PSL 2022 Players Salaries & Contracts (Revealed)

Pakistan Super League(PSL) is an annual Pakistani T20 league played in February-March. Similar to IPL, PSL also consists of franchise-based teams with players from different countries. This year, unlike earlier years, there is a top list of players who have joined PSL on massive contracts. PCB recently revealed the PSL 2022 players’ salaries and their contracts with the teams.

PSL was introduced in 2015 by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The league initially consisted of just 5 teams but was later expanded to 6 teams in 2017. The current season, PSL 2022 is scheduled to conclude on June 24, 2022 with the final match.

PSL TeamsCaptain
Islamabad UnitedShadab Khan
Karachi KingsImad Wasim
Lahore QalandarsSohail Akhtar
Multan SultansShan Masood
Peshawar ZalmiWahab Riaz
Quetta GladiatorsSarfaraz Ahmad

The PSL takes place each year around the time of February-March in Pakistan. This year the league started in February but got paused after the playoff due to the COVID pandemic.

The board was in a dilemma about whether to announce the winner based on the leader of the points table or not. However, they concluded that the tournament will resume in November this year

However drawing many similarities with the IPL, if there is one thing that stands out different from the Indian league is PSL’s player draft and contract.

PSL 2022 Players Salaries & Contracts

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.

ContractPSL Salary (Pakistani Rupee)Notes
Platinum2,30,44,000Each team can pick 3 players from this category
Diamond1,15,22,000Teams can choose 3 players from this category
Gold82,30,000A total of 3 players can be taken from this category as well
Silver41,15,000Franchises can choose 5 players from this category
Emerging 16,46,000Each franchise can sign up to 2 emerging 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.

Highest Paid Pakistan Super League Players 2022

1. Platinum
PlayerTeamSalary
Kieron PollardPeshawar Zalmi2,30,44,000
Babar AzamKarachi Kings2,30,44,000
Dale SteynIslamabad United2,30,44,000
Collin IngramIslamabad United2,30,44,000
Muhammad HafeezLahore Qalandars2,30,44,000
Mohammad AmirKarachi Kings2,30,44,000
Wahab RiazPeshawar Zalmi2,30,44,000
Hassan RazaPeshawar Zalmi2,30,44,000
Chris LynnLahore Qalandars2,30,44,000
Sarfaraz AhmedQuetta Gladiators2,30,44,000
2. Diamond
PlayerTeamSalary
Faheem AshrafIslamabad United1,15,22,000
Asif AliIslamabad United1,15,22,000
Imad WasimKarachi Kings1,15,22,000
Iftikhar AhmedKarachi Kings1,15,22,000
David WieseLahore Qalandars1,15,22,000
Shaheen AfridiLahore Qalandars1,15,22,000
Usman ShanwariLahore Qalandars1,15,22,000
Shahid AfridiMultan Sultans1,15,22,000
Kamran AkmalPeshawar Zalmi1,15,22,000
Shane WatsonQuetta Gladiators1,15,22,000
3. Gold
PlayerTeamSalary
Luke RonchiIslamabad United82,30,000
Hussain TalatIslamabad United82,30,000
Aamer YaminKarachi Kings82,30,000
Sohail AkhtarLahore Qalandars82,30,000
Haris RaufLahore Qalandars82,30,000
James VinceMultan Sultans82,30,000
Junaid KhanMultan Sultans82,30,000
Darren SammyPeshawar Zalmi82,30,000
Imam-ul HaqPeshawar Zalmi82,30,000
Umer AkmalQuetta Gladiators82,30,000
4. Silver
PlayerTeamSalary
Ammad ButtIslamabad United41,15,000
Rizwan HussainIslamabad United41,15,000
Mohammad MusaIslamabad United41,15,000
Usama MirKarachi Kings41,15,000
Salman ButtLahore Qalandars41,15,000
Shan MasoodMultan Sultans41,15,000
Ali ShafiqMultan Sultans41,15,000
Umar AminPeshawar Zalmi41,15,000
Naseem ShahQuetta Gladiators41,15,000
Ahsan AliQuetta Gladiators41,15,000

Quetta Gladiators are the defending champions but were eliminated in the Round Robin. While the 4 teams that have made it to the playoffs are Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi.

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