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2019 Pakistan Super League

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Pakistan Super League 2019
PSL.svg
Dates14 February–17 March
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double round robin and playoffs
Host(s) United Arab Emirates
 Pakistan
Participants6
Matches played34 (to be played)
Official websitepsl-t20.com
2018
2020

2019 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 4 or for sponsorship reasons HBL PSL 2019) will be the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. The tournament is scheduled to be played from 14 February till 17 March 2019, with a total of 34 matches.

Ceremonies

Opening ceremony

Performances by Pakistani sufi rock band Junoon, singers Aima Baig and Shuja Haider and singers of the title anthem Fawad Khan and rapper Young Desi were confirmed in the opening ceremony. The ceremony will also feature performances from American rapper Pitbull and British singer Marcia Barrett from German band Boney M.. The ceremony is scheduled to take place before the first match on 14 February 2019 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.[1]

Background

On 10 November 2018, PCB terminated franchise agreements with the owner of Multan Sultans, Schön Properties.[2] Ali Khan Tareen is the new owner of the team.[3][4] On 14 November, PCB announced that HBL Pakistan has renewed its partnership with PSL for 3 more years till 2021.[5] On 21 December, Blitz Advertising won the broadcasting rights for 3 years on a bid of US$36 million, which is 358% greater amount than before.[6][7]

Teams and squads

PSL Map of Participating Nations

Each franchise retained up to 10 players[8] during the trade and retention window that started on 29 September.[9] A squad of 16 players, with 4 supplementary players,[10][11] was then completed in players draft held at Islamabad on 20 November.[12] On 16 December 2018, PSL announced that each team will have additional budget to select 21-member squads.[13]

Islamabad United Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultans Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators

Venues

On 12 June 2018, the franchises and PCB officials in a meeting decided against the idea of having a full PSL fourth edition in Pakistan.[14] The new PCB chairman Ehsan Mani announced on 15 September that tournament will start from 14 February 2019 in UAE, and the last eight games will be held in Pakistan along with the final that will be played on 17 March in Karachi.[15] For the first time, four matches will be played in Abu Dhabi.[16]

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Pakistan Pakistan
Dubai Sharjah Abu Dhabi Lahore Karachi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sharjah Cricket Stadium Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium Gaddafi Stadium National Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 34,228
SharjahCricket.JPG Gaddafi stadium lahore.jpg Nat Std01.JPG

Format

The six teams will play 10 matches each and will get 2 points for every win, none for a loss and 1 point for a no result. The top four team in the group stage will qualify for the play-offs.

League stage

The complete fixture was released on 13 December 2018.[17][a]

Fixtures

14 February 2019
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15 February 2019
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15 February 2019
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16 February 2019
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16 February 2019
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17 February 2019
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17 February 2019
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20 February 2019
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21 February 2019
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22 February 2019
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22 February 2019
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23 February 2019
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23 February 2019
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24 February 2019
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24 February 2019
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26 February 2019
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27 February 2019
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27 February 2019
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28 February 2019
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28 February 2019
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1 March 2019
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1 March 2019
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4 March 2019
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4 March 2019
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5 March 2019
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5 March 2019
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7 March 2019
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9 March 2019
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10 March 2019
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10 March 2019
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Playoffs

[a]

Preliminary Final
  17 March — Karachi
13 March — Karachi
1    
2        
     
 
15 March — Karachi
   
   
 
12 March — Lahore
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4    
 

Eliminator 1

12 March 2019
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4th placed team

Qualifier

13 March 2019
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2nd placed team

Eliminator 2

15 March 2019
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Final

17 March 2019
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Winner of Eliminator 2

Notes

  1. ^ a b All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

References

  1. ^ "HBL PSL 2019 opening ceremony artists revealed!". Pakistan Super League. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  2. ^ "PCB terminates franchise agreement with Schon Group for Multan Sultans". Dawn. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Ali Tareen unveils name of PSL's sixth team". The News. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ Faizan Lakhani (6 January 2019). "Team's name to remain Multan Sultans, announces Ali Tareen". Geo News. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ "HBL renews partnership with Pakistan Super League". The Nation. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ "PSL broadcast, live streaming rights sold for 358pc more than before, claims PCB". Dawn. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  7. ^ Umar Farooq (21 December 2018). "PSL secures 358% rise for new broadcast deal". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  8. ^ "De Villiers, Smith headline PSL foreign platinum players list". Geo News. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  9. ^ "PSL trade and retention window now open". The News International. 29 September 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Choices made for PSL 4 draft". Samaa TV. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  11. ^ Danyal Rasool (20 November 2018). "How the six PSL teams stack up after the player draft". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  12. ^ "PSL 4 player draft to take place on November 20". Geo News. 12 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  13. ^ "PSL 2019 teams to have additional budget to select 21-member squads". Dawn. 16 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  14. ^ Saleem Khaliq (13 June 2018). "Franchises, PCB decide against full PSL4 in Pakistan". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  15. ^ Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (15 September 2018). "PSL 2019 to start on February 14; eight matches in Pakistan this time". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  16. ^ Gautam Bhattacharyya (14 December 2018). "Pakistan Super League to be held in three UAE venues". Gulf News. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  17. ^ Abdul Ghaffar (13 December 2018). "8 matches of PSL 2019 to be played in Pakistan, final to be held in Karachi". Dawn. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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