carlos Braithwaite, Hassan Ali, Hammad Azam, Liam Dawson (unavailable), Kieron Pollard, Lewis Gregory, Imam ul Haq, Umar Amin, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Sikandar Raza, Tom Banton, Mohammad Mohsin
Retained: Alex Hales (platinum), Shadab Khan (platinum), Asif Ali (gold), Hussain Talat (gold), Colin Munro (diamond), Faheem Ashraf (diamond), Musa Khan (silver), Zafar Gohar (silver)
Released: Ahmed Safi Ullah, Akif Javed, Luke Ronchi (unavailable), Amad Butt, Dale Steyn, Phil Salt, Rassie Van Der Russell, Rizwan Husain, Saif Badar, Rumman Raees
Retained: Anwar Ali (silver), Zahid Mehmood (silver), Azam Khan (gold), Ben Cutting (diamond), Mohammad Nawaz (diamond), Mohammad Hasnain (diamond), Naseem Shah (gold), Sarfaraz Ahmed (platinum)
Released: Aarish Ali Khan, Abdul Nasir, Ahmed Shehzad, Fawad Ahmed, Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy (unavailable), Tymal Mills (unavailable), Umar Akmal (suspended), Shane Watson, Sohail Khan, Umair Bin Yousuf, Khurram Manzoor, Keemo Paul
Retained: Shahid Afridi (platinum), Imran Tahir (diamond), Khushdil Shah (diamond), Sohail Tanvir (diamond), James Vince (gold), Rilee Rossouw (platinum), Shan Masood (gold), Usman Qadir (gold)
Released: Ali Shafiq, Asad Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Fabian Allen, Junaid Khan, Moin Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, Ravi Bopara, Rohail Nazir, Zeeshan Ashraf, Wayne Madsen