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Like it. Not sure Matthew Wade does... haha

Worth noting Ponting is looking at a top order batsman who can bowl a few overs & a top line spinner for the Hurricanes overseas players.

Will impact D'arcy Short again not bowling much.
Be very interesting if he does coach , definitely have a strong core of 6-7 domestic players , just need the right balance with their OS players.

McDermott , Short , Wade up the top do they really need a OS top order bat though ?
 
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BBL confirms draft to lure T20's global superstars
An overseas player draft featuring four tiers of boosted salaries has been unveiled to entice the game's biggest names down under for BBL|12
Jack Paynter
22 June 2022, 03:00 PM AEST
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Draft explainer: How clubs will recruit overseas stars in BBL|12
The BBL has confirmed the long-planned introduction of an overseas player draft for the 2022-23 season to lure T20's biggest superstars to Australia for this summer's tournament.
After twice hitting hurdles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's third time lucky with officials signing off on a lucrative, four-tier draft structure late last week.
It marks the biggest change to contracting since the competition's inception 11 years ago, with foreign players to nominate for the draft across gold, silver or bronze tiers.
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BBL Draft FAQ: Your questions answered
Cricket Australia is prepared to pay top dollar for the best T20 talent, and league officials will elevate select players who they determine are the most enticing draft prospects to a platinum tier and bolster their salary, even if they are only available for part of the tournament.
Officials believe it's better to have T20's global superstars play a portion of the competition than not at all, and hope subsidising the top salaries from a central pool will see clubs take players who may not be available for the entire tournament.
CA has not publicly confirmed the salary bands, but it understood that bronze level selections (the lowest salary band) will earn a six-figure sum with the platinum tier worth more than three times that.
A date for the draft itself and the order in which clubs will pick is yet to be confirmed, but players are able to nominate for the draft from today.
The draft is a major step for the KFC BBL in its battle to compete in the expanding global market of cashed-up domestic T20 leagues, with planned new leagues in South Africa and the UAE to clash with the BBL this summer.
The Big Bash is facing increasing competition from rival T20 leagues // BCCI-Sportzpics
International scheduling also poses its challenges with all ICC full-member nations having tours or home series earmarked for December or January.
Players will have to declare their availability prior to the draft, and each club will have a retention pick to secure players who featured for their club in last summer's BBL, such as Rashid Khan with the Adelaide Strikers and Andre Russell for the Melbourne Stars.
"We've been working on it for a little while in ways that we can work with our clubs to get the best overseas players in and we know part of that is making sure we can be as competitive as required from a salary perspective," said Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia's General Manager of Big Bash Leagues.
"A draft is a way for us to work with clubs outside the salary cap but also a way that's really transparent and fair for all clubs."
The next major challenge for the league is getting Australia's own all-format superstars into the BBL as the 61-game season competes with the international summer schedule, with the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood currently without BBL deals.
This summer's schedule features a yet-to-be confirmed three-match ODI series against South Africa as the only internationals after Sydney's New Year's Test until the end of the BBL.
A late request from South Africa to move the January ODIs is yet to be resolved, but with a new Future Tours Programme for international cricket to be unveiled later this year and negotiations on the next Memorandum of Understanding between CA and the players' union to come, there is opportunity to create a window for the league.
"Just as important as overseas players is the best local players," Dobson said.
Cummins and Hazlewood currently don't have BBL deals // Getty
"Going forward, whether it's the FTP (Future Tours Programme) freeing up the schedule or working with the national team around the size of the squads and the ability for players to be released into the BBL.
"As we go into a new MOU (between CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association) and a new FTP cycle, all those big things that drive a lot of outcomes for the for the BBL is front of mind for everyone."
The draft will consist of four rounds with each club required to make a minimum of two picks, but a maximum of three.
Only platinum players are eligible to be selected in the first round (picks 1-8).

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Trent Woodhill, the BBL's Player Acquisition consultant, told cricket.com.au there was strong interest from players and agents worldwide and he was anticipating an attractive cohort of nominations in the draft pool.
"The pressure is on the clubs to make good picks," he said.
"Players just love playing cricket in Australia, it's a favourite place for so many different nationalities, so that's the pull – great wickets, great crowds and a great opportunity to enjoy summer."
With the overseas player draft now confirmed, the domestic contracting embargo for BBL|12 has also been lifted, meaning clubs are now able to enter binding discussions with Australian players.
Chris Lynn has made two centuries in England's T20 Blast since parting ways with Brisbane Heat // Getty
There is no draft for domestic players, with local player contracting remaining the same.
The competition's all-time leading runs scorer, Chris Lynn, is a free agent after parting ways with Brisbane Heat last month, while the fourth highest runs scorer, Jon Wells, has attracted interest from several clubs after his contract wasn't renewed by Adelaide Strikers at the end of last season.
While yet to be confirmed, it's anticipated the Power Surge innovation will remain, with the Bash Boost point and X-factor substitution to be scrapped.
No decision has been made on the introduction of a Decision Review System (DRS) for BBL|12 with the league still working through the logistical hurdles.


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While yet to be confirmed, it's anticipated the Power Surge innovation will remain, with the Bash Boost point and X-factor substitution to be scrapped.
No decision has been made on the introduction of a Decision Review System (DRS) for BBL|12 with the league still working through the logistical hurdles.
Oh wow, a decision that actually makes sense! The Power Surge was the only interesting one of the rule changes and it at least has a place as an interesting tactical option. The other two offered nothing.
 
