PSL to Begin on February 20; the PCB Announces its Schedule

PSL to Begin on February 20; the PCB Announces its Schedule

PSL to Begin on February 20; the PCB Announces its Schedule

The Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United are set to face each other in the first match of the season.

The fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will begin on February 20, 2020. With this, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released the schedule of matches for the upcoming season. The league will go on until March 22 with a total of 34 matches to be played in four cities. As an added bonus, the entire PSL will take place in Pakistan for the first time.

Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan will host the matches this season. What remains to be seen is how many overseas players will be playing in Pakistan over the league’s duration. The series with Sri Lanka should be a catalyst to encourage other foreign players to play not just in the PSL but in Pakistan as well. As for the matches, defending champions Quetta Gladiators will face the Islamabad United in the first match of the tournament.

After 30 matches have been played, Karachi will host the first qualifying match on March 17. The final match of the tournament is set to take place on March 22. Ehsan Mani, PCB’s Chairman, is happy that the entire tournament will finally take place in Pakistan. He then went on to say that after the successful Sri Lanka series, he had no doubt that the tournament’s entire duration will be held in Pakistan.

‘After bringing Test cricket back to Pakistan, hosting of the entire HBL, Pakistan Super League is our other major achievement. I never had any doubts it was Pakistan’s league and should be played in front of home crowds. We had made this commitment to the people of Pakistan at the end of last year’s event and I am pleased today we have announced the event schedule with four centres to share the 34 event matches between them’, he said.

Below is the complete schedule for the tournament:

Day

Date

Match

Thursday

February 20, 2020

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United

Friday

February 21, 2020

Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi

Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans

Saturday

February 22, 2020

Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi

Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans

Sunday

February 23, 2020

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United

Wednesday

February 26, 2020

Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi

Thursday

February 27, 2020

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

Friday

February 28, 2020

Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings

Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars

Saturday

February 29, 2020

Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators

Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi

Sunday

March 1, 2020

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

Monday

March 2, 2020

Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

Tuesday

March 3, 2020

Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars

Wednesday

March 4, 2020

Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars

Thursday

March 5, 2020

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators

Friday

March 6, 2020

Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans

Saturday

March 7, 2020

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United

Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators

Sunday

March 8, 2020

Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings

Tuesday

March 10, 2020

Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi

Wednesday

March 11, 2020

Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans

Thursday

March 12, 2020

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars

Friday

March 13, 2020

Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans

Saturday

March 14, 2020

Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United

Sunday

March 15, 2020

Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars

Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings

Tuesday

March 17, 2020

Qualifier

Wednesday

March 18, 2020

Eliminator 1

Friday

March 20, 2020

Eliminator 2

Sunday

March 22, 2020

Final

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league that was established in 2015. It is one of the highest professional sports league for cricket in the country. It originally had 5 teams in the league until a sixth team was added in 2018. The teams are individually owned and controlled by investors. To find out more about the PSL, visit Betwala’s page.

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