PSL 2024 – Live Blog

There is a lot of discussion about PSL 2024, also known as HBL PSL 9. This will be the 9th season of the Pakistan Super League starting from 17 February 2024. The Pakistan Super League has produced many stars since it began in 2016.

Islamabad United PSL 9 PlayersKarachi Kings 2024 Players
Lahore Qalandars Sultans PSL 9 PlayersMultan Sultans PSL 2024 Players
Quetta Gladiators PSL 2024 PlayersPeshawar Zalmi 2024 Players
AdministratorPakistan Super League
EditionSeason 9, 2024
Opening Ceremony17 February
Grand Final18 March

It has allowed the Pakistani public to enjoy international caliber matches in their own country and even provided an avenue for young, aspiring Pakistani cricketers to showcase their talent to international players.

Pakistan Cricket Board revealed the PSL 9 Schedule 2024 today.

PSL is one of Pakistan cricket’s most popular and talked about T20 Cricket League. The Pakistan Super League – an abbreviated version of PSL, is a franchise-based Twenty20 format cricket league created by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The league features many international players from all over the world.


It is common for people to be very excited about the PSL event for a variety of reasons. Therefore, they have many questions regarding the event, such as when it will be held, where it will be held, how it will be organized, etc.

To learn all about the alerts related to PSL 2024 and the new things that make this event so exciting for people, continue reading this topic until the end to find out all about it.

  • PCB launches Women’s T20 League alongside PSL
  • Four city-based sides, each comprising 12 local and six foreign players, will compete for the biggest prize in Pakistan’s women’s domestic calendar in a double-league format.

PSL 9 Overview 2024

PSL 2024 is scheduled to begin on Thu Feb 17, 2024, to be hosted by Pakistan as per the cricket schedule announced. The PSL 2024 will have 34 PSL T20 matches, including the final hosted by Pakistan in Mar 2024. The last match of the Pakistan Super League, the 2024 Tournament, will be played on March 17.

There was a meeting of the Governing Council of the HBL Pakistan Super League at the National High-Performance Centre in Lahore on September 2, 2023, which was attended by the six PSL franchises and PCB officials. PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja presided over the meeting.

As part of the GC, an update was provided regarding commercial matters relating to HBL PSL 9 and HBL PSL. Next week, follow-up meetings will be held to finalize plans for HBL PSL 2024, and all players have agreed to work closely to achieve their common goals.

PSL 2024 Teams

lahore qalandars
Quetta Gladiators
Karachi Kings
Islamabad United
Multan Sultans


Some important discussions were held around scheduling the next edition of the HBL PSL 9. It was decided that the HBL PSL 9 will run from 17 February to 18 March 2024. At least four venues will be used for hosting the matches, including Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan.

It must be noted that later, PCB confirmed that only four venues are selected for HBL PSL 9. Peshawar Zalmi tried to approve Peshawar as a venue. However, the lack of security infrastructure in Peshawar, and other logistical issues hindered PCB in making Peshawar as a venue.

Further discussions will take place between the franchises and the PCB to confirm the detailed schedule.

Team Drafting Criteria [Players Category]

The players of the Pakistan Super League are selected by draft. Each year, about 100 players are selected to play in the league. Currently, the following six franchises are participating in the Pakistan Super League. Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings.

The team setup is arranged with a planned picking system. The competent players are categorized into a few groups.

  • Platinum
  • Diamond
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Emerging
  • Supplementary Category
  • Replacement draft

In a 16 to 18-man squad, the following number of players are selected from each category:

CategoryNo.of Players

For each category, the picks must be made following the above order. Team members have two minutes for each pick in the first three rounds (Platinum) and 90 seconds for each in subsequent rounds. A team must comply with the following squad combination rules when making these picks.

You can also read PSL 9 Drafts 2024 here.

International Players in PSL 2024 Edition

The draft players are from South Africa, England, the West Indies, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Ireland.

Some foreign players who have registered for the draft are mentioned below.

Platinum Category

This (*) indicates that a player is available only for a limited number of games.

Jordan CoxEngland
Kieron PollardWest Indies
Daniel SamsAustralia
Rassie van der DussenSouth Africa
Rovman PowellWest Indies
Noor AhmadAfghanistan
Rilee RussouwSouth Africa
Sherfane RutherfordWest Indies
David WilleyEngland

Diamond Category

Sources also revealed that the Gold Category has 106 players, whereas 201 cricketers are part of the Silver Category.

