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    PSL News

    PSL 2017 Drafts Completed, Franchises finalized players

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    Match Highlights, Videos

    HBL PSL Match 1 Highlights : Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators

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    Match Highlights, Videos

    HBL PSL Match 2 Highlights : Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars

HBL Pakistan Super League or HBL PSL Pakistan Cricket Board’s Professional Twenty20 Cricket League tournament. After years of delay PCB announced to organize PSL in may 2015. In Sep 2015 formal announcement made. Investors were called to bid to purchase franchise teams of PSL in October 2015. In Dec 2015 drafting of Players and bidding of teams were completed. 5 teams franchises including Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators were auctioned for a collective sum of USD 93 million for a period of 10 years. This is the single largest investment by anybody in Pakistan’s sports sector. HBL PSL’s First edition‘s Matches were played in two grounds in UAE. A total of 24 matches were played in Inaugural session of HBL PSL with most matches played in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

In an interview Najam Sethi, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board said that Pakistan Super League might be second most famous Cricket league in upcoming years. Pakistan Super League got support from Pakistanis and people from other countries. Indian Batsman Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli Shown Support for Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings respectively. Numerous other players posted video in support of Pakistan Super league and wished to join PSL. PCB also shown interest for inclusion of Indian Players in PSL. BCCI Secretary Rajiv Shukla also said if a formal request came from PCB we will consider inclusion of Indian Players in PSL. However no further development was seen. Currently players from 9 different countries are participating in PSL.

Pakistan Super League PSL Teams

Multiple investors shown interest to purchase teams in Pakistan Super League. After scrutiny process 7 parties were called to bid for 5 teams. On 3, Dec 2015 bidding process was completed and 5 teams were sold. These 5 teams will participate in Inaugural session of HBL PSL. In March 2016, Pakistan Cricket Board’s President Najam Sethi announced to add Kashmir as the sixth team in Pakistan Super League 2017 Edition. However In May 2016, the Proposal to add Kashmir as 6th Team in PSL was turned down in borad meeting.

Here are five teams that will compete in Pakistan Super League 2017.

1. Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings Logo

Karachi Kings was the most expensive franchise of Pakistan Super League. Karachi Kings was purchased by Salman Iqbal of ARY Media group on Dec 3, 2015. With $26 million purchase Karachi Kings became the most expensive team in PSL. Karachi Kings selected Shoaib Malik as Icon Player and Captain who later thrown captaincy to Ravi Bopara.  The team includes 5 Foriegn Players including Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Ryan McLaren (South Africa), Ravi Bopara (England), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka),  Lendl Simmons, James Vince, Chris Gayle (West Indies). Visit profile Page of Karachi Kings to read more about players, owners, brand ambassadors and complete list of players.

Karachi Kings Could not perform well in PSL 2016. Karachi Kings won 2 out of 8 matches and maintained second last spot in league matches.

2. Lahore Qalandars

PSL Lahore Qalandars Logo

Lahore Qalandars is second most valued Team in HBL Pakistan Super League. The name was chosen to represent Sufi Culture of Punjab. Team logo also represents traditional cutlture and colors, Lahore Qalandars team was purchased by Qatar Lubricants Company for $24 million. Azhar Ali, captain of Pakistan’s ODI Team also captained the Lahore Qalandars Team in Pakistan Super League’s First edition. The team contains some most vibrant T20 Players including Brendon McCullum (New Zealand), Sunil Narine (West Indies), Anton Devcich (New Zealand), Grant Elliott (New Zealand), Dwayne Bravo, Umer Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood , Yasir Shah and Shaun Tait (Australia). The team consists of most of young players. Check out complete list of Lahore Qalandar Players here.

Lahore Qalandars was the worst performer team in the Pakistan Super League’s 2016 edition. Lahore Qalandars also won 2 out of 8 matches and due to lowest run rate, LQ maintained second last spot in league matches.

3. Islamabad United



Islamabad United is Pakistan Super League’s franchise team that represents Pakistan Capital Islamabad. The name was chosen to show unity among players and Nation and hence Islamabad United. Their Slogan is “United We Win”. Shane Watson was picked up by Islamabad United as Icon Player while Misbah ul Haq was named as Captain of Islamabad United. This team is also very strong in terms of players performances. They also chosen some exciting for their side while foreign players include Shane Watson, Andre Russel, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings and Samuel Badree. Pakistan’s ex pacer and Sultan of Swing Waseem Akram is current director of Islamabad United.

Islamabad United proven themselves as the strongest candidate for the title from the first match. They played final of Pakistan Super League 2016 against Quetta Gladiators. Islamabad United Won the Inaugural PSL tournament with a comprehensive win against Quetta Gladiators.

