Pakistan Super League(PSL) is an annual Pakistani T20 league played in February-March. Similar to the IPL, the PSL features franchise-based clubs with international players. This year, in contrast to previous years, a top list of players who signed lucrative PSL contracts is available. The PSL 2022 players’ contracts and wages were just made public by PCB.
The Pakistan Cricket Board launched the PSL in that same year. In the beginning, there were just 5 clubs in the league, but in 2017, there were now 6. The last game of the current season, PSL 2022, is slated to take place on June 24, 2022.
Every year, the PSL takes place in Pakistan between February and March. Due to the COVID epidemic, this year’s league was suspended after the playoffs. It began in February.
The board debated whether or not to declare the winner based on the top of the points table. However, they came to the conclusion that the competition will continue this November.
The PSL’s player draught and contract, although sharing many parallels with the IPL, stand out as being distinct from the Indian league.
PSL 2022 Players Salaries
PSL each year conducts player drafts where local players, as well as international players, are auctioned to various teams. But here comes the twist.
All the PSL players are divided into category contracts – top players are allocated in the Platinum contract and have a particular wage as per that contract. PCB offers 5 types of contracts to the PSL players.
PSL has become the 2nd richest T20 league in Asia as with each new season more top players join the franchises and raise the bar of the league, so did they this season.
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Highest Paid Pakistan Super League Players 2022
The Pakistan Super Competition’s Platinum division has the highest-paid athletes in the league. The amount of money earned by this group of participants is the same as that of all other groups; in this case, it is 170.000 USD.
Only three players from this group may be selected by each team in the draught. All of the league’s and world’s top athletes fall under this category. 18 players from this class were chosen in the 2022 draught.
Each player in the league’s second-largest category of players, Diamond, receives an annual salary of 85.000 USD. Each franchise may choose up to three players from this group.
There were a total of 20 players in this category at the most recent PSL draught, making it the second-best category of players in the league.
The third salary category on this list is reserved for the Gold players. Same as was the case with the previous two categories, each franchise has the right to pick up to three players in the category, but in the latest draft, Lahore Qalandars got an extra in the replacement round.
Every player listed in this category gets a 50.000 USD salary, and the category itself has many of the top players in the world, including Alex Hales and Shahid Afridi. During the latest draft, 19 players were selected in this category, including five foreigners and fourteen locals.
In the Pakistan Super League, the silver division is the second cheapest, with each player earning 25.000 USD. All of the league’s remaining above-average players fall under this group.
A total of 40 players were chosen in this category at the most recent PSL draught; 13 of these 40 players were international, and the rest players were domestic.
Emerging Players of the League and Their Salaries
The PSL’s final and most affordable group of players is emerging. This category was intended to provide the league’s up-and-coming talent with some money and additional possibilities. Each play from this tier gets 7.500 USD.
Each team in the PSL must select at least two players from this group, and during the most recent election, 16 players were chosen who were rookies in the league the previous season.
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The reigning champion Quetta Gladiators were defeated in the Round Robin. While the Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi are the four teams who have advanced to the playoffs.