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 9 February 2024. The Pakistan Super League has produced many stars since it began in 2016.

Country Pakistan
Administrator Pakistan Super League
Format T20
Edition Season 8, 2024
Drafting 6
Opening Ceremony 09 February
Grand Final 19 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 reveal the PSL 2024 Schedule 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.

PSL 9

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 on a double-league format.

PSL 9 Overview 2024

PSL 2024 is scheduled to begin on Thu Feb 9, 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 the month of Mar 2024. The last match of the Pakistan Super League, the 2024 Tournament, will be played on March 19.

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, 2022, 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 8 and HBL PSL 8. Next week, follow-up meetings will be held to finalize plans for HBL PSL 8, 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

Venues

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 9 February to 19 March 2024. At least four venues will be used for hosting the matches, including Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan. 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

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

Category No.of Players
Platinum 3
Diamond 3
Gold 3
Silver 5
Emerging 2
Supplementary 2 (Optional)

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.

The WIPL Whatsapp Group has also been updated.

International Players in PSL 2024 Edition

The draft players are from South Africa, England, 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.

Name Nationality
Rahmanullah Garbaz Afghanistan
Alex Hales England
Mathew Wade Australia
Imran Tahir South Africa
Rashid Khan Afghanistan
Rovman Powell West Indies
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Sri Lanka
Vanindu Hasaranga Sri Lanka
David Miller South Africa
Joshua Little Ireland

Diamond Category

Name Nationality
Fazal Haq Farooqi Afghanistan
James Vince England
James Fuller Australia
David Wiese Namibia
Sherfane Rutherford West Indies
Mujeeb ur Rehman Afghanistan
Jason Roy England
Odean Smith West Indies
Rillee Rossow South Africa

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

Local players

As far as local players are concerned, 495 cricketers have been included in the Gold, Silver, and Emerging Categories.

Local bois
Name Category
Shadab Khan Platinum
Haider Ali Platinum
Fakhar Zaman Platinum
Shaheen Shah Afridi Platinum
Babar Azam Platinum
Muhammad Nawaz Platinum
Naseem Shah Platinum
Muhammad Rizwan Platinum
Asif Ali Diamond
Muhammad Wasim Jnr Diamond
Imad Wasim Diamond
Hussain Talat Diamond
Haris Rauf Diamond
Wahab Riaz Diamond
Iftikhar Ahmad Diamond
Shan Masood Diamond
Khushdil Shah Diamond
Azam Khan Gold
Faheem Ashraf Gold
Hasan Ali Gold
Shoaib Malik Gold
Muhammad Amir Gold
Abdullah Shafiq Gold
Muhammad Haris Gold
Arshad Iqbal Gold
Ahsan Ali Gold
Sarfaraz Ahmad Gold
Muhammad Hasnain Gold
Shahnawaz Dhani Gold

Related:- PSL 8 Points Table

Successful Organization of PSL Season 9

The Chairman PCB congratulated the GC on the incredible success and record-breaking HBL PSL 8 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.

Overview of  PSL season

The PCB announced on 24 July 2021 that the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League would occur in January and February 2022, with all matches taking place in Pakistan. In Karachi, the National Stadium would host 15 games; in Lahore, the Gaddafi Stadium would host 19 games, including the playoffs.

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

Season Winner Runner Up year Won By Venue Player of the series
1 Islamabad United Quetta Gladiators 2016 6 Wickets Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Ravi Bopara (Karachi Kings)
2 Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators 2017 58 Runs Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
3 Islamabad United Peshawar Zalmi 2018 3 Wickets National Stadium, Karachi Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
4 Quetta Gladiators Peshawar Zalmi 2019 8 Wickets National Stadium, Karachi Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
5 Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars 2020 5 Wickets National Stadium, Karachi Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
6 Multan Sultan Peshawar Zalmi 2021 47 Runs Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi Sohaib Maqsood (Multan Sultans)
7 Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultan 2022 42 Runs Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Mohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans)

PSL News 2024

In this section, you will read all the recent updates about PSL 8

PSL season 9 is to kick off!

12 February 2024

PSL season 8 is to kick off on 13 February 202. 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 13 February in Multan Cricket Stadium.

How will this faceoff end?

PSL Anthem released!

11 February 2024

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 Producer Abdullah Siddiqui
Singers Shae Gill
Asim Azhar
Faris Shafi
Director Awais Gohar
Video producers Fatima Ali
Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi
Executive producers Amna Zafar
Mustapha Zafar
Taha Tariq
Writers Shae Gill
Abdullah Siddiqui
Asim Azhar
Faris Shafi
Raamis Ali
Hassan Ali

PSL tickets and season passes announced

4 February 2024

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 me.pk 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 if you consider the country’s circumstances right now, this seems affordable. 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 tickets blog.

PCB wants Ramiz Raja to apologize

3 February 2023

Ramiz Raja has stated that the newly formed PCB administration, led by Najam Sethi, demands the former chief executive explain his previous words against the new administration to be included on the HBL Pakistan Super League commentary board.

Raja stated following his resignation from the PCB that political intervention in cricket is not warranted and expressed his dissatisfaction with his departure from the top position.

He is unhappy about people outside of the cricket fraternity running the show instead of experienced people who know cricket.

He said:

“There should be no political interference in cricket. The government of Pakistan removed a Test cricketer from the chairmanship of PCB to accommodate Najam Sethi. This is a highly disrespectful way of treating your cricketers.”

PSL schedule to be announced soon!

Yeah, you heard that right. PCB may announce the PSL schedule soon. We already know that the tournament will start on 13 February and continue till 19 March 2024. But no one knows about the exact schedule. But there is a ray of hope now.

The timetable for the 8th edition of Pakistan Super League, the much-anticipated national T20 cricket tournament, is expected to be released on Friday, January 20, 2023.

The schedule for the championship’s 8th edition has been decided, although the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will undertake final consultations with the PSL affiliates.

According to reports, the PSL’s opening ceremony will take place in Multan on the existing timetable. According to the news, the plan of allowing the PCB to host one friendly game in Quetta has also been explored. Peshawar and Quetta would clash in friendly matches.

Does Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation Chairman come to town?

Javed Afridi, the proprietor of Peshawar Zalmi, has welcomed the Chairman of the Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation, Prince Saud bin Mishal Al-Saud, to the latest edition of PSL. As per media reports, on his trip to Saudi Arabia, Javed Afridi visited Mishal Al-Saud and gifted him with a Peshawar Zalmi jersey. During the discussion, both representatives addressed cricket development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and decided to collaborate to develop bilateral cricket ties. It is worth noting that the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League will begin on February 13 with a big ceremony at Multan Cricket Stadium.

Adil Rashid and Harry Brook are to miss out on PSL 9 Completely!

English batsmen Harry Brook and Adil Rashid would skip the eighth season of the HBL Pakistan Super League because of commitments with their national side.  On January 25, their franchises, the Lahore Qalandars, and the Multan Sultans selected their substitutes in the Substitution Draft.

Following are their substitutes.

Player Availability Status Replacement
Harry Brook unavailable Shane Dadswell
Adil Rashid Wayne Parnell

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 8 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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