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Pakistan Super League

In September 2015, the PCB officially announced the launch of the Pakistan Super League. Former Pakistani national team captains Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja signed up to promote the PSL and become brand ambassadors of the league for three years.

After several years of planning and two previous failed attempts, the league officially began on 4 February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates where Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, alongside Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, inaugurated the opening ceremony. The first two seasons included five teams nominally based in Pakistani cities.

In its first season the PSL had a higher percentage of international players. The Pakistan Super League uses a draft system for player recruitment similar to that used in many North American professional sports leagues and as opposed to the auction system used in some other T20 leagues.

Islamabad win PSL final with Karachi back on int’l cricket map

KARACHI: Luke Ronchi and Asif Ali pumped quick runs into the scorecard to guide Islamabad United to telling victory against Peshawar Zalmi in the high-voltage grand finale of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 3 in Karachi on Sunday. In pursuit for 149 runs target, Ronchi's blistering fifty set the momentum, but immediately after his wicket was thrown a domino-effect of falling of wickets was witnessed on one side, as only Sahibzada Farhan had his wicket intact for quite a longer run, until Kamran Akmal's costly miss…

Karachi Kings cruise into PSL playoffs after beating Islamabad by 7 wickets

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings cruised into Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs after thrashing Islamabad United by seven wickets in their must-win match here at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Karachi Kings and Islamabad United will clash again in the first playoff on Sunday. Player of the Match, Usman Khan's blazing bowling spell with four for 17 clubbed by Shahid Afridi's two for 18 restricted Islamabad to 124. Only lower middle-order batsman Asif Ali made fiery 34 off 14 with four 6s and a boundary, otherwise no…