Pakistan Super League: Cricket Goes Green
Pakistan Super League is around the corner and cricket fans are ready to watch an exciting T20 series. It’s Pakistan’s first ever international tournament in the UAE, which is compromised on five teams including foreign players. Every team has sixteen players, 12 national and 4 international. The mega event has become the most awaited cricket tournament because of the interesting combination of players and effective marketing strategy by PCB.
Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Quetta are the five teams in Pakistan Super League while 24 matches will be played at different grounds in the UAE. No doubt, it’s a great achievement for a small cricket board like PCB which has limited resources and less sponsorship. Celebrates, brand ambassadors and people from all fields of life are contributing their efforts for the success of the series.
Although, some fans aren’t much happy on conducting the domestic cricket in abroad as many of them can’t get an opportunity to watch the match live by sitting in the stadium, but they are hopeful about the achievement of the tournament and want to see the Pakistani product at the main success stream. The tournament is going to send a positive image of Pakistan and will motivate youngsters for hard work.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has ascertained that more than 308 local and foreign players are taking part in the series. The management divided the players into five categories according to their skills and previous performance. Platinium, Diamond, Gold, Silver, and Emerging were the devised categories and every team had to select three members from Platinum, Gold and Diamond. They could pick five members from silver and only two from Emerging category.
Karachi Kings is the most expensive team and owned by the ARY Group in 2.6$. Qatar Oil, Leonine Global Sports, Haier and Omar Associates purchased Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators respectively. Chris Gyle, Pietersen, Shan Watson, Darran Sammy, Kumar Sangakkara and Jimmy Anderson are some top-notch cricketers that are the part of PSL. England is on the top list with 59 foreign players while UAE at the bottom by contributing only one player.
PCB released the match schedule as well. The first match will be played between Islamabad and Quetta on February, 4 in Dubai. The final of the tournament will be conducted on February 23 between the top two teams. All matches will be played in Dubai and Sharjah where cricket has a big following while the Pakistani audience can enjoy live matches via online cricket streaming.
Pakistan Super League is a hope for the revival of Pakistani cricket. The success of the tournament is compulsory for PCB to compete for IPL. The tournament will boost up the confidence of local players and help to get refined talent for the next World Cup. PSL is a peace message to the world and reflects the deep love of Pakistanis for sports and healthy events. Enjoy the live cricket streaming and get ready to collect unforgettable memories.