Tymal MillsEngland
James VinceEngland
Tim SeifertNew Zealand
David WieseNamibia
Tom Kohler-CadmoreEngland
Jason RoyEngland
Wanindu HasarangaSri Lanka
Dawid MalanEngland

Local players

Regarding local players, 495 cricketers have been included in the Gold, Silver, and Emerging Categories.

Shadab KhanPlatinum
Naseem ShahPlatinum
Mohammad NawazPlatinum
Fakhar ZamanPlatinum
Shaheen Shah AfridiPlatinum
Babar AzamPlatinum
Mohammad AmirPlatinum
Iftikhar AhmadPlatinum
Muhammad RizwanPlatinum
Imad WasimDiamond
Azam KhanDiamond
Hasan AliDiamond
Sahibzada FarhanDiamond
Haris RaufDiamond
Saim AyubDiamond
Asif AliDiamond
Mohammad Wasim JnrDiamond
Usama MirDiamond
Khushdil ShahDiamond

Related:- PSL 9 Points Table

HBL PSL Replacement draft 2024

Here, you can see the players that are selected in the replacement drafts. Different teams like Lahore, and Islamabad have to see replacements for the absent players this season as well.

Successful Organization of PSL Season 9

The Chairman PCB congratulated the GC on the incredible success and record-breaking HBL PSL 9 edition, the first league to be continuously staged in Pakistan since the league was launched in 2016.

It was possible to successfully organize the tournament despite significant external challenges and record revenue and viewership through the two action-packed leagues held in Karachi and Lahore.

Winner and Runner-Up of PSL

The Lahore Qalandars won this season’s title, which was their first title. In the second phase, including the playoffs, Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by 42 runs in the Final to win their first PSL title.

Overview of All Previous Seasons

SeasonWinnerRunner UpyearWon ByVenuePlayer of the series
1Islamabad UnitedQuetta Gladiators20166 WicketsDubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiRavi Bopara (Karachi Kings)
2Peshawar ZalmiQuetta Gladiators201758 RunsGaddafi Stadium, LahoreKamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
3Islamabad UnitedPeshawar Zalmi20183 WicketsNational Stadium, KarachiLuke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
4Quetta GladiatorsPeshawar Zalmi20198 WicketsNational Stadium, KarachiShane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
5Karachi KingsLahore Qalandars20205 WicketsNational Stadium, KarachiBabar Azam (Karachi Kings)
6Multan SultanPeshawar Zalmi202147 RunsSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu DhabiSohaib Maqsood (Multan Sultans)
7Lahore QalandarsMultan Sultan202242 RunsGaddafi Stadium, LahoreMohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans)
8Lahore QalandarsMultan Sultans20231 runGaddafi Stadium, LahoreIhsanullah
(Multan Sultans)

PSL News 2024

In this section, you will read all the recent updates about PSL 9.

Franchises pick replacements

17 February 2024

The first match of HBL PSL 9 will happen today, and the teams have selected some players as replacements for their partially or fully unavailable players. Here are some of the latest and recent chances the teams have made.

TeamPlayer InPlayer OutReplacement Type
Karachi KingsFawad AliTim SeifertPartial
Lahore QalandarsLorcan TuckerDan LawrencePartial
Lahore QalandarsSalman FayyazBhanuka RajapaksaPartial
Quetta GladiatorsUmar AminWanindu HasarangaPartial
Multan SultansOlly StoneReece TopleyPartial
Peshawar ZalmiPaul WalterSufyan MuqeemFull

Official broadcast partners for HBL PSL 9

15 February 2024

PSL has announced the official broadcasters and live-streaming services for this season all over the world. Now, you know how to watch HBL PSL wherever you are in the world. Read the table below to see how you can watch HBL PSL 9.

RegionBroadcasters and live-streaming partners
PakistanA Sports HD
SnackVideo (live-streaming partner)
North AmericaWillow TV
MENA and South East AsiaCricBuzz
CaribbeanFlow Sports
AustraliaFox Sports
New ZealandSky Sports
United KingdomGeo News Sky 734
Sky Sports
Sub-Saharan AfricaSuper Sport

HBL PSL Commercial Budget

15 February 2024

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made an important decision on the budget for ads in the forthcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season.

The Board of Governors (BoG), led by current Chairman Mohsin Naqvi, convened to examine the budget. The meeting’s goal was to guarantee that the league generates a profit of around Rs1,945 million in the upcoming season, which begins on February 17.

One of the most significant decisions made was to boost the commercial budget from Rs459,500,000 to Rs544,500,000. This implies that they restored Rs85 million to the funding that had previously been cut.

