All 34 matches of PSL to be played in Pakistan

PCB announced all 4 venues to host the competition:

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the four cities which will host all 34 matches of the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan are the four cities will serve as a venue for the competition.

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium will be hosting eight matches, National Stadium Karachi will stage 9 matches, Gaddafi Stadium Lahore will serve as a venue for 14 matches, and Multan Cricket Stadium will host 3 matches.

PSL is scheduled to start from February 20 in a match between the defending champions Quetta Gladiators and 2 times PSL champion Islamabad United in National Stadium Karachi. Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will host the final on March 22.

Unlike the previous 4 editions of PSL, this year the entire tournament will be held inside Pakistan. Pakistan was deprived from all international cricket after the terror incident on Sri Lanka’s cricket team in 2009. Karachi and Lahore were the only two cities which to host any international cricket in the past few years. But, recently Sri Lanka’s successful Test tour announced the return of international cricket in all cities of Pakistan.

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Ehsan Mani’s statement about PSL:

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani said in a statement: “After bringing Test cricket back to Pakistan, hosting of the entire Pakistan Super League is our other major achievement. I never had any doubts it was Pakistan’s league and should be played in front of home crowds. We had made this commitment to the people of Pakistan at the end of last year’s event and I am pleased today we have announced the event schedule with four centres to share the 34 event matches between them.”

“This shows the confidence that players throughout the world have in playing in Pakistan. Through this event, we expect economy and tourism to get significant boost, which will have a direct impact on the overall health of the country,” Mani added.

“For the fans, this will be a long-awaited opportunity to see their cricketing heroes live in action and reinforce their love for this great game. I am expecting like last year, the entire country will get behind this tournament and by turning up in big numbers, they will once again show the world their passion for cricket.”


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