Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Multan Four cities across Pakistan are identified as hosts for the 34 matches of the upcoming Pakistan Super League 2020, the PCB announced on Wednesday.
Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will stage 14 matches, including the ultimate on March 22, while Karachi will host nine games, including the tournament opener between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United on February 20. Rawalpindi (eight matches) and Multan (three matches) are the 2 other venues.
Karachi Kings have two of their games in Lahore, five in Karachi, one in Multan and two in Rawalpindi while Multan Sultans will visit Lahore for five matches, Karachi and Rawalpindi for one each, with three of their home games in Multan. Islamabad United will travel between Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi for five, three, and two matches respectively.
On the occasion of the schedule’s release, a countdown clock was placed by the PCB at the doorway to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Where two eliminator rounds, also because the final, is going to be held.
“After bringing Test cricket back to Pakistan. hosting of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 is our other major achievement”. PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said during a statement. “I never had any doubts it had been Pakistan’s league and will be played ahead of home crowds. We had made this commitment to the people of Pakistan. the top of last year’s event and that i am pleased today we’ve announced. the event schedule with four centres to share the 34 event matches between them.”
Multan got its go-ahead following an in-depth security assessment by a PCB-appointed independent consultant. The stadium remains to undergo renovations but is predicted to be ready in time.
Overseas Players Pakistan Super League 2020
The 36-player overseas contingent for this years. PSL includes international stars including Dale Steyn, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, and Chris Jordan. The six franchises signed six overseas players each, with only four allowed within the playing XI per game. A complete of 425 overseas players from 22 countries had registered for the PSL 2020 draft.
“This shows the arrogance that players throughout the planet have in playing in Pakistan,” Ehsan Mani said. “Through this event, we expect the economy and tourism to urge a significant boost. Which can have an immediate impact on the general health of the country?
“For the fans, this may be a long-awaited opportunity to their cricketing heroes sleep in action and reinforce their love for this great game. I’m expecting like last year, the whole country will drag this tournament and by turning up in big numbers. They’re going to once more show the planet their passion for cricket.”
In recent years, the PCB has used the PSL as a key platform to revive high-profile cricket within the country. The ball got rolling in 2017 when the Gaddafi Stadium hosted the ultimate of the tournament. Within the following season. Four games were held across Karachi and Lahore, with the fourth and most recent edition in 2019, seeing eight games played in Karachi.