In pictures: Amir and Afridi the top picks on opening day of PSL draft

Published December 22, 2015
Dean Jones and Islamabad team director Wasim Akram follow the draft picks. - AFP
Dean Jones and Islamabad team director Wasim Akram follow the draft picks. - AFP
The Karachi Kings squad, being led by Shoaib Malik (bottom left) bolstered their bowling line with the signing of Mohammad Amir (top row second from right). - AFP
The Karachi Kings squad, being led by Shoaib Malik (bottom left) bolstered their bowling line with the signing of Mohammad Amir (top row second from right). - AFP
(From left to right) Former cricketers Ijaz Ahmed, Mohammad Akram, Ramiz Raja, Dean Jones, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan and Wasim Akram pose at the start of the draft. - AFP
(From left to right) Former cricketers Ijaz Ahmed, Mohammad Akram, Ramiz Raja, Dean Jones, Mushtaq Ahmed, Moin Khan and Wasim Akram pose at the start of the draft. - AFP
Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday became the first pick of the PSL, signed by Peshawar Zalmi. - AFP
Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday became the first pick of the PSL, signed by Peshawar Zalmi. - AFP
The coach of the Islamabad United side, Dean Jones, pictured during the player draft. - AFP
The coach of the Islamabad United side, Dean Jones, pictured during the player draft. - AFP

Pakistan’s Twenty20 skipper Shahid Afridi on Monday became the first pick of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after Peshawar Zalmi signed up the flamboyant all-rounder to play for its franchise.

With 308 cricketers on board, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off players’ drafting for ‘Platinum’, ‘Diamond’ and ‘Gold’ categories in National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

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