The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a Twenty20 cricket league. The league is headquartered in Lahore and as of 2016 consists of five franchises representing cities in Pakistan. It is controled by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and was established in 2016. Due to the security situation in Pakistan the first season was played in the United Arab Emirates.
Now 2nd season is going to start in 2017. And this time final of the 2017 tournament might be played in Lahore, Pakistan if the security situation in the country made this possible.
Islamabad United, the winning team from PSL season 1 will take on Peshawar Zalmi as the HBL PSL series’ schedule announced on Wednesday, November 3.
Dubai will be hosting the games from February 9 2017, along with the opening ceremony, and the first face-off will be between United and Zalmi.
“In line with the announcement by Chairman PSL, Najam Sethi, that has taken Pakistani cricket and its fans by a storm, the final will be played in Lahore on March 7, paving the way for the return of world-class cricket back to the country,” according to PCB.
PSL 2017 SCHEDULE:
Feb 9: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United (Dubai).
Feb 10: Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators (Dubai).
Feb 11: Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars (Dubai); Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings (Dubai).
Feb 12: Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars (Dubai).
Feb 15: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators (Dubai).
Feb 16: Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings (Sharjah).
Feb 17: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators (Sharjah); Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United (Sharjah).
Feb 18: Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars (Sharjah); Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi (Sharjah).
Feb 19: Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings (Sharjah).
Feb 20: Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (Sharjah).
Feb 23: Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators (Sharjah).
Feb 24: Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars (Dubai); Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United (Dubai).
Feb 25: Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings (Dubai); Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators (Dubai).
Feb 26: Karachi Kings v Islamabad United (Dubai).
Feb 28: Playoff 1: Team 1 vs Team 2 ((Dubai).
March 1: Playoff 2: Team 3 vs Team 4 (Sharjah)
March 3: Playoff 3: Winners Playoff 2 v Runners-up Playoff 1 (Sharjah)
March 7: Final: Winners Playoff 1 v Winners Playoff 3 (Lahore).
PSL 2017 SQUADS:
|Teams||PSL 2017 Teams Squad players list|
|Islamabad United||Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Dwayne Smith, Ben Duckkett, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan|
|Karachi Kings||Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Safiullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Abdul Hameed, Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Darren Sammy (captain), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Harris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Alex Hales, Shahzad Mohammadi, Khushdil Shah|
|Quetta Gladiators||Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Umar Gul, Asad Shafiq, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Nawaz, Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Mohammad Nabi, Carlos Brathwaite, Anwar Ali, Tymal Mills, Hassan Khan, David Willey, Rovman Powell, Bismillah Khan, Mir Hamza|
|Lahore Qalandars||Brendon McCullum (captain), Aamer Yamin, Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Yasir Shah, Anton Devcich, Mohammad Rizwan, Cameron Delport, Fakhar Zaman, Bilawal Bhatti, Ghulam Mudassar, Usman Qadir, Grant Elliot, Shaun Tait, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Irfan (Jr.)|