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2020 Pakistan Super League

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Pakistan Super League 2020
PSL.svg
Dates20 February – 22 March
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Double round robin and playoffs
Host(s) Pakistan
Participants6
Matches played34
Official websitepsl-t20.com
2019

2020 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 5 or for sponsorship reasons HBL PSL 2020) will be the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. The league will be held entirely in Pakistan for the first time.[1] The tournament is scheduled to take place between 20 February 2020 and 22 March 2020.[2]

Background[edit]

In February 2019, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, announced that the fifth season of the tournament will be held entirely in Pakistan.[3][4][5][6] In March 2019, Ehsan Mani, Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board also expressed the desire to host all the matches of this season in Pakistan.[7] On 1 January 2020, PCB announced fixtures for the tournament confirming that the entire tournament will take place in Pakistan.[8][9]

Teams and squads[edit]

The players draft took place on 6 December,[10] with the first round taking place on 3 November 2019.[11] Ahead of the draft, each team was allowed to retain up to eight players from their previous squad.[12] On 1 December 2019, PCB announced the retention players list with all six teams retaining a total of 45 players from previous season.

IUPSLcolors.png Islamabad United Kkpslcolors.png Karachi Kings Lahorecolours.png Lahore Qalandars MultanSultans c.png Multan Sultans Peshawar zalmi colours.png Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators kit colours.png Quetta Gladiators

Venues[edit]

The tournament will be held entirely in Pakistan.[14] Total 34 matches will be played in four venues Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi and Multan.[15][16] The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place in Karachi, while the playoffs, including the final, are scheduled to take place in Lahore.[17]

Lahore Karachi Rawalpindi Multan
Gaddafi Stadium National Stadium Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Multan Cricket Stadium
Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 34,228 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 35,000
Matches: 14 Matches: 9 Matches: 8 Matches: 3
Gaddafi stadium lahore.jpg National Stadium Karachi.jpg Pindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi.jpg Mulstadium.jpg

Promotion in media[edit]

The league has been promoted on social media by the hashtag #HBLPSLV. Season anthem titled "Tayyar Hain" released on 28 January, with music by Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan and singers Ali Azmat, Haroon, Asim Azhar and Arif Lohar.[18]

Ceremonies[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony is scheduled to be held on 20 February at National Stadium, Karachi, prior to the first match of the season.[8]

League stage[edit]

Format[edit]

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.

Points table[edit]

Team P W L T NR Pts NRR
Islamabad United 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Karachi Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Lahore Qalandars 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Multan Sultans 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Peshawar Zalmi 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000
Quetta Gladiators 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0.000

Summary[edit]

League progression[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

The PCB confirmed the fixtures for the tournament on 1 January 2020.[8][9][a]

20 February 2020
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21 February 2020
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21 February 2020
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22 February 2020
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22 February 2020
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23 February 2020
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23 February 2020
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26 February 2020
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27 February 2020
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28 February 2020
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28 February 2020
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29 February 2020
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29 February 2020
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1 March 2020
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2 March 2020
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3 March 2020
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4 March 2020
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5 March 2020
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6 March 2020
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7 March 2020
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7 March 2020
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8 March 2020
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8 March 2020
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10 March 2020
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11 March 2020
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12 March 2020
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13 March 2020
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14 March 2020
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15 March 2020
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15 March 2020
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Playoffs[edit]

[a]

Preliminary Final
  22 March — Lahore
17 March — Karachi
1    
2        
     
 
20 March — Lahore
   
   
 
18 March — Lahore
3    
4    
 

Qualifier[edit]

17 March 2020
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2nd placed team

Eliminators[edit]

Eliminator 1[edit]

18 March 2020
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4th placed team

Eliminator 2[edit]

20 March 2020
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Winner of Eliminator 1

Final[edit]

22 March 2020
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Winner of Eliminator 2

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pakistan to host entirety of PSL 2020". Cricbuzz.com. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Lahore to Host final of psl 2020". Samaa TV. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ Abdul Ghaffar (16 February 2019). "PM Khan has decided to hold entire PSL 2020 in Pakistan: Naeemul Haq". Dawn. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  4. ^ Ali Ahmed (14 March 2019). "PSL 2020 to take place in Pakistan, announces PM Khan". Business Recorder. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  5. ^ "All matches of PSL-5 will be played in Pakistan: PM Imran". Dunya News. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  6. ^ "Imran Khan launches online visa regime; says PSL 2020 to be held entirely in Pakistan". ARY News. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  7. ^ Umar Farooq (17 March 2019). "Ehsan Mani hopeful of hosting all PSL 2020 matches in Pakistan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "With 50 days to go, PCB announces HBL PSL 2020 schedule". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  9. ^ a b Umar Farooq (1 January 2020). "Multan, Rawalpindi among four cities to host all 34 PSL 2020 fixtures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  10. ^ "PSL draft 2020: Franchises finalise picks for next year's tournament". Geo Super. 6 December 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  11. ^ "HBL PSL 2020 Player Draft first round pick order to be determined on Sunday". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Rizwan among released PSL players". ESPNcricinfo. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Usman Shinwari leaves Karachi Kings for Lahore Qalandars". Cricket Pakistan. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  14. ^ "PCB announces Pakistan Super League will be hosted entirely in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan". First Post. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  15. ^ Umar Farooq (5 August 2019). "Rawalpindi, Multan among four Pakistan cities to host PSL 2020". Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Ehsan Mani: All of next PSL to be held in Pakistan". Geo Super. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  17. ^ "PSL 2020 playoffs, final to be held in Lahore, opening ceremony in Karachi". Geo News. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  18. ^ "PSL 2020 song 'Tayyar Hain' featuring Ali Azmat releases nationwide". Geo News. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

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