They also resolved to boost the budget for logistics, administration, and power. However, they cut the money set aside for security by Rs 56 million.

The initial security budget was roughly Rs286 million, but it has now been reduced to Rs230 million. They also resolved to increase their human resources budget from Rs25 million to Rs38 million.

While they made modifications to other areas of the budget, they preserved media spending at roughly Rs6.5 million. They also added Rs130 million to the logistics budget, which had previously been reduced.

They also resolved to increase the PCB’s share of the league’s revenue. They used to receive roughly Rs675 million, but it has now been upped to Rs725 million, representing an additional Rs50 million.

The PCB anticipates a profit of around Rs1,945 million from Season 9. This is all part of their plan to ensure the league’s financial success.

Emerging talents in HBL PSL 9

14 February 2024

The HBL Pakistan Super League is well-known for providing opportunities to budding cricket players. In the ninth edition, there are several new players to keep an eye on. Let’s discover more about these interesting players.

Mohammad Zeeshan, a promising fast bowler, stands 6 feet 8 inches tall. He has performed well for the Pakistan Under-19 squad and is noted for making the ball bounce high, making it difficult for batters to play.

Saad Baig is from Karachi and will represent the city in the HBL PSL 9. He has captained the Pakistan Under-19 squad and guided them to some significant victories in tournaments.

Ubaid Shah will play for Islamabad United. He is a quick bowler, like his brothers, and has performed admirably for the Pakistan Under-19 squad.

Shamyl Hussain is a talented hitter who will play for Islamabad United. He enjoys batting in the style of Brian Lara, a well-known West Indian cricketer. S

yed Faridoun is a spinner who will represent Lahore Qalandars. He learnt a lot while playing in Australia’s Big Bash League.

Faisal Akram is another spinner who will appear for the Multan Sultans. He hasn’t had much of an opportunity to play in the past, but he’s eager to demonstrate his abilities now.

Khawaja Mohammad Nafay is a batter who will represent Quetta Gladiators. He has previously played in various leagues.

Technology meets HBL PSL 9

13 February 2024

Technology is making a huge impact on cricket, particularly in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). As we prepare for the ninth edition, let’s look at how technology is transforming the game and making it more interesting for spectators.

High-definition cameras will make cricket watching much more enjoyable. There will be 30 of them, including a special one nicknamed the “buggy cam,” to offer viewers a better view of the action on the field.

Furthermore, the Spidercam, which can move about, now has improved sound technology, allowing you to hear interviews with athletes directly from the field.

Have you heard of the Decision Review System (DRS)? It’s a technique to ensure that umpires make fair rulings. In HBL PSL 9, teams can utilize this technology to dispute judgments that they believe are incorrect.

It adds some tension and excitement to the game! Imagine watching the cricket ground from a great height! That is exactly what drone cameras will perform during this season of PSL.

They’ll take stunning images from above the stadium, making you feel as if you’re right there in the action.

Prepare for some stunning graphics on your screen throughout the matches. There will be a variety of interesting metrics and statistics on the players, the game, and more. Also, you’ll watch films of the athletes up close.

The PSL is all about adopting new technologies to make cricket more enjoyable and thrilling. With all of these exciting elements in HBL PSL 9, this season will be one to remember. So prepare to enjoy cricket like never before!

HBL PSL 9 match officials

12 February 2024

PCB has finally released the names of all the umpires and match officials who will take part in this year’s PSL. Here are the match officials.

First of all, let’s see the match referees

  • Mohammad Javed
  • Roshan Mahanma
  • Ali Naqvi

Now, let’s have a look at the umpires for this season.

  1. Richard Illingworth
  2. Chris Gaffaney
  3. Ahsan Raza
  4. Michael Gough
  5. Abdul Moqeet
  6. Aleem Dar
  7. Tariq Rasheed
  8. Shozab Raza
  9. Rashid Riaz
  10. Faisal Afridi
  11. Ruchira Palliyaguruge
  12. Asif Yaqoob
  13. Alex Wharf
  14. Nasir Hussain
  15. Imran Jawed
  16. Muhammad Asif.

6 days to go

12 February 2024

There are only 6 days to go until the HBL PSL 9. And while we are waiting for the season to start, you can grab your tickets at the nearest TCS express centres. Yes, you can finally grab the physical printed tickets. The wait is finally over.

