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Pakistan Super League
The announcement of the most exciting tournament causes joy among all cricket lovers. These matches are not only interesting but also important because Pakistan’s standard in T20 is below average. Pakistan Cricket Board is trying to raiseT20 standard and making a way to achieve a name in T20 cricket. That is why PSL is more than a game for Pakistan. Finally wait is over! After years of delay, PCB announces the organization of Pakistan Super League and Habib Bank Limited is announced as the sponsored title of this league. Initially, this sponsorship was only of three years but their strong bonding shows that there are many more years of l HBL Pakistan Super League or HBL PSL are in the pipeline. In May 2015, PCB announced the date of PSL and, after all, franchise, bids, drafting in December 2015 PCB presented the final draft. In this league, five teams will participate and each team represents a city. PCB with good will is planning to expand this on ten teams in upcoming years. In these five teams presence of Pakistani and international players adds the color. Each team will comprise of 16 players in which 11 are national, 5 are foreigners and in each team two emerging players are the must. They will be guided by international coaches. Sultan of Swing Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja are the brand ambassador of this league.Pakistan Super League PSL Teams:
Pakistan Super League PSL Teams
In the inaugural season, 4 provincial teams and one federal team are decided to take part.
- Karachi Kings
- Lahore Qalandars
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Islamabad United
- Quetta Gladiators
Karachi league is a franchise cricket team presenting Karachi city. On Dec, 2015 Salman Iqbal (ARY Media Group) purchased this league which is the most expensive team in PSL. Shoaib Malik is the icon player of Karachi Kings. Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, James Vince, Tillakaratne Dilshan are the foreign players of this league.
The second most valued team in HBL PSL is Lahore Qalandars. The name of this league is specifically used to represent the Sufi culture of Punjab even the team logo has traditional culture and colors. Azhar Ali is the captain of this team. This team has young and vibrant players including Chris Gayle, Abdul Razzaq, Dwayne Bravo, Umer Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood and Yasir Shah.
The capital of Pakistan is represented by Islamabad United. Their Slogan is “United We Win.” Islamabad United selected Shane Watson as the icon player and Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of this team. This team has good performers including Saeed Ajmal, foreign players are Shane Watson, Andre Russel, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings and Samuel Badree. At present Wasim Akram is the director of Islamabad united.
Peshawar Zalmi as its name suggests represents the KPK province of Peshawar. It was purchased by Javed Afridi owner of Haier Pakistan. The star all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the captain of this team. Tamim Iqbal, Brad Hodge, Darren Sammy, Jim Allenby, Dawid Malan and Liam Plunkett are the strongest players and part this team.
Quetta Gladiattors is a franchise team which represents Quetta city. A Karachi based company Omar Associates purchased this in US$ 11 Million. Moin Khan is the Head Coach whereas Ian Pont is the (Bowling Coach) of this team.
PSL Logo and Brand Marketing:
On Sep 21, 2015 a colorful event was organized. In this mega event singers and celebrities from media industry 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 took part and showed keen interest in cricket and also add color in the launching ceremony with their performances and lively personalities.
This greatest tournament will be hosted in UAE. These five teams will play 24 matches out of which 15 will be played in Dubai International Cricket Stadium while rest 9 matches will be played in Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.
Tickets are easily available. Kyazoonga is an official website and ticketing partner of this event. All the tickets are available on this website. You can contact on the telephone number given on the website for the booking of galleries, VIP seats etc. Besides online booking tickets can also be booked one month before inauguration of matches from stadium counters.
PSL Broadcasting & Media Rights:
PTV Sports and Ten Sports are the only two broadcast media partners of PCB. They have the right to broadcast all the matches and series since last three years. Stay tuned on these channels for all updates of PSL.
Cricket is the most loved and played sport in Asia and when it comes to Pakistan cricket enthusiast are huge in number. From this tournament people’s expectations are very high and a huge crowd is expected in both the host cities.