Nine Pakistani players to play in the Lanka Premier League [Complete List & Salaries]

Usman Shinawar celebrates with his teammates after picking a wicket in the Lanka Premier League

When it comes to T20 cricket, Pakistani players are always in great demand. Things weren’t so different when the draft for third edition of the Lanka Premier League was held yesterday.

A total of 9 Pakistan players were picked by different franchises. The players who bagged big contracts include Imad Wasim, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Azam Khan, Haider Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Usman Shinwari.

There were more than 300 players who made themselves available for the draft. However, not everyone could be picked as the rules allowed each franchise to pick a maximum squad of 20 players with not more than 6 overseas players in their camp.

Imad Wasim was picked in the highest category, International Ruby, by Galle Gladiators having a pre-draft retainer of $60,000. Explosive Pakistani batter Asif Ali and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf, who recently missed out on a PCB central contract, were picked by Colombo Stars and Galle Gladiators respectively in the International Sapphire category with a retainer of $50,000.

The third edition of the Lanka Premier League will be start in the first week of next month and continue until August 21st. Jaffna Kings will be defending their title for the third straight time.

Here’s the complete list of Pakistani players who bagged a contract:

Player TeamCategory Retainer
Imad WasimGalle GladiatorsInternational Ruby$60,000
Faheem AshrafGalle GladiatorsInternational Sapphire$50,000
Asif AliColombo StarsInternational Sapphire$50,000
Shoaib MalikJaffna KingsInternational Diamond A$40,000
Azam KhanGalle GladiatorsInternational Diamond B$25,000
Haider AliDambulla GiantsInternational Diamond B$25,000
Shahnawaz DahaniJaffna KingsInternational Diamond B$25,000
Sarfaraz AhmedGalle Gladiators    International Platinum$15,000
Usman ShinwariKandy FalconsInternational Platinum$15,000


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