The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday launched the initial listing of Gold Category overseas players for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Player Draft 2019 in addition to a listing of 325 nearby players. The listing of 325 local gamers, who have been assigned Gold, Silver and Emerging categories, consists of cricketers from the home first and 2d XI squads as well as U19 expertise. As a part of this yr’s policy, players who’ve already represented Pakistan across the world have been assigned a base category of Gold. The cut-off date for those records turned into the same that implemented to category renewals of neighborhood players that happened closing month. With the aim of promoting fresh talent, PSL regulations require groups to have at the least Emerging category cricketers in a squad of sixteen of which the said gamers ought to be U23 to qualify for this class. Read more: Legendary South African pacer Dale Steyn registers name for PSL for first time Each group can now nominate up to six emerging gamers and up to two expertise hunt discoveries that can be introduced to this listing. In the Gold class, forty eight England, 40 West Indies, 19 Sri Lanka, 10 Bangladesh, six Afghanistan, 4 every from Australia and New Zealand, 3 each from Ireland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and one each from Canada, the Netherlands, Scotland and the US of America have registered. Some of the most prominent gamers in the initial Gold Category are Gulbadin Naib, Chris Wood, Saqib Mahmood, Lahiru Thirimanne and Sheldon Cottrell. Local players in the Gold class are Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Sharjeel Khan and Umar Gul.