PCB to reveal the PSL 9 trophy

10 February 2024

PCB will finally reveal the HBL PSL 9 trophy. They have also started the discussions on the opening ceremony this year. Along with hat, they have decided that they will reveal the trophy for this year on 13 February 2024. You all can see the trophy in a ceremony, whose details are yet to be revealed by the PCB. Most likely, they will reveal the trophy in a golf course.

This is why you can’t book HBL PSL tickets right now

6 February 2024

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine has encountered a hitch. Cybercriminals targeted the website where you may reserve tickets for matches.

This implies you can’t purchase tickets online like you were intended to. The guys that run PSL are working hard to repair the site.

They have a team of technical professionals working on it. They hope to have everything up and running again soon.

So don’t worry, they’ve got it! Because of the hack, the plan to begin selling tickets on February 6 had to be postponed. That’s a shame for those who were hoping to get their tickets early.

To ensure that everyone gets into the game properly, the PSL said they will only take actual tickets. That implies that no e-tickets, such as those printed at home or shown on a phone, will function.

So, if you want to go, you’ll need an actual ticket. Unfortunately, the incident created a delay in buying PSL tickets. But the individuals at PSL are working hard to make things right.

So stay tuned, keep an eye out for developments, and prepare to cheer for your favourite teams shortly!

Khul Ke Khel

6 February 2024

PSL has launched the time and date for pre-bookings of the tickets. Now that things are speeding up, PSL has introduced the hashtag for this season. This time, you can tweet #KhulKeKhel. For the English audience, it translates to “play openly” or “play to your heart’s content.” You can tweet using this hashtag and be among the fans who will be enjoying this year’s cricket extravaganza.

How can you buy tickets this year?

5 February 2024

Now that the pre-bookings are starting on 6 February, the fans are waiting for the 9th edition of HBL PSL even more. If you are wondering how to buy these tickets, it is pretty easy. First, you have to book them online. Then, you can either collect the printed versions from TCS centres or get them delivered to your doorstep.

Also, if you do not want to make an online booking, you can visit the TCS centre starting on 12 February 2024 and get your tickets there.

HBL PSL 9 ticket prices released

4 February 2024

Finally, PCB has released the ticket prices for all the stadiums. The cheapest price for the general stands is 500 PKR, while the most expensive tickets are for the hospitality enclosures. The most expensive price for a hospitality enclosure is as much as 1.5 million PKR. It is your chance to grab your tickets when the pre-booking starts on 6 February 2024 at 5 pm. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? The most important news is finally here.

Fans unhappy over the Ali Zafar decision

3 February 2024

It was announced from the PSL social media accounts that Ali Zafar will sing the anthem this year. However, fans are unhappy with this decision. While there are fans who are waiting anxiously for Ali to sing this anthem, there is a considerable majority who think this will be harmful to the brand image of the Pakistan Super League. What are your thoughts? Share this article and quote RT it on X (formerly known as Twitter.)

Who will sing the PSL 9 anthem?

2 February 2024

There are reports that Ali Zafar and Aima Baig will sing this year’s PSL anthem. Both have previously sung anthems. However, there is a hue and cry when it comes to Ali Zafar.

Fans have mixed reactions when it comes to Ali singing the anthem. Due to certain allegations, some fans are not in favour of Ali Zafar getting this gig. At the same time, some fans fully support this and would love to see Ali Zafar singing the anthem again.

Ali Zafar’s voice brings a lot of memories for the PSL fans. He was there for the first few seasons. However, the allegations against him put a stop to his involvement in PSL at any level.

There are also reports that Aima and Ali have already recorded the song. However, some franchises, mainly the Multan Sultans, are unhappy with this decision. They are showing resistance against this.

PCB has to do something. Any further delay can harm the brand value of PSL.

PSL becoming an international brand

1 February 2024

Pakistan Super League has become an international brand. It isn’t that the league wasn’t famous before. But, we can see the physical manifestation of it now. Ever since the TG FZE acquired the international digital media rights for PSL, the value of this entity has boosted up to 41%. If this isn’t proof that PSL is the best, I don’t know what is.

Choose your “HamarayHeros” now!

31 January 2024

PSL has announced the deadline for selecting Hamaray Heros (Our Heros). You can nominate your candidate until 3 February 2024. This is an opportunity for us to nominate those people who have served Pakistani and have created significant impact in various fields of life.

PSL 9 replacement drafts kick-off!

29 January 2024

PCB has announced the replacements of players in all the franchises. Multan Sultans didn’t change any player, while Peshawar made the most changes. The franchises also selected 3rd and 4th supplementary picks.

