Pakistan Super League PSL 2019

PSL 2019 – de Villiers to Play PSL, 8 Matches in Pakistan

The 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League will begin on February 14, 2019, and eight of the matches will be played in Pakistan as confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board. This call was taken on September 15 by the PCB and the PSL franchises after a meeting at the NCA. The last eight games of the 2019 PSL will be played in Pakistan, including the final which will be played in Karachi like last season. PCB intends to hold three matches in Lahore while Karachi to host five matches including the season-finale that will be held on March 17. Tickets for PSL matches in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi available online here.

The fourth season of the Pakistan Super League will be played across five venues, three in UAE and two in Pakistan. Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai are the three stadiums in UAE while the two Pakistani venues include Lahore and Karachi. The final will be held in Karachi.

According to latest reports, the contract of Multan Sultans with Schon Properties Broker LLC has been terminated because of allegations of non-payment of dues. However, the team (renamed as the “The Sixth Team” for now) will continue to exist with the ownership said to transfer to the PCB.

The tournament is still a few months away but the preparation has already begun to make it bigger and better. And while it’s still a matter of the opening ceremony, the PSL committee has decided it will try and host the opening ceremony of the competition in Pakistan.

According to latest reports, eight PSL matches will be played in Pakistan this season with PCB chief Ehsan Mani promising they were looking at bringing the entire PSL to Pakistan in two to three years.

While the increased security is an obvious reason for this decision, one other reason that the PSL Governing Council might have taken this call is because the PCB had tried to negotiate with the Emirates Cricket Board to not host any T20 tournaments at least 35 days before the PSL in order to avoid any marketing or logistical issues.

What was also confirmed was that South African cricket legend AB de Villiers will be playing in this edition of the PSL and will feature for the Lahore Qalandars after he became the first pick of the PSL Draft this season. More news on de Villiers’ selection can be found here.

By bringing the PSL Opening Ceremony into Pakistan, it could well be the next step that the PCB is taking in bringing the entire tournament back in Pakistan. And it’s not just the opening ceremony but the PCB has also decided they will play a few more matches in Pakistan and if reports are to be believed players won’t be allowed to pick and choose matches.

Till recently, players were allowed to play in the UAE and opt out of featuring in Pakistan and those who made the trip to the country were paid extra. Going forward, neither of these possibilities will be allowed. In fact some of the teams made it very clear during the Draft they were going to pick only those players who were happy to feature in Pakistan for those eight games during the PSL.

The PSL 2019 schedule for the fourth season has now been revealed. The PSL Draft was held on November 20 after the teams were allowed to retain up to 10 players apiece. Here’s how you can buy PSL tickets for 2019.

What’s interesting to note is that the grand opening ceremony of this edition of the PSL will be hosted on February 14, with performances from some of the biggest names in the global and Pakistani entertainment industry.

Apart from probably the biggest name to grace the PSL Opening Ceremony, Pitbull, the likes of Junoon, Boney M, Young Desi, Fawad Khan, Aima Baig & Shuja Haider will all take part in the opening ceremony.

This opening ceremony will be followed by the first match of the PSL 2019 between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars.

What happened in the Earlier Seasons

The third edition of the HBL PSL concluded on the 25th of March and was yet another successful season. The final was held in Karachi while two games during the playoffs was played in Lahore. We had six teams, 34 matches and 3 matches in Pakistan with 2 taking place in Lahore and 1 match played at Karachi. International players were paid USD 10,000 per match to play in Pakistan.

In what came across as a surprising move, the Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy won the toss and decided to bat first. With chasing being a much easier task, the move backfired when the side managed to score just 148/9 from their 20 overs against a batting line-up that had shown considerable strength in the competition.

And that’s exactly how things turned out. Luke Ronchi continued with his impressive form and scored another half-century as the Islamabad United romped to their second title with more than three overs to spare.

First-timers Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars were knocked out of the tournament in the first round itself.

The second edition of the HBL PSL was won by Peshawar Zalmi. In what turned out to be a one-sided final, the Peshawar Zalmi defeated the Quetta Gladiators in the title-decider to lift the trophy. Darren Sammy hammered a quick-fire 28 down the order to become the difference between a score of 125 and 148 and on that slow and sluggish surface, the Gladiators were able to manage just 90 in reply. Mohammad Asghar grabbed three wickets while Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz scalped two apiece.

The HBL PSL cricket league has put the cricket action from the country back on the map. Boasting of international players and a league like format, the tournament took place in three stages, which was played in Dubai, Sharjah and Pakistan. The teams representing 6 major cities – Peshawar, Quetta, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Multan will take part in the competition.

