PSL |History Pakistan super league 2022


PSL: There are many sports in Pakistan, as with other countries. However, few are considered as national games that involve players from all over the country.

This is a pity because it puts the Pakistani state at a disadvantage when it comes to developing and promoting these games.

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is an annual cricket competition that began in 2012 and has been held each year since then. It is owned by the Board of Governors of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The PSL has two divisions: the top-level PSL I and the second-level PSL II.

The first edition of the Pakistan Super League was held in December 2012 between 21 teams, which also included three domestic leagues: The Quaid-I-Azam Trophy (T20), T20 Cup and T20 Super League (T20). There was no relegation from PSL I or II.[2] The season’s champions were Quetta Gladiators who won their first title on their home ground. In 2013, there were five teams in the league.[3]

In 2014, there were six teams in the PSL I and five teams in the PSL II;[4] returning franchises also included Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi and Hyderabad Hunters.[5][6] As in previous seasons, no team from Lahore was allowed to participate in any of these tournaments even though they qualified for them due to their participation in the city’s two top professional leagues. This led to tension between Lahoreites who wanted to play at home against their rivals who played away.[7] A petition signed by former cricketers Kaleemullah Khan and Mohammad Irfan aimed to overturn this decision,[8][9][10] but their efforts went ignored by Government of Pakistan officials.[11] After 2014 season, eight franchises were permitted by ICC to participate directly into next season’s league while four more teams withdrew leaving three franchises left out of next season’s tournament.[12] In 2015 season only Karachi Kings returned[13] while Peshawar Zalmi which used to play for Punjab Elite League again came back for 2016 season[14]. Thus for 2017 season just three teams came back from 2016 whereas 2018 will have only four franchises remaining from 2017 tournament so far with no domestic league competition being played yet.

Pakistan Super League has been criticized for its poor broadcast quality,[15][16][17][18][19] broadcaster issues,[20][21][22], low


The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a franchise cricket competition that began in 2015.

The PSL is a specialized league for the top cricketing nations in Pakistan. The competition is played on and off-season, usually against each other, with a final round of games between and within teams from each country.

PSL was introduced as a separate tournament from the Pakistan Premier League (PPL), and has been held on an annual basis in different cities across Pakistan since its first season in 2015.

Hosted by the Islamabad United, it has been broadcast live on ESPN Sports Networks and digital platforms.

The PSL starting 2018-19 is scheduled to be played over five seasons with two semi-finals, four quarter-finals and two finals featuring 8 teams each. The season runs from March to September in every year of the calendar year except 2017.

It began with 20 teams, including seven franchisees, to be divided into two groups of ten teams each for a total of 20 teams for the group stage tournament. There were also eight qualifiers from the 2018–19 PPL which had already been approved by PCB under their new schedule for all formats of cricket that had not yet started, which made it 22 for both groups and eight more for PHL qualifiers.


The PSL will feature three former international cricketers: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as captain; Australian leg spinner Nathan Lyon as vice-captain; and South African fast bowler Jacques Kallis as vice-captain for their respective national domestic leagues of Australia or South Africa respectively– Ashwin in the IPL; Lyon in T20 Big Bash League (T20BBL); Kallis in the South African domestic T20 competition or KZN Premier Shield (KZP Shield). In addition, New Zealand allrounder Kane Williamson will lead his country’s team while former West Indies batsman Sunil Nerine will be India’s lead bowler alongside David Warner (who is still representing West Indies).

In addition to these leading players the PSL also features some other well established names such as England’s Jos Butler who will lead Sri Lanka team; New Zealand’s Martin Guptill; Australia’s Luke Ronchi who is currently playing for Ireland but will head back home after playing his last game for Ireland against Northern Ireland on 6 June 2019; India’s Rohit Sharma; Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal who previously represented Bangladesh but now plays only one game


The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been an annual competition in Pakistan since 2013. The competition is organized by the PCB and the All-Asia Cricket Council (AAC), with a focus on cricket. The PSL was launched to give young players a chance to show off their skills and potential.

The PSL began its inaugural season in February 2013 and ended in March of that year. Since then, the series has been held annually, with each cycle ending earlier than the one before it. There have been seasons of five, ten, fifteen and eighteen teams; most recently, the format was changed to eighteen teams for season 2018-2019.

The PSL has a prize pool of $10 million and is sponsored by Bank Islamic Group Limited (BIGL).

