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PSL 2019 to start on 14 February

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The 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League will begin on 14 February in the United Arab Emirates, and the tournament will move to Pakistan for its last eight matches, with the final in Karachi on 17 March.

The decision was taken after the PSL Governing Council and representatives from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) met at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, with Ehsan Mani, the PCB’s new chairman, chairing the meeting.

“PCB and all PSL franchises are partners in this project and I am confident that we will all work together to bring in good numbers for our next rights cycle," said Mani.

“The inclusion of franchises in the decision-making process highlights the need to ensure collective growth of all partners.”

Teams will be allowed to retain 10 players ahead of the PSL Player Draft, but only two of those players can be from overseas.

All teams also agreed a randomised draft order, meaning the first pick will be decided in no particular order of preference. The ratio of local to foreign players in a squad is yet to be finalised.

Reports suggest the retention window will close in the second week of October, with each of the released players then going into the draft.

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