The players’ draft for the 2022 edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was held on Tuesday. Various franchises picked nine cricketers from Pakistan.
Galle Gladiators bagged all-rounder Imad Wasim for $60,000. He is among the most expensive players.Meanwhile, Asif Ali was bagged by Colombo Stars for $50,000, Faheem Ashraf ($50,000) by Galle Gladiators, and veteran batter Shoaib Malik for $40,000 by Jaffna Kings.
Jaffna also got the services of Shahnawaz Dahani for $25000 while Galle Gladiators bagged Azam Khan for the same price.Emerging batter Haider Ali went to Dambulla Giants for $25000. Meanwhile, pacer Usman Shinwari and Sarfaraz Ahmed were picked for $15000 respectively by Kandy Falcons and Galle Gladiators.
The 2022 Draft included a total of 353 players, including 173 Sri Lankan first-class players, International and ex-International players, and 180 foreign players.
The five-team competition will end on August 21, 2022, and will take place in Colombo and Hambantota.