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Match 1
Islamabad United
Lahore Qalandars
Starts 14 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 2
Multan Sultans
Karachi Kings
Starts 15 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 3
Peshawar Zalmi
Quetta Gladiators
Starts 15 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 4
Islamabad United
Multan Sultans
Starts 16 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 5
Lahore Qalandars
Karachi Kings
Starts 16 Feb, 09:30 PM
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings preview
Match 6
Islamabad United
Quetta Gladiators
Starts 17 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 7
Peshawar Zalmi
Lahore Qalandars
Starts 17 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 8
Quetta Gladiators
Multan Sultans
Starts 20 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 9
Peshawar Zalmi
Karachi Kings
Starts 21 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 10
Multan Sultans
Lahore Qalandars
Starts 22 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 11
Islamabad United
Peshawar Zalmi
Starts 22 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 12
Quetta Gladiators
Lahore Qalandars
Starts 23 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 13
Islamabad United
Karachi Kings
Starts 23 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 14
Peshawar Zalmi
Multan Sultans
Starts 24 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 15
Quetta Gladiators
Karachi Kings
Starts 24 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 16
Multan Sultans
Islamabad United
Starts 26 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 17
Lahore Qalandars
Quetta Gladiators
Starts 27 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 18
Karachi Kings
Islamabad United
Starts 27 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 19
Multan Sultans
Peshawar Zalmi
Starts 28 Feb, 05:00 PM
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Match 20
Karachi Kings
Lahore Qalandars
Starts 28 Feb, 09:30 PM
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Match 21
Peshawar Zalmi
Islamabad United
Starts 01 Mar, 05:00 PM
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Match 22
Multan Sultans
Quetta Gladiators
Starts 01 Mar, 09:30 PM
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Match 23
Quetta Gladiators
Peshawar Zalmi
Starts 04 Mar, 05:00 PM
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Match 24
Karachi Kings
Multan Sultans
Starts 04 Mar, 09:30 PM
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Match 25
Lahore Qalandars
Peshawar Zalmi
Starts 05 Mar, 05:00 PM
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Match 26
Quetta Gladiators
Islamabad United
Starts 05 Mar, 09:30 PM
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Match 27
Karachi Kings
Peshawar Zalmi
Starts 07 Mar, 08:30 PM
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Match 28
Lahore Qalandars
Islamabad United
Starts 09 Mar, 08:30 PM
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Match 29
Karachi Kings
Quetta Gladiators
Starts 10 Mar, 04:00 PM
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Match 30
Lahore Qalandars
Multan Sultans
Starts 10 Mar, 08:30 PM
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Eliminator 1
TBC
TBC
Starts 12 Mar, 08:30 PM
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Qualifier
TBC
TBC
Starts 13 Mar, 08:30 PM
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Eliminator 2
TBC
TBC
Starts 15 Mar, 08:30 PM
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Final
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TBC
Starts 17 Mar, 08:30 PM
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PSL 2019

14 Feb 2019 - 17 Mar 2019

The Pakistan Super League or the HBL PSL 2019, is the annual domestic T20 cricket competition of Pakistan. The league’s formation was on 9th September 2015 in Lahore and was founded and is governed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).


The PSL 2019 will be the fourth edition of the tournament. It begins from the 14th of February to the 17th of March. A total of 34 matches will be played in that entire period.


History


The league was promoted by former Pakistan captains Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja who were signed by the PCB on three year deals for the role of brand ambassadors.


Prior to the launch of PSL, the PCB had made two failed attempts to introduce a new domestic Twenty20 competition and invested in several years of planning. The new league was however immensely successful as the first season itself yielded profits of US$ 2.6 million.


Format


The tournament follows a different structure compared to the other major domestic T20 competitions in the world like Indian Premier League and the Big Bash League. Instead of the league being an association of individually owned franchises, the league itself is a single entirety in which the each each franchises are owned and controlled by their respective investors. The league is also different in its player drafts, which is more similar to the drafts of American leagues such as the Major League Soccer.


The tournament structure, however, is similar to the other domestic T20 competitions across the globe. The tournament follows a round robin format, where each team plays every other team for two matches, one at home and one away. The four best placed teams in the table after the regular matches have been played, qualify for the playoffs.


Teams


In the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, the league only had five original teams - Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, and Quetta Gladiators. The sixth team called Multan Sultans was introduced in 2017, after it was bought by Schon Properties for a deal worth US$ 5.2 million per year. However, the team was suspended the very next season after payment problems. The franchise was resold to Ali Khan Tareen for a valuation of US$ 6.35 million for seven years. The team name will however still remain Multan Sultans which was confirmed by the new owner.


Each team had sixteen players plus four supplementary players and were allowed to retain upto ten players. The teams were also allowed additional budget for the U21 teams.


Venues


The inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League was held entirely in the United Arab Emirates for security reasons. The second season saw only the Final being played in Lahore while the group matches and playoffs were played in Dubai and Sharjah. In the third season, group matches were played in UAE, while the playoffs were played in Lahore and the Final in Karachi. In the fourth season, the last eight matches and the final will be played in Pakistan while the rest of the matches will be played in the UAE. For the first time, the PSL will be played in the city of Abu Dhabi.


The five venues for PSL 2019 are given below:-


UAE


Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi


Pakistan


Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

National Stadium, Karachi


Players to Watch Out For


Veterans AB de Villiers (Lahore Qalandars) and Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United) will be expected to carry the batting attack of their respective teams. Former Australia captain Steve Smith (Multan Sultans) will also be attracting a lot of attention.


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PSL 2019 Foreign Platinum Players announced
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