PCB announces PSL 2018 schedule, final to be played in Karachi
The 2018 edition of the T20 tournament will witness the inclusion of a brand-new team, the Multan Sultans.
Updated - Dec 7, 2017 6:51 pm
The third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to be a glamorous affair, with the culmination of the tournament to be set in Karachi. The announcement regarding the match venues was made the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on December 7 (Thursday). This edition of the T20 tournament will witness the inclusion of a brand-new team, the Multan Sultans.
The announcement by the PCB entailed that league stage matches will be distributed between stadiums in Dubai and Sharjah. While the subsequent qualifier will be set in Dubai, the eliminators will take place in Lahore. According to recent developments, the tournament will commence from February 22 next year, with the final game being slated for March 25.
PCB Chairman expects huge turnout for PSL 2018
The first match of PSL 2018 will witness the debutante franchise, Multan Sultans take on the Peshawar Zalmi. As reported by Cricbuzz, the press release issued by the PCB stated, “PSL 3 will kick start with a glittering opening ceremony at the Dubai International Stadium followed by a star-studded Peshawar Zalmi taking on league debutantes Multan Sultans, on 22nd Feb. Teams will play twice against each other before the top four teams qualify for the play-off stage. Fans will get a chance to see their favourite stars in a total of 34 games played across four venues. Efforts are underway to stage two playoff games in Lahore followed by what would be a historic PSL final in Karachi.”
PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi expressed hope towards massive crown turnout for the star-studded tournament. “Pakistan Super League has grown to become a great platform for us to showcase Pakistani cricketing talent across the world. I am confident that fans will come to the stadiums in great numbers and that they will tune into our high-quality HBL PSL broadcast on TV and digital platforms,” said Sethi.