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Confirmed: MBBL Draft Coming Soon

22 June 2022

The recruitment of international stars to the KFC Men's Big Bash League will be revolutionised this season with the introduction of the KFC MBBL|12 Draft.

The Draft, to be held in coming months, will give Perth Scorchers the opportunity to recruit up to three primary overseas players for their MBBL lists. 

Nominations for the Draft opened today for players across the globe, with the first nominations to be announced by the League shortly.



The MBBL Draft is the primary way for Clubs to recruit their overseas players for the upcoming season.


Player nominations & categories


Players from around the world are now able to nominate for the MBBL Draft via an online nomination portal, where they will also detail their availability for part or all of the tournament.  


There will be four categories in which players can be selected on Draft night: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Salaries for each category have been set at globally competitive rates, with Platinum the highest player payment grade.


Draft order


The Draft order will be decided via a weighted lottery.

The three teams who missed last year’s Finals series will enter the weighted lottery first and vie for selections one, two and three. 

As Perth won last year’s MBBL, the club could select as early as pick four and as late as pick eight, likewise the other four Finalists.

Draft rounds


The Draft will consist of four rounds with one pick per Club in each.


Clubs may elect to pass in certain rounds, but each Club must pick a minimum of two and maximum of three players by the completion of round four.


Round one is for Platinum players only and will follow the Draft order drawn via the method above. Round two will follow the same order as round one, while rounds three and four will follow a snaking order. This means the Draft order will be reversed after round two, and reversed again after round three.


Retention Picks


Each club is entitled to one Retention Pick to be used in any round of the Draft.


A player is eligible for retention if they have played a match for that Club the previous season.


Total players & replacements


Each Club’s MBBL squad will feature 18 players, including two or three overseas players from the Draft and the remainder being domestic players.


After the Draft, Clubs will be able to contract up to four replacement overseas players. A player must have nominated for the Draft to be an eligible replacement overseas player.

For more information on the Draft head to 




Details for a huge summer of Big Bash will be confirmed soon, including the announcement of the MBBL|12 schedule and ticketing information.