174 comments… add one
  • Mr.APC Oct 14, 2018, 8:17 am

    Sir Ma azad kashmir sa hOon Ma PSL 4 Ma khalina chata hoon mari age 16 years ha please drafting ma mujhe bhi add karain PCB sa mujhe sa contect karain
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  • Taha Khokhar Oct 13, 2018, 7:15 pm

    main btata hoon ke kon kon aye
    asif ali ahmed shahzad fawad alam imran nazir khalid latif or sharjeel khan
    bss ye sary a gaye na phr dekhna pakistan team kitni mazbot hoti hai
    InshaALLAH ye zaroor ayein gy
    ameen

  • IMRAN NAZIR Oct 13, 2018, 8:12 am

    এবার কাজের কথা,,,,,আমাদের সাথে কাজ করতে চাইলে যোগাযোগ করুন01718072337

  • Muhmmad ali Oct 13, 2018, 3:26 am

    Ahmad Shehzad aur Umar Akmal ko Team men wapas laya jaye Please Sarfaraz ko ata kia hai k usk0 team me rakha gya hain Woh Umar akmal 0r Kamran Akmal se Jalta hai isliye inko nikala hai aur ahmad shehzad jasa kon 0ppner hain Team me imam ko bhair nikalo aub Austalia k T20 match main Ye Team Banae
    1 AHMAD SHEHZAD
    2 FAKHAR ZAMAN
    3 M HAFEEZ
    4 BABAR AZAM
    5 S MALIK
    6 UMAR AKMAL
    7 SARFARAZ AHMAD
    8 SHADAB KHAN
    9 FAHEEM A
    10 HASAN ALI
    11 M AAMIR
    12 USMAN S
    Main Ksam utha k kehta h0n Humari as team se koi jeet nahi sagta hai agr larke dil se kehle to aye khuda k bando khuda ka wast hai apni team k lie jaan do tm l0go ko kis cheez ki b kami nhi hai allah pak ne tm l0go ko kitni izat di hain 0r spoto Fixsig se b bacho aub hal dekh rhe hona asif salman 0r sharjel ka kese ho gae h me preshan as bat pe h0n k tm l0go ko kami kia hai jo tm l0g Ye sub krte ho tora allah k khof se daro age bhi jana h tm l0go ko muje tm pe afs0s hota hai k india wle b tm pe hansty hai tora j0sh kro himat kro hume tmse piyr h pz sher krn pz

    • Rajab RAJA Oct 13, 2018, 3:46 pm

      G janab theek hai g abdar razzaq ko b wapis laya jay

    • Sarfraz fans☺☺☺ Oct 18, 2018, 4:44 pm

      Hey all the players are picked by the coach Micky Arthur there is no mistake of sarfraz by the way umar and kamran are good players but sarfraz is also a good player 94 in first innings and then 81 in second innings is not bad at all

  • Shahid Khan Afridi Oct 12, 2018, 9:54 am

    Psl ki draft 15 October ko confirm ho gai he
    14 February ko pehla match
    Karachi kings vs multan sultans ki dermiyan confirmed ho chuka he

  • Noman Bashir Oct 12, 2018, 7:22 am

    PSL 2019 Draft 20 November

  • Shamas Abbas Oct 11, 2018, 2:29 pm

    Lahore Qalandar Will Win.

    • Raja raja Oct 13, 2018, 3:48 pm

      G insa Allah Lahore qalandar win karay ge psl 2019

      • Raja raja Oct 13, 2018, 3:49 pm

        Lahore qalandar me is baar kon kon se player a rahay hai g

  • Burhan muzafar wani shaheed Oct 7, 2018, 8:04 am

    Khwab-e-nend se bedar ho mere bhai

    • Haramzada Mohammed Oct 12, 2018, 2:05 pm

      PSL = Paki Suvar Lundbaazi, where Paki Suvars play with each other’s Lunds. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Bhatti shab Oct 7, 2018, 8:00 am

    Yeh khbr hm bhi skte hn koi aur khbr psl draft k bare

  • Ali Ahmad Khan Oct 6, 2018, 4:19 pm

    shahid afridi ko world cup ma zaroor khalaya jay

    • Kashmir Oct 7, 2018, 8:03 am

      Khwab-e-nend se bedar ho mere bhai

  • Hardec bhatti Oct 6, 2018, 1:36 am

    Big news psl shakeeno ke lia ..
    Abd. Villiar and steven smith play psl

    Mery news ko comment dain main app ko asi or news du ga

  • Asif ali Oct 6, 2018, 12:50 am

    Imran nazir ko peshawar zalmi ki team khelna chahye

  • Bilal Oct 5, 2018, 8:21 am

    Karachi king win insallah

  • Nouman Oct 4, 2018, 5:59 am

    What is the draft date or can any team Had a choice to Retain their Last year Platinum Foreign Players

  • Anonymous Oct 3, 2018, 9:16 pm

    Imran nazir lahore qalandar

  • Anonymous Oct 2, 2018, 6:08 pm

    Good

  • Malik Adnan Oct 2, 2018, 7:24 am

    Well come back to emran nazeer

  • Mahiba Sep 30, 2018, 8:30 am

    I love rashid khan

    • Ali Oct 1, 2018, 7:45 am

      And I love u

    • Fahad Oct 1, 2018, 3:52 pm

      But i lv u

  • mubashir bugti Sep 30, 2018, 7:32 am

    bugti stadium quetta main bhi dosmitc match karwo ehsan manii

  • Imiazkha Sep 26, 2018, 4:59 pm

    I love Pakistan super lige

  • richu Sep 25, 2018, 1:54 am

    Nikki

  • Asad Ameer Sep 24, 2018, 3:53 pm

    Mujy Lahore ki team me khail na hair

  • Usman IFTIKHAR Sep 23, 2018, 7:50 pm

    Can You watch the psl 2019 draft

  • Raheel Sep 22, 2018, 6:43 pm

    waiting for the team of gujranwala InshAllah please make a team of gujranwala also please please

  • Fahim Liaqat Sep 21, 2018, 1:24 pm

    United winning inshallah

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