The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has officially announced the retained and released players as per the choices of all six franchises. According to their choices, the franchises now will be selecting the players in the HBL PSL draft that is scheduled to take place on 10th Januray.
Each franchise has retained as many as eight players except Peshawar Zalmi who have opted to eliminate five players. The rest of the decisions will be made tomorrow.
PSL 2021: List of retained, released players
Retained: Shahid Afridi (platinum), Imran Tahir (diamond), Khushdil Shah (diamond), Usman Qadir (gold), Sohail Tanvir (diamond), James Vince (gold), Rilee Rossouw (platinum), Shan Masood (gold),
Released: Asad Shafiq, Ali Shafiq, Rohail Nazir, Fabian Allen, Bilawal Bhatti, Rohail Nazir Junaid Khan, Moin Ali, Wayne MadsenMohammad Irfan, Mohammad Ilyas, Ravi Bopara
Retained: Sarfaraz Ahmed (platinum), Anwar Ali (silver), Zahid Mehmood (silver), Azam Khan (gold), Ben Cutting (diamond), Mohammad Nawaz (diamond), Naseem Shah (gold), Mohammad Hasnain (diamond)
Released: Abdul Nasir, Ahmed Shehzad, Fawad Ahmed, Ahsan Ali, Jason Roy (unavailable), Tymal Mills (unavailable), Umair Bin Yousuf, Shane Watson, Khurram Manzoor, Keemo Paul, Umar Akmal (suspended), Sohail Khan, Aarish Ali Khan
Retained: Alex Hales (platinum), Shadab Khan (platinum), Asif Ali (gold), Zafar Gohar (silver), Colin Munro (diamond), Faheem Ashraf (diamond), Musa Khan (silver), Hussain Talat (gold),
Released: Akif Javed, Luke Ronchi (unavailable), Dale Steyn, Rassie Van Der Russell, Rizwan Husain, Saif Badar, Ahmed Safi Ullah, Amad Butt, Rumman Raees, Phil Salt
Retained: David Weise (diamond), Fakhar Zaman (diamond), Haris Rauf (diamond), Shaheen Shah Afridi (platinum), Sohail Akhtar (silver), Ben Dunk (gold), Dilbar Husain (gold), Mohammad Hafeez (platinum)
Released: Abid Ali, Chris Lynn, Dilbar Hussain, Dane Villas, Salman Irshad, Jaahid Ali, Farzan Raja, Agha Salman, Salman Butt, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Sekkugee Parsana, Usman Shinwari, Maaz Khan
Retained: Haider Ali (gold), Kamran Akmal (diamond), Wahab Riaz (platinum), Liam Livingstone (gold), Shoaib Malik (platinum),
Released: Aamir Ali, Adil Amin, Amir Khan, Carlos Braithwaite, Hammad Azam, Liam Dawson (unavailable), Lewis Gregory, Umar Amin, Yasir Shah, Sikandar Raza, Rahat Ali, Tom Banton, Kieron Pollard, Imam ul Haq, Mohammad Mohsin, Hassan Ali
Retained: Babar Azam (platinum), Imad Wasim (diamond), Mohammad Amir (platinum), Sharjeel Khan (gold), Waqas Maqsood (silver), Arshad Iqbal (emerging), Colin Ingram (platinum), Amir Yamin (gold)
Released: Ali Khan, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton, Chris Jordan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Mitchell McClenaghan, Umar Khan, Usama Mir, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Rizwan, Awais Zia,