In this section, let’s see the replacement and supplementary picks of different teams in HBL PSL 9.

PlayerNon-availability StatusReplacement
Kieron Pollard
Karachi Kings
PartialZahid Mehmood
Tim Siefert
Karachi Kings
Lungi Ngidi
Peshawar Zalmi
FullWaqar Salmankheil
Khurram Shahzad
Peshawar Zalmi
Partial Arshad Iqbal
Noor Ahmad
Peshawar Zalmi
FullShamar Joseph
Peshawar Zalmi
Tom Curran
Islamabad United
FullMohammad Waseem
Wanindu Hasaranga
Quetta Gladiators
partialBismillah Khan
Dan Lawrence
Lahore Qalandars
Rashid Khan
Lahore Qalandars

As much as Peshawar was struggling due to players opting out of PSL, or getting injured, they have scored a goal by getting some good replacements.

The following are the Supplementary picks

TeamsSupplementary Picks
Islamabad UnitedObed McCoy
Haider Ali
Karachi KingsLeus Du Plooy
Mohammad Rohid
Quetta GladiatorsLaurie Evans
Multan SultansJohnson Charles
Mohammad Shahzad
Peshawar ZalmiLuke Wood
Sufyan Muqeem
Lahore QalandarsBhanuka Rajapaksa
Tayyab Abbas

Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi have made some good choices in this draft category. Haider Ali, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Sufyan Muqeem are among the top talents in this supplementary draft.

PSL 2024 latest news today

28 January 2024

We have some good news for you guys today. Firstly, HBL PSL has signed a partnership with JazzCash. The fin-tech company will sponsor PSL this season, just as they have done before.

Secondly, PSL has started the nominations for Hamaray Heroes again. The link is on their official social media accounts. Hamaray Heroes is an award for those people in Pakistan who have seriously served the country.

Will there be a Women’s PSL?

26 January 2024

Women’s cricket is on the rise these days. While the Women’s Premier League and Women’s BBL are becoming brands, Pakistani fans are asking for Women’s PSL.

There was a lot of hue and cry over this matter when PCB denied any exhibition matches like last year. This is where the matter resurfaced, and everyone is asking the same question; Will there be a Women’s PSL?

Mr Ramiz Raja made some developments regarding this matter. There is even a WPSL Twitter account there somewhere on the internet. And this shows things were getting serious.

However, the recent instability in the board has halted any hopes for such a league.

We will have to wait and see if the female fans will enjoy the WPSL.

Sponsorships, Money, and much more

24 January 2024

There was a lot of buzz today as HBL PSL signed a lot of sponsorship deals with different local brands in Pakistan. The league commissioner, Mrs Naila Bhatti and the Director PSL, Mr Shoaib Sheikh were present at the signings.

Among the brands that signed the sponsorship deals for HBL PSL 9, there is Jubilee Life Insurance, Junaid Jamshaid’s J., and Kingdom Valley.

Everyone is excited as the local brands have extended the support, and increased the popularity and rise of the league as compared to the previous years.

PSL 9 replacement draft

23 January 2024

PCB has announced that they will hold the PSL 9 replacement drafts on 26 January 2024. This is a chance for all the franchises to select the replacements. A few players have opted out of PSL 9 due to various reasons. Mostly, they are out due to injury concerns. Shakib is out due to his involvement in the Bangladesh politics. Rashid Khan is out due to his back-injury.

Hence, the franchises will now fill their supplementary players and their replacements in this draft. Stay tuned to learn more details.

Sindh IGP discusses PSL 9 security

16 January 2024

Sindh IGP discusses PSL 9 security

Riffat Mukhtar Raja, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, recently met with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf to discuss security measures for the upcoming cricket event.

During their discussion, the IGP and PCB Chairman addressed not just the security measures for PSL 9, but also other PCB-organized matches.

The major focus was on developing a good backup plan, particularly for the matches in Karachi. The IGP stated they will use a joint strategy to maintain tight security for all matches.

The major boss at the PCB, Zaka Ashraf, was pleased with the security preparations offered by the police. The relationship between cricket officials and the police strives to create an atmosphere where players can perform at their peak and fans can enjoy thrilling matches without fear.

Ali Tareen excited for Multan matches

13 January 2024

Multan Sultans’ owner, Ali Tareen, showed his joy that the team will play all of its home games in Multan during PSL 9. He greatly anticipated the energetic environment at Multan Cricket Stadium.

