Pakistan Super League 2016
India is having IPL, Bangladesh is having BPL, Australia is having BBL then why should Pakistan stay behind? Now there is Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Pakistan! And guess what, it Is the first ever league of its type and will be played for the very first time.
The idea of Pakistan Super League is going to become the platform for the cricketers to get themselves in proper form and learn more and more by playing more. It has been seen that since the inauguration of IPL, Pakistani players have faced some kind of discrimination in India and they were not selected in the IPL Teams, this was really very awful and disappointing as a sportsmen because for a sportsmen there is no boundary, barrier or hurdles; a sportsmen core purpose is to play by heart and put the best out of them.
With other prominent professional leagues in Asia PSL faced many controversies. Besides political and terrorism issues, Pakistan was faxing many other hurdles and issues in order to start Pakistan Super League.
Moreover, it was tough to launch another league when there were already many great and powerful leagues being happening in Asia. Even then, Pakistan took the risk and with the hard work of many years they launched Pakistan Super League which is going to happen on 23rd Feb, 2016.
The administrator of PSL is Pakistan Cricket Board and all the rules and regulations plus the monitoring will be done under PCB. Pakistan Super League will be a professional Twenty20 format and the tournament format will be double round robin and playoffs. Currently, five teams are going to participate in Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan Super League Song:
To boost the enthusiasm of the cricketers and fans, famous Pakistani singer Ali Zafar sang a very thrilling song for Pakistan Super League which was “Ab Khel Ke Dikha” (Now Show Us Your Play). This song got a hit and everyone is humming this song.
Pakistan Super League Stadiums:
With a lot of discussion, the committee decided to go for two major grounds for Pakistan Super League. One is Dubai International Cricket stadium with a capacity of 25,000 and the other is Sharjah Cricket Association stadium with a capacity of 27,000.
Pakistan Super League official brand ambassadors are two famous cricket legends which are Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja. They are going to be the brand ambassadors for next 3 years according to the contract.
Pakistan Super League Teams:
Just like all other famous Cricket Leagues, PSL Teams are as thrilling as the players are. Currently 5 selected teams are as follows:
- Karachi Kings
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Islamabad United
- Lahore Qalandars
- Quetta Gladiators
Pakistan Super League Sponsors:
The lead sponsor of Pakistan Super League is Habib Bank Limited Pakistan. It is sponsoring Pakistan Super League for the next 3 years.