People of Pakistan live for entertainment, and when we talk about cricket, it’s their top choice. So PSL 5 is here and it is more exciting and thrilling than ever.
Due to the security issues, after the attack on Sri Lankan in 2009, cricket matches were banned in Pakistan. During this discouraging time, chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Mr. Najam Sathi established PSL (Pakistan Super League) in Lahore on 9 September 2015.
It is a twenty 20 format game, which at first began with five teams Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, and Lahore Qalandars. These teams owned by known personalities like Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi, Javed Afridi, Nadeem Omar, Salman Iqbal, and Rana Fawad.
To add the charm to the super league, famous personalities, including Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Maya Ali and Shehzad Roy and many more connected with it, making the occasion more attractive and appealing.
In the beginning, PSL was played in UAE after that a few international players showed interest in it. However, the accomplishment of PSL first season made them change their views. Accordingly, PSL 2 was an elegant event. A large number of the audience came to Lahore for the finals making history.
PSL likewise helped with indicating a clearer picture of Pakistan to the world. A few foreign players, including England’s Kevin Petersen and Luke Wright, were fearful of coming to Pakistan. However, Darren Sammy, who captained Peshawar Zalmi to the title, showed enough courage to go to Lahore and play the finals.
After Darren Sammy’s courageous move to come to Pakistan give courage to other universal teams like World Eleven, West Indies, and Sri Lanka, and they showed interest in playing cricket in Pakistan.
The media sources have been revealing that many International Players from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and West Indies have shown their interest to be the part of PSL 2020 entirely held in Pakistan.
The few top international players who are suspected to be the part of PSL 2020 draft are AB de Villiers, Luke Ronchi, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Laughlin, Shane Watson, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Shahzad, Thisara Perera, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Shafuddin and some Sri Lankan players who recently toured Pakistan for ODI and T20I series.
These players are expected to be part of the Pakistan Super League 2020 or PSL 5.
It also declared that a total of 120 foreign players would take part in the draft, and all franchisees will have lots of options to choose and pick the right players in the official draft event of PSL 2020.
Right now, the current situation of the teams is:
PSL 5 is different this time from the other times as the matches would be played solely in Pakistan. Total 34 cricket matches scheduled in four venues, Karachi, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Multan. The news of PSL happening in Pakistan would help Pakistan to excel in business, media, and entertainment.
Pakistan Super League 2020 is the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League. The session will be held totally in Pakistan for the first time. The opening ceremony would be at Karachi 20 February 2020. The matches scheduled to happen between 20 February 2020 and 22 March 2020.
PSL 5 is the most awaited event of the year. Fans of cricket are eagerly expecting this season’s entertainment. As the nation waits for the tournament, their hopes are high for celebration and entertainment, along with numerous icons indicating something exciting to come.
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