4. Peshawar Zalmi

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Peshawar Zalmi Team was purchased by Haier Pakistan’s owner Javed Afridi in open bidding held for sale of 5 Franchises of Pakistan Super League. It represents capital of KPK Province Peshawar. Shahid Afridi the star all rounder of Pakistan’s T20 side and Captain is also Icon Player of Peshawar Zalmi. Shahdi Afridi acted as Captain of Peshawar Zalmi in 2016 session of Pakistan Super League. The team had 5 foreign players for first session including Tamim Iqbal, Brad Hodge, Darren Sammy, Jim Allenby, Dawid Malan and Liam Plunkett. This makde Peshawar Zalmi one of the strongest teams in Pakistan Super League.

Peshawar Zalmi performed well in the league matches of 2016 edition of PSL by winning 6 of 8 matches. However they lost two playoff matches and were unable to reach finals. Check out Profile Page for complete list of Players of Peshawar Zalmi

5. Quetta Gladiators

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Pakistani Business group Omar Associates purchased the Quetta Gladiators franchise for $11 million for 10 year contract . This is the most young team in PSL. Sarfaraz Ahmed, the wicket keeper of Pakistan National Side, who later became Pakistan’s National T20 Team captain is the Captain of Quetta Gladiators while Freelance batsman Kevin Peterson is Icon Player for Quetta Gladiators. The team has 7 Foreign Players including Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Elton Chigumbra, Muhammad Nabi, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakara and Jade Dernbach for the first edition. The team announced that West Indies’ legendary cricketer Sir Viv Richards to metor Quetta Gladiators in PSL.

Quetta Gladiators was most underrated team in the PSL 2016 Tournament. Since first match in PSL, Quetta Gladiators continued to surprise other teams in PSL. They won 6 out of 8 matches and reached Play-offs. They won First Play-off against and reached Finals where they lost to Islamabad United and remained runner Up.

Pakistan Super League PSL Fixtures

Pakistan Super League 2016 Schedule and Fixtures are yet to be announced. However PCB is planning to hold second season of PSL again in Feb in UAE.

In 2016 edition of PSL, a total of 24 matches were played between between 5 teams of PSL. After the initial round of matches four teams qualified for the play-off matches. Winner Team of Play off 1 Quetta Gladiators qualified for final match. The winner of 2nd Play off Islamabad United played another Play-off 3 match against the runners up team of Play-off 1 match Peshawar Zalmi. The winner of this third play-off match Islamabad United became 2nd finalist of PSL 2016 where they won finals too and lift the Inaugural Trophy of HBL PSL.

PSL Logo and Brand Marketing

At a colorful event in Lahore on Sep, 21 2015 PCB Launched Pakistan Super League PSL Logo. Alot of celebrities and singer including Ali Azmat, Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Ayesha Omar, Iman Ali, Aijaz Aslam, Nadia Hussain, Urwa Hussain, Gohar Mumtaz, Farhan Saeed, Cybil Chaudhry from the entertainment industry participated in PSL Logo Launching Ceremony and shown support for Pakistan’s very own cricket League. Ramiz Raja and Waseem Akram was named as Brand Ambassadors for Pakistan Super League. PCB Launched different events with the participation of People from Show Biz and Media industry to promote the event. Karachi Kings hold their own Team launching event in Karachi.

PSL Venues

HBL Pakistan Super League 2017 PSL’s matched will be played in two countries, in UAE and in Pakistan. Complete Schedule of venues and matches is yet to be announced. Please See here for complete list of matches, venues and fixtures.

PSL Tickets

PSL 2017 Tickets will be sold in UAE online by Kyazoonga. For PSL 2016 , On 15 jan 2016 PCB announced Worldwide sale of Tickets for HBL Pakistan Super League 2016. The tickets are available in 5 different categories.Pakistan Super League tickets are also available on our website at discounted rates. You can check PSL Tickets Page to know more about the PSL Tickets and how to purchase.

PSL Points Table

Here are the Pakistan Super League team Standing of 2016 Edition at initial stage. The PSL Points Table was updated regularly after each match. Here are the Pakistan Super League points table after the end of league matches.

psl-peshawar-zalmiPeshawar Zalmi862+0.57312
psl-quetta-gladiatorsQuetta Gladiators862+0.21612
psl-islamabad-unitedIslamabad United844-0.2828
psl-karachi-kingsKarachi Kings 826-0.0364
Lahore Qalandars LogoLahore Qalandars826-0.5364

PSL 2017 Points Table will be updated as soon as matches are begin.

PSL Broadcasting & Media Rights

Pakistan Cricket Board have only two broadcasting media partners PTV Sports and Ten Sports at home for all of their matches and series. Same two media groups got the rights to broadcast PSL for 3 years. The deal was made around $15 million. London based Sunset is the official TV Production partner.

PSL Title Sponsors

The largest corporate bank of Pakistan Habib Bank Limited – HBL purchased the title sponsorship rights of Pakistan Super League for 3 years. The league is now officially called as HBL Pakistan Super League of HBL PSL. “HBL’s association with Pakistan Super League is another indication of established brands partnering with the league,” said Najam Sethi. According to sources HBL invested more than $6 million for Title Sponsorship.

PSL Live Streaming

Live Streaming information is updated for each match on PSL News Section


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