All six PSL teams were asked to retain up to ten players from their previous roster. The category restrictions for retentions are the same as they were for a 16-member squad i.e. a maximum of three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver and two emerging could be retained. The teams will go into the player draft on November 20 in Islamabad to complete the rest of their squads from a pool of over 600 players.
Retained (10 players): Shadab Khan (Platinum), Luke Ronchi (Platinum), Faheem Ashraf (Platinum), Mohammad Sami (Diamond), Asif Ali (Diamond), Rumman Raees (Gold), Hussain Talat (Silver, Ambassador), Sahibzada Farhan (Silver), Zafar Gohar (Silver), Waqas Maqsood (Silver)
Released: Andre Russell, Misbah-ul-Haq, Samuel Badree, Iftikhar Ahmed, Amad Butt, JP Duminy, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, David Willey, Mohammad Hasan, Mohammad Hasnain, Samit Patel, Rohail Nazir
Relegation: Rumman Raees (from Diamond to Gold)
Retained (8 players): Mohammad Amir (Platinum), Babar Azam (Platinum), Colin Munro (Platinum), Usman Khan (Diamond), Colin Ingram (Diamond, Ambassador), Imad Wasim (Diamond), Mohammad Rizwan (Gold), Ravi Bopara (Gold)
Released: Shahid Afridi, Usama Mir, Khurram Manzoor, Mitchell Johnson, Luke Wright, David Wiese, Tabish Khan, Mohammad Irfan Jnr, Hasan Mohsin, Eoin Morgan, Saifullah Bangash
Retained (8 players): Fakhar Zaman (Platinum), Yasir Shah (Diamond), Anton Devcich (Gold), Rahat Ali (Gold), Shaheen Afridi (Silver, Ambassador), Hasan Khan (Silver), Agha Salman (Silver), Sohail Akhtar (Silver)
Released: Brendon McCullum, Cameron Delport, Aamer Yamin, Bilawal Bhatti, Ghulam Mudassar. Angelo Mathews, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gulraiz Sadaf
Traded: Umar Akmal and Sunil Narine (to Quetta Gladiators) to get spinner Hassan Khan and fast bowler Rahat Ali. Also, will have their Platinum pick in the first round. Lahore and Quetta also swapped their second round of silver category.
Retained (9 players): Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum), Sunil Narine (Platinum), Shane Watson (Diamond, Mentor), Sohail Tanvir (Diamond), Mohammad Nawaz (Diamond), Rilee Rossouw (Gold, Ambassador), Umar Akmal (Gold), Anwar Ali (Silver), Saud Shakil (Silver)
Released: Mahmudullah, Umar Amin, Mir Hamza, Asad Shafiq, Brathwaite, Rameez Raja jnr, Saad Ali, Rashid Khan, Azam Khan, Kevin Pietersen, Chris Green, Kohler Cadmore, Ben Laughlin, Jason Roy, John Hastings, Carlos Brathwaite, Faraz Ahmad Khan
Traded: Bought Umar Akmal and Sunil Narine from Lahore Qalandars in exchange of Hassan Khan and Rahat Ali. Quetta also gave up their Platinum pick in the first round to Qalandars. The second round of silver category has also been swapped between both franchises.
Relegation: Anwar Ali (from Gold to Silver)
Retained (8 players): Wahab Riaz (Platinum), Hasan Ali (Platinum), Darren Sammy (Diamond), Kamran Akmal (Diamond, Ambassador), Liam Dawson (Gold), Umaid Asif (Silver), Khalid Usman (Silver), Sameen Gul (Emerging)
Released: Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar, Dwayne Bravo, Tamim Iqbal, Hammad Azam, Saad Nasim, Taimoor Sultan, Ibtisam Sheikh, Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Mohammad Arif
Relegation: Kamran Akmal (from Platinum to Diamond, but made Ambassador in compensation)
SIXTH TEAM (previously Multan Sultans)
Retained (8 players): Shoaib Malik (Platinum), Junaid Khan (Diamond), Mohammad Irfan (Diamond, Ambassador), Shan Masood (Gold), Mohammad Abbas (Silver), Mohammad Irfan Khan (Silver), Umar Siddiq (Silver), Mohammad Junaid (Emerging)
Released: Kieron Pollard, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohaib Maqsood, Kashif Bhatti, Nicholas Pooran, Abdullah Shafiq, Saif Badar, Hardus Viljoen, Umar Gul, Ross Whiteley
Traded: Sold Sohail Tanvir to Quetta Gladiators for Diamond-round pick, bought Mohammad Junaid from Quetta Gladiator in exchange for second pick in Emerging Category