Ali Tareen anticipates a full week of cricket festivities in Multan. He feels that the local supporters’ fervour and passion will set the tone for the start of PSL 9, which will take place at the Multan Cricket Stadium from February 18 to 25.

Ali Tareen expressed thanks to the PCB for sanctioning the decision to play all of his home matches in Multan. He praised the magnificence of the Multan Cricket Stadium and how deserving the fans are to attend all of the games there.

Ali Tareen voiced confidence in the team’s capacity to make Multan supporters proud, citing their impressive performance at the Multan Cricket Stadium. Multan Sultans, captained by Mohammad Rizwan, are prepared for a memorable trip in PSL 9.

PSL 9 Scheule released!

12 January 2024

The schedule for the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) ninth season has been released, and excitement is increasing! PSL 9 will begin on February 17, 2024, at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore.

The first encounter will be between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United, guaranteeing an intriguing start to the competition. The event will take place in four cities: Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi.

The final match will take place on March 18 at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi, where the PSL winner will be announced. A total of 34 T20 games are sure to keep cricket fans delighted.

Quetta Gladiators will play games in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan to face the Sultans on February 25.

PSL 9 will be played in two phases, which will add to the excitement. Multan Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host 14 matches between February 17 and 27.

The action then goes to Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium and Karachi’s National Bank Stadium, where sixteen games will be played from February 28 to March 12. The playoffs will be held in Karachi to end the competition.

Prepare for a cricket celebration that will fascinate fans. The race to February 17 has begun, and PSL 9 looks to be a memorable cricket event!

Is Peshawar in competition for hosting PSL matches?

12 January 2024

As the 2024 Pakistan Super League approaches, there is some exciting news that Peshawar might host games. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering launching PSL 9 in Peshawar, marking the start of the cricket season.

To make this possible, the board must obtain approval from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to utilize the renowned Arbab Niaz and Hayatabad stadiums. Cricket fans may look forward to an exciting encounter if all goes well.

The decision to consider Peshawar a host city came following a recent conversation between PCB Chairman Managing Committee, Zaka Ashraf, and key Khyber Pakhtunkhwa politicians. This meeting has paved the way for negotiations, allowing PSL matches to be held in Peshawar.

PCB authorities want to ensure that the venues selected are suitable for hosting PSL matches. An Infrastructure and Domestic Departments delegation is now in Peshawar inspecting the Arbab Niaz and Hayatabad Stadiums. This thorough inspection will determine if these venues are ready for top-level cricket.

The announcement that Peshawar would host PSL matches has pleased cricket fans. The prospect of watching key matches in the heart of KP is enticing. Peshawar, with its rich culture and devoted cricket fans, has the potential to make the PSL even more spectacular for both players and spectators.

Now, it is up to the KP administration to determine if Peshawar can host PSL matches. If the government approves and supports this concept, Peshawar might host PSL 9. It all hinges on the government’s willingness to collaborate.

Clear weather during PSL 9

9 January 2024

Concerned about fog causing issues during the matches? Do not be! The Chief Meteorologist, Chaudhry Aslam, offers some encouraging remarks. He said the weather is likely to be beautiful and fantastic, with temperatures reaching 22 degrees Celsius.

But wait—there’s more! Prepare for some sunshine throughout the PSL matches. According to Chaudhry Aslam, the sun will shine brightly. With such beautiful weather, you’ll be able to enjoy the games even more.

Are you concerned that rain may damage the matches? Chaudhry Aslam delivers a reassuring message. While there may be some rain, it will be insufficient to cause significant issues. So, it appears like the weather could cooperate for PSL 9.

Chaudhry Aslam expects that temperatures will rise in February. This is excellent news for fans since less fog means a better view of the games. Imagine watching the game from a great vantage point. Doesn’t it sound amazing? Concerned about air pollution?

The Chief Meteorologist predicts that pollution levels will decrease in February. Despite the fact that things appear to be going well, he recommends that everyone wear masks at the stadium for safety and health reasons.

Use PSL to strengthen your U-19, says Mohammad Yousuf

4 January 2024

While talking to the media about the U19 cricket world cup, the head coach of the Pakistan U19 cricket team said that we should use PSL to make our U19 team stronger. Citing India as an example, MoYo said that T20 leagues are good for making money. However, you have to invest that money in your junior teams to develop players for the future. This is the only way you will be able to survive.

Who is the best wicketkeeper in PSL?

3 January 2024

So, who is the best wicketkeeper in PSL right now? Is it Sarfaraz, or is it Rizwan? Both of these players have performed well for Pakistan over the years, and it is a headache for the Selectors to choose from these options. Each player has a considerable fanbase and will engage in fierce debates to prove which player is the best wicketkeeper in PSL.

