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PSL 3

PSL – Pakistan Super League was launched mere two years ago in December 2015 and became a success story with an inaugural edition drawing appreciations from fans, cricket pundits and legendary cricketers.

After two successful editions of PSL in 2016 and 2017, the third edition of Pakistan Super League, kicked off with a glittering opening ceremony on February 22 at Dubai at 8 PM followed by the first match of the 2018 edition between the defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi and the newest team of HBL PSL family, Multan Sultans at 10 PM.

The prominent aspect to PSL and Pakistan Cricket is that several international players from top teams have now started taking a keen interest in the league. Before the drafting of players, many of the international stars consented with the PCB to become a part of PSL’s 3rd edition.

The tournament is comprised of 34 matches including the playoffs and the final, among six franchises which are:
1. Karachi Kings, 2. Peshawar Zalmi, 3. Lahore Qalandars, 4. Multan Sultans, 5. Islamabad United, 6. Quetta Gladiators.
The fans excitement is expected to fly high as the final of PSL 3 will be played on 25th March in Karachi respectively.

Pakistan grateful as West Indies fly in for T20s

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed thanked the West Indies for touring the country, as the Caribbean side arrived in Karachi Saturday in the latest step towards the resumption of top-level cricket in the country. The West Indies will become only the third international team to play a bilateral series on Pakistani soil since an attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The 13-member team and staff arrived late Saturday in two groups and were ushered into a bullet proof bus to their hotel. Some…

Hasan Ali congratulates his ‘dost’ Shadab Khan for PSL victory

KARACHI: Islamabad United claimed their second Pakistan Super League title in the third edition of the tournament by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the final by three wickets at National Stadium Karachi. Islamabad United’s Shadab Khan, who took three wickets for 25 runs in the big final, tweeted a photo of him lifting the trophy and thanked Karachiites for the support. Champions of Pakistan @IsbUnited. So proud of the team. This is a very special team indeed. Thank you Karachi for your amazing support. #UnitedWeWin…

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’s cricket deadlock about to end with PSL final

The nine-year wait is about to over. The terrorists who put Pakistan cricket in a deadlock have been defeated as hundreds of fans, fighting the heat and near-suffocating security blanket marched towards the stadium. It is like a big festival for the nearly 20-million people of the metropolis. The city is buzzing, with hoardings welcoming the players and the Pakistan Super League final. Much before the gates were opened at 12 noon, fans had started to walk towards the designated points for the shuttle, which carried…

PSL Final: Peshawar, Islamabad target title in clash of champions

KARACHI: Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi will hope to carry a winning momentum against Islamabad United in the final of the Pakistan Super League as cricket of some international colour returns in Karachi after a big gap of nine years on Sunday. Peshawar won the last two matches of the league phase to sneak into the play-offs and then beat Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings in the two eliminators to earn another shot at the defence of the title they won in Lahore last year. Islamabad, who won the title in the…

Sammy eats biryani, thanks Karachi ahead of PSL final

 "Karachi ki biryani khaee, Buhat Mazaa aya," said Peshawar Zalmi captain Daren Sammy in a video posted on his Twitter profile. The West Indian who is in Karachi to play Sunday's final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) against Islamabad United also thanked people of Karachi for their support. To Karachi pic.twitter.com/O6oPthh0v7 — Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) March 24, 2018 Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United will play the final in Karachi’s National Stadium on Sunday, March 25. Sammy and his team arrived in…

Salman Iqbal urges Karachiites to attend PSL final in Karachi Kings’ shirts

KARACHI: CEO ARY Digital Network and Karachi Kings owner Salman Iqbal on Friday urged people of Karachi to attend the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final wearing Karachi Kings' shirts "to let the world know Kings are always loved". "Yes Karachi Kings has not reached the final. But the final has reached Karachi! All the Karachites out there, let's show the passion of being a Karachiite and wear BLUE KK Tshirt to the finals , to let the world know Kings are always loved," the Karachi Kings' owner wrote on Twitter. …

PSL match: Helicopters used to dry wet pitch at Gaddafi Stadium

LAHORE: The crucial second eliminator between the Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on March 21 was hit by rain in Lahore, prompting challenging task for the ground management to employee all its machinery to dry the wet outfield in no time. To ensure that that the game goes smoothly the management called upon the services of two helicopters to dry out the rain-soaked wet pitch at Gaddafi Stadium. The two helicopters were provided by the Punjab government and the Pakistan Army,…

Shinwari’s over in Power Play changed tempo of the game, says Karachi coach

LAHORE: Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur believed his team had conceded 20 runs too many to Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator which they lost by 13 runs in Lahore on Wednesday. Zalmi notched up a solid 170-7 in the match which was reduced to 16-over-a-side with Pakistan discard Kamran Akmal smashing a belligerent 27-ball 77 studded with eight sixes and five boundaries. Karachi Kings were behind the eight ball and despite half centuries from Joe Denly and Babar Azam managed 157-2 in their quota of overs.…

Belligerent Kamran punishes Karachi to lift Peshawar in final

Peshawar Zalmi won the match by 13 runs & will face the Islamabad United in the final! Watch ball by ball highlights at https://t.co/FqxiqHS5o8#KKvPZ #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif pic.twitter.com/eqOuhrl1AA — PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 21, 2018 LAHORE: Discraded Pakistan opener Kamran Akmal smashed a fiery half century to help Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 13 runs in the second eliminator in Lahore on Wednesday to take the title holders into the Pakistan Super League final. Kamran's…