Pakistan Super League 2018-19 PSL 2018-19 Competition Format 18 teams 17 teams 16 teams 15 teams 14 teams 13 teams 12 teams 11 teams 10 teams 9 teams 8 clubs 7 clubs 6 clubs 5 clubs 4 clubs 3 clubs 2 clubs 1 club From 2016-2017 to 2017-2018: Under 18 Teams Team Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18nd 19rd 20rd 21st 22nd 23rd 24nd 25rd 26nd 27rd 28nd 29rd 30nd 31st 32nd 33rd 34ths 35ths 36ths 37ths 38ths 39ths 40ths 41sts 42sts 43sts 44sts 45sts 46sts 47sts 48sts 49sts 50sts 51st 52st 53st 54st 55st 56st 57st 58St 59St 60St 61St 62St 63St 64St 65St 66St 67St 68St 69St 70S 71S 72S 73S 74S 75S 76S 77S 78S 79S 80S 81ST 82ST 83ST 84ST 85ST 86ST 87ST 88ST 89ST 90ST 91ST 92ST 93ST 94RS 95RS 96RS 97RS 98RS 99RS 100rs

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is an annual T20 cricket competition. It was launched by the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in January 2009 as a successor of the highly popular Pakistan Super League, which began in 2007 and ended in 2010. The PSL is a fully professional league comprising 4 teams – Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans – and will be played on an 18-round format over 5 seasons with no break or interruption.

Two new franchises were added to the list this year – KRL and Karachi Kings. The fourth franchise is yet to be announced.

The first edition of the PSL began on 9 January 2009 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore with Peshawar Zalmi defeating Quetta Gladiators by 21 runs in their warm-up match. It continued for four more matches before concluding on 4 February 2009 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium with Islamabad United defeating Multan Sultans by seven wickets in their semi-final match to win their maiden ever PSL title and become the first team from Pakistan to win back-to-back titles since Lahore Whites won two titles between 2002 and 2003.


The inaugural edition was won by Kolkata Knight Riders who defeated Islamabad United by six wickets after losing the toss and electing to bat first. In its second season, it was won by Peshawar Zalmi who lost just one match during its run which included a three-match unbeaten streak that lasted from 2 November 2010—5 December 2010 with all three matches ending in victory for them including a sixwicket victory over Multan Sultans at Gaddafi Stadium which saw them win their third title on 29 March 2011. The final series did not go well for KKR as they finished second behind MCC but they had enough time to rest up before knowing that they would have to battle again against Peshawar Zalmi in the final stages of this season’s final series against Multan Sultans but again they prevailed winning all six games including their second title thanks to five consecutive wins against MCC during that period.

In its third season of PSL, which commenced on 1 October 2011 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, it was won by Islamabad United who defeated Peshawar Zalmi in two games after Imran Farhat’s century from 92 balls helped them clinch a 20-point lead over MCC after winning their first match against


The Pakistan Super League is upon us. If you don’t know, your best bet is to check out’s coverage of the tournament. Keep an eye out for the first match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United, which is on Friday night at 7:30 pm EST (5:30 pm GMT).

Pakistan’s Premier Cricket League, better known as the PSL, kicks off in just a few weeks. Sponsored by the country’s only telecom company, it will feature all of the top teams in Pakistan and around the world. There are a total of 16 teams and it runs through 20 matches with each team playing eight games, which will be played over two weeks.

There are a few fascinating stories going on behind-the-scenes. The most notable is that cricket legend Wasim Akram — who is leading some of these teams — wants to manage one team in his own right. While he has been working with the PCB for many years now (at least since 2008), he doesn’t want to continue doing so under a political regime that isn’t really striving to improve the game or its players; one that has provided a platform for cricketers to play against each other rather than competing against each other (which was also part of Akram’s reason for not continuing his association with the PCB).

I wish I had more time to focus on this topic but I have next week’s assignment already assigned! ;P



As the first season of the Pakistan Super League is coming to an end, it is important to analyze the impact of this event on cricket in Pakistan. The primary purpose in writing this article was to identify the factors that contributed to the success of the PSL and derive general recommendations for addressing these issues.

I hope that this article serves as a useful resource for those who are planning their strategy for next year’s edition.

The PSL was launched on October 9, 2016 by the ICC at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. It has been organized in association with Cricket Club of Pakistan (CCC) and National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). As announced by ICC, PSL will be held in 17 cities across eight provinces namely, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Quetta and Multan. The event is scheduled to commence on November 7 and last until December 17.

PSL will also be broadcast live through free-to-air channels with Star Sports and Geo Super as official broadcasters. On its launch day itself all matches were aired live via satellite television. However, broadcasting rights for 2017 edition have gone to Sky Sports after previous year’s Hero Indian Premier League’s broadcasts were taken away from Star Sports due to ongoing war between Indian government and Pakistani government over usage of ‘Azadi’ slogan.

The PSL has brought unprecedented support from cricketing authorities across the world with global players like Brendon McCullum being called up as part of national team’s training camps; also Nadir Shah attacking teams like Australia during his time as Pakistan captain through former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming; former World Cup winning captain Geoff Lawson; former India captain Gautam Gambhir and current South African cricketer Jacques Kallis among many others having played major parts in organizing this event which also included participation from several leading international sports personalities like Craig Kieswetter (England) and Ravi Bopara (England) while other names we can include such as former England captains Michael Vaughan and David Gower; former South Africa captains Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers among others; current Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar among others who have played major parts in turning out over 100 national players for PSL who will represent their respective countries in this competition while Pakistani national player Mohammad Asif was named as head coach of Pakistani side while also acting chairman


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