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BBL confirms draft to lure T20's global superstars
An overseas player draft featuring four tiers of boosted salaries has been unveiled to entice the game's biggest names down under for BBL|12
Jack Paynter
22 June 2022, 03:00 PM AEST
@jackpayn




Play Video
Draft explainer: How clubs will recruit overseas stars in BBL|12
The BBL has confirmed the long-planned introduction of an overseas player draft for the 2022-23 season to lure T20's biggest superstars to Australia for this summer's tournament.
After twice hitting hurdles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it's third time lucky with officials signing off on a lucrative, four-tier draft structure late last week.
It marks the biggest change to contracting since the competition's inception 11 years ago, with foreign players to nominate for the draft across gold, silver or bronze tiers.
QUICK SINGLE

BBL Draft FAQ: Your questions answered
Cricket Australia is prepared to pay top dollar for the best T20 talent, and league officials will elevate select players who they determine are the most enticing draft prospects to a platinum tier and bolster their salary, even if they are only available for part of the tournament.
Officials believe it's better to have T20's global superstars play a portion of the competition than not at all, and hope subsidising the top salaries from a central pool will see clubs take players who may not be available for the entire tournament.
CA has not publicly confirmed the salary bands, but it understood that bronze level selections (the lowest salary band) will earn a six-figure sum with the platinum tier worth more than three times that.
A date for the draft itself and the order in which clubs will pick is yet to be confirmed, but players are able to nominate for the draft from today.
The draft is a major step for the KFC BBL in its battle to compete in the expanding global market of cashed-up domestic T20 leagues, with planned new leagues in South Africa and the UAE to clash with the BBL this summer.
The Big Bash is facing increasing competition from rival T20 leagues // BCCI-Sportzpics
International scheduling also poses its challenges with all ICC full-member nations having tours or home series earmarked for December or January.
Players will have to declare their availability prior to the draft, and each club will have a retention pick to secure players who featured for their club in last summer's BBL, such as Rashid Khan with the Adelaide Strikers and Andre Russell for the Melbourne Stars.
"We've been working on it for a little while in ways that we can work with our clubs to get the best overseas players in and we know part of that is making sure we can be as competitive as required from a salary perspective," said Alistair Dobson, Cricket Australia's General Manager of Big Bash Leagues.
"A draft is a way for us to work with clubs outside the salary cap but also a way that's really transparent and fair for all clubs."
The next major challenge for the league is getting Australia's own all-format superstars into the BBL as the 61-game season competes with the international summer schedule, with the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood currently without BBL deals.
This summer's schedule features a yet-to-be confirmed three-match ODI series against South Africa as the only internationals after Sydney's New Year's Test until the end of the BBL.
A late request from South Africa to move the January ODIs is yet to be resolved, but with a new Future Tours Programme for international cricket to be unveiled later this year and negotiations on the next Memorandum of Understanding between CA and the players' union to come, there is opportunity to create a window for the league.
"Just as important as overseas players is the best local players," Dobson said.
Cummins and Hazlewood currently don't have BBL deals // Getty
"Going forward, whether it's the FTP (Future Tours Programme) freeing up the schedule or working with the national team around the size of the squads and the ability for players to be released into the BBL.
"As we go into a new MOU (between CA and the Australian Cricketers' Association) and a new FTP cycle, all those big things that drive a lot of outcomes for the for the BBL is front of mind for everyone."
The draft will consist of four rounds with each club required to make a minimum of two picks, but a maximum of three.
Only platinum players are eligible to be selected in the first round (picks 1-8).

Hazlewood credits Sixers stint as start of his T20 resurgence
Trent Woodhill, the BBL's Player Acquisition consultant, told cricket.com.au there was strong interest from players and agents worldwide and he was anticipating an attractive cohort of nominations in the draft pool.
"The pressure is on the clubs to make good picks," he said.
"Players just love playing cricket in Australia, it's a favourite place for so many different nationalities, so that's the pull – great wickets, great crowds and a great opportunity to enjoy summer."
With the overseas player draft now confirmed, the domestic contracting embargo for BBL|12 has also been lifted, meaning clubs are now able to enter binding discussions with Australian players.
Chris Lynn has made two centuries in England's T20 Blast since parting ways with Brisbane Heat // Getty
There is no draft for domestic players, with local player contracting remaining the same.
The competition's all-time leading runs scorer, Chris Lynn, is a free agent after parting ways with Brisbane Heat last month, while the fourth highest runs scorer, Jon Wells, has attracted interest from several clubs after his contract wasn't renewed by Adelaide Strikers at the end of last season.
While yet to be confirmed, it's anticipated the Power Surge innovation will remain, with the Bash Boost point and X-factor substitution to be scrapped.
No decision has been made on the introduction of a Decision Review System (DRS) for BBL|12 with the league still working through the logistical hurdles.


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Interesting my understanding was that Chand , Curran and possibly one of the Heat OS players (memory is fading) was already contracted for next season.

Looks like players can nominate as from today , with the draft taking place in August.

Interesting to see if players only nominate for part of the season , come here for Christmas and New Year before heading to the UAE

Actually get paid a retainer , not based on how many matches they play.

Is $ 300k for 6-7 matches over Christmas/New Year incentive enough for some of the WI "bats for hire"
 
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