This will be the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League, this time all matches will be played in Pakistan.
Apart from Karachi, there will be PSL matches in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan
Dainik BhaskarJan 02, 2020, 03:40 PM IST Sports Desk. The fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PLL) will start on 20 February 2020 and the final will be played on 22 March. For the first time all the matches of this tournament are proposed to be held in Pakistan. Four cities have been chosen for this. This league was started by the Pakistan Cricket Board i.e. PCB in 2016 against the Indian Premier League. Till now almost all four seasons were played outside Pakistan. The PCB had made it clear long ago that this time the PSL will be organized in the country and for this, players will be signed with bonds.
These four cities will be matchPCB released the draft and schedule of PSL season 5 on Wednesday. Accordingly, a total of 34 matches will be played between February 20 and March 22. Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan have been chosen for this. Lahore will have 14 matches at most. Apart from this, 9 matches will be played in Karachi, 8 in Rawalpindi and 3 in Multan. In the PSL UAE in 206, in 2017 only the final was played in Pakistan. In 2018, four matches were held in Pakistan while the rest were held in the UAE.
Can't wait more for the # PSL5 pic.twitter.com/fysScBJxnE— Lahore Qalandar (@ faisals76214435) January 2, 2020
A total of 6 franchise teams will participate in the PSL 5, with 36 foreign players coming. These are Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Multan Sultan, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. Among them are 36 foreign players. England opener Jason Roy, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn and West Indies batsman Lendl Simmons are expected to arrive. However, apart from these, no big name will be seen in PSL. According to the information, Bangladesh players also will not play in this league. International cricket in Pakistan came to a close after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team. Recently the Sri Lankan team played T20 and then Test series here.