Let’s look at the stats. Rizwan has a total of 74 dismissals in 71 PSL matches. While Sarfaraz ranks third with 49 dismissals in 80 PSL matches. Rizwan also has the most dismissals in any PSL season, with 20 in PSL 2020. Sarfaraz doesn’t even come close, with only 9 dismissals in PSL 2017-18.

I don’t know about who is the better batsman. However, Rizwan wins by a long shot if we look at the stats as a wicketkeeper.

Happy New Year!

1 January 2024

Pakistan Super League accounts uploaded photos of all the skippers from different PSL teams sitting on the cricket ground witnessing the fireworks. In the caption, they wished everyone a very happy new year. But the fans are not satisfied with a mere wish. They want some cricket action. So to the PSL management, this is an open letter from the fans: announce the PSL schedule so we can watch the best T20 league in the world.

Why prominent local players weren’t picked in the HBL PSL 9 draft?

30 December 2023

Prominent local names like Ahmad Shahzad, Umar Akmal, and Haider Ali went unpicked in HBL PSL 9 drafts on 13 December 2023. But why is the case? You could say that players like Umar Akmal and Haider Ali failed to perform up to their hype. However, Ahmad was performing well in the National T20 Cup.

Ahmad Shahzad wrote a heartfelt goodbye to PSL after he wasn’t picked in the drafts, stating that certain people do not want him to play cricket. However, if you look at the franchises, they are going for the plans and want youngsters to be in their teams. While Ahmad scored a lot of runs in the domestic, he doesn’t fit the player profile the franchises have been looking for. The same goes for Umar Akmal, while Haider hasn’t performed up to his potential lately.

Also, local players like Mubasir Khan weren’t picked. This is a shock because Pakistan is suffering from a lack of quality spinners. Shouldn’t you groom a young spinner who has brought good results in U19 and A tours?

Ultimately, it all comes down to what franchises want for their good.

Is there going to be a hat trick?

29 December 2023

PSL season 7. It is the final match on 27 February 2022 between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. The final match is in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. After years of defeats and humiliation, Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans to win their first-ever PSL title. The Qalandars win this match by 42 runs.

PSL season 8. It is the final on 18 March 2023. Again, it is between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans. Gaddafi Stadium again witnesses a final match between the two teams. Again, this time as well, the Qalandars have to defend the total. And they handed over the ball to Zaman Khan. He successfully defended the 13 runs, and Lahore won the match by 1 run.

It felt like deja vu with the same teams in the same venue. And Lahore became the first team in the history of HBL PSL to defend their title.

However, the real question is, can they do it for the third time? Simply put, Lahore hasn’t lost its potency regarding the team combination. However, there have been some significant changes in the Multan Sultans setup. It will be very hard to see Multan in the final again. However, Lahore might as well be the winner for the third time. Let’s see what happens on 17 March 2024.

Peshawar and Quetta missed out again

28 December 2023

Let’s talk about PSL 9 venues. This year, there was a scare that PSL might have to shift to some other country. This was due to the General Elections 2024. However, Zaka Ashraf answered these concerns on 13 December 2023 by announcing 4 venues for HBL PSL 2024. These four cities are Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan. Unfortunately, Peshawar and Quetta must wait again to host the PSL matches.

Peshawar and Quetta won PSL titles in 2017 and 2019, respectively. However, both cities have yet to host even a single PSL match. This happens due to a lack of infrastructure and security concerns.

Last year, there was a strong chance that Quetta would be included in the list of hosts for PSL 8. PCB even hosted a warmup match. All the stakeholders in Quetta welcomed this move. However, Najam Sethi, the chairman, failed to provide Quetta Gladiators the opportunity to play PSL matches in front of their crowd.

This year, the Zalmis tried hard to make Peshawar a venue for PSL, but in vain.

This is the 9th consecutive season of PSL. The main question is, how much more time does PCB need to prepare both Peshawar and Quetta so that the fans can support their teams on their home turf? Only time will tell what PCB does about this issue.

Most expensive players in HBL PSL 9

26 December 2023

According to the sources, we have found the most expensive players in PSL 9. This might be a fluke. However, things are looking quite convincing. Anyways, take this news with a grain of salt, Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah, Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan are the most expensive players of PSL 2024. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are at the top of the charts regarding T20 batters ranking. At the same time, Shaheen is the national team’s T20 skipper. He has also won Lahore Qalandars two back-to-back titles as a captain. These players have the profile good enough to have their bags full of money.

