Pakistan Super League trophy was announced for the 5th edition of the HBL PSL 2020. In this connection, a ceremony was organized at the National Cricket Stadium in Karachi. Former squash player Jahangir Khan attended the event along with the captains.
This is the first time that the PSL Trophy has taken place in Pakistan. Earlier, the inauguration of all four seasons in the United Arab Emirates.
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In addition, PSL franchise Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United captains Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shadab Khan held a press conference.
It is thought that the first match of the season will be played on Thursday between Quetta and Islamabad. Sarfaraz Ahmed said that while there was pressure on him to defend the honor, he also wanted to make a place in the national team by performing well.
According to Sarfaraz Ahmed, foreign players’ views on Pakistan are changing. Shane Watson was persuaded to play in Pakistan last year, now coming to Pakistan himself.
He said the presence of Wayne Richards in the dressing room benefits the players, while young players benefit from Shane Watson’s experience.
Shadab Khan, captain of Islamabad United, said it was an honor for him to lead the team in the PSL. I will try to prove my choice by showing good performance. Fast bowler Dale Steyn will not be available for the first three matches, Shadab Khan said.
All Pakistan Super League matches will be played in four cities of Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi from February 20 to March 22.
A total of six teams will be participating in the event including Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans.
The opening match will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi while the final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.