PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 01: Andre Russell of the Thunder prepares to bowl during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder at WACA on January 1, 2017 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

The dates for the BBL and WBBL overseas player drafts have been confirmed and will take place on Sunday, September 3, ahead of the new season.

The Draft will feature four rounds- each one with a different category of players to choose from.

  • Round 1: Platinum Only
  • Round 2: Platinum and Gold
  • Round 3: Gold and Silver
  • Round 4: Silver and Bronze

“The confirmation of the order of selections for both Drafts is a key step for list managers and high-performance staff as they continue to shape their strategy for the coming seasons,” Alistair Dobson, CA's General Manager of Big Bash Leagues, said in a statement.

“With two Drafts and the ability to trade Draft picks, it will be a busy and exciting time for all Clubs ahead.

“Some of the world's best cricketers have already nominated for this year's WBBL and BBL Drafts, we look forward to announcing their nominations as well as the players who are elevated to the Platinum List over the course of the next month.”

BBL Draft Lottery Results

Pick 1: Melbourne Stars

Pick 2: Adelaide Strikers

Pick 3: Hobart Hurricanes

Pick 4: Melbourne Renegades

Pick 5: Sydney Thunder

Pick 6: Sydney Sixers

Pick 7: Brisbane Heat

Pick 8: Perth Scorchers

WBBL Draft Lottery Results

Pick 1: Sydney Thunder

Pick 2: Melbourne Renegades

Pick 3: Perth Scorchers

Pick 4: Melbourne Stars

Pick 5: Hobart Hurricanes

Pick 6: Brisbane Heat

Pick 7: Sydney Sixers

Pick 8: Adelaide Strikers