Pleasant wishes!

25 December 2023

Pakistan Super League is all about Pakistan, and the social media team showcased that on the internet across different platforms. 25th of December holds a lot of significance for Pakistanis. This is because the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, was born today. Mr Jinnah’s services to the whole nation need no introductions. That is why the PSL team wishes everyone in Pakistan for this auspicious Quaid-e-Azam day. Nations have always used sports to propagate their ideals and values. Cricket is one major sport that is played in Pakistan. Why shouldn’t they use it to congratulate the Nation and highlight Mr. Jinnah’s importance in Pakistan?

Pakistan’s national flag has two colors: white and green. While the green color represents the Muslim Majority, the white color represents all the minorities. Keeping the spirit of harmony alive with the Pakistani Christian community, the PSL account also wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

PSL 9 Draft summarized

23 December 2023

PSL 9 is approaching, and the teams are finalized after the draft on 13 December. Everyone knows what their favorite franchise looks like. Among all the excitement, PSL social media is sharing each team’s summary version of the draft. You can go and watch it all on their official youtube channel. As someone who watched the draft live, I cannot say that this summary completely encapsulates the excitement of the draft. But hey, if you are looking for what happened on the ground on that day, this is for you.

This year might be outside Pakistan

5 December 2023

The PSL this year might be played outside the country due to the general elections in Pakistan. Because of this, there is a lot of speculation about the possible venue for this “hybrid” model in PSL 2024. Some say that South Africa or UAE might be a candidate for this. PCB has used the UAE as a venue before as well. Let’s see what happens regarding this issue. The fans will want the league to be in Pakistan.

PSL season 9 is to kick off!

12 December 2023

PSL season 8 is to kick off on 17 February 2024. Mondays are not the same anymore. Now, all of Pakistan will wake up on Monday with excitement. The opening ceremony will start at 6 pm. Stars like Aima Baig, Bagga, Shae Gill, Faris Shafi, and Asim Azhar will star in the opening ceremony in Multan. The Sultans will face off against the defending champions, Qalandars, on 17 February in Multan Cricket Stadium.

How will this faceoff end?

PSL Anthem released!

11 February 2023

The much-anticipated anthem has been released. PCB released this anthem on all the social media platforms. People were waiting for it so much that they made it trending top on Twitter moments before its launch. Shae Gill, Faris Shafi, and Asim Azhar are the singers. Abdullah Siddiqui is the music producer. Fans have mixed reactions to this anthem. What is your response? Comment below.

Following are the people involved with this anthem

Music ProducerAbdullah Siddiqui
SingersShae Gill
Asim Azhar
Faris Shafi
DirectorAwais Gohar
Video producersFatima Ali
Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi
Executive producersAmna Zafar
Mustapha Zafar
Taha Tariq
WritersShae Gill
Abdullah Siddiqui
Asim Azhar
Faris Shafi
Raamis Ali
Hassan Ali

PSL tickets and season passes announced

4 February 2023

Fans! The moment that you have been waiting for is finally here. Now, you can buy tickets from PCB box offices or on pcb. book on 4 February 2024. The selling will start at 11 am sharp. Do not miss this chance and buy the tickets now.

PCB announced the prices for all the stadiums. This year, the prices for tickets are a bit more. But this seems affordable if you consider the country’s circumstances right now. The lowest price is 650, which goes as high as 15000 for the hospitality boxes. The VIP box is as expensive as 5000.

But, there is something new. You can purchase a season pass. The season pass will allow families and cricket fans to buy tickets at discounted prices. PCB has announced this season passes for all the stadiums. Do not wait even for a single bit and grab your tickets online. You can read the ticket prices from our PSL 9 ticket price blog.

PSL schedule to be announced soon!

Yeah, you heard that right. PCB may announce the PSL schedule soon. We know the tournament will start on 17 February until 17 March 2024. But no one knows about the exact schedule. But there is a ray of hope now.

The schedule for the championship’s 9th edition has been decided, although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will undertake final consultations with the PSL affiliates.

Final Words

Cricket is one of the most popular sports games in the world. It has millions of fans around the world. In Pakistan, too, many people enjoy watching cricket games. For all of them, the PSL Eight 2024 is a great tournament held in Pakistan.

You will find all the information about PSL 9 2024 that you need to know. I hope you will enjoy the article. We’ll try our best to publish the latest news related to PSL 9 on this website regularly.

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