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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.

Top Pakistani artists promise a ‘musical’ start to PSL 3

DUBAI: Top Pakistan singers backed up by legendary folk star Abida Parveen promised a musical and enthralling start to the Pakistan Super League, in a colourful opening ceremony to be held at Dubai stadium on Thursday. Led by PSL key singer and league's anthem singer Ali Zafar, the star studded press conference was held at Dubai stadium on Wednesday, and divulged some of the key features of the opening ceremony to raise the excitement of the fans. Zafar, who has been singing the main theme song of the PSL since its…

The destructive dozen of PSL 3

Pakistan Super League promises to give exciting moments to the millions of fans around the world. It will have master blasters who will smash boundaries and sixes at will. That is what crowds all over the world like. Although Twenty20 is inclined heavily towards the batsmen there will be some clever bowlers who will do their best to counter them. These clever bowlers will not only stop the flow of runs but will also hit the stumps with lethal yorkers. Here are a dozen, two from each team, who will be the players to…

Celebrities, politicians back Karachi Kings for PSL title

KARACHI/DUBAI: Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to kick off from February 22 and the excitement among Karachi Kings fans is all time high for they are backing the most popular franchise to lift the trophy this year. Amidst all the fanfare leading up to the start of the league, celebrities and politicians from across the country too have recorded their messages of support for the Imad Wasim-led squad to bring the trophy to Karachi. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir…

PSL 3 trophy unveiled in Dubai by team captains

DUBAI: The dazzling trophy for the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was unveiled on Tuesday during a ceremony in Dubai in the presence of team captains, owners and media. There were also trophies for player of the tournament, best batsman, bowler, fielder, keeper and spirit of the cricket award. While addressing the ceremony, Chairman Pakistan Super League and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi thanked all franchise owners for all their contributions that made the league possible. Sethi also…

Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of PSL 3 teams

The Pakistan Super League ‘s third edition promises more fun, more drama, more matches and more competition as stakes for the glittering trophy and prize money are raised to six teams. With the addition of Multan Sultans, the PSL three will be longer with ten more matches. Already the PSL is rated at par with the BIG Bash in Australia, Pakistan Cricket Board has planned more extensively to take the Twenty20 league to new heights. Pakistan’s biggest and most vibrant city Karachi is slated to host the March 25 final with…

Karachi Kings depart for Dubai to take on Quetta Gladiators on Feb 23

KARACHI: Karachi Kings players on Sunday left for Dubai in high spirits to begin formal training session ahead of first T20 match against Quetta Gladiators on February 23 in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). The players expressed high hopes for final of the tournament and said hopefully they will return back to the city to play the final. One of the players, English cricketer Ravi Bopara playing for Karachi Kings, took to Twitter and thanked the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for exceptional security.…

Khiladi ki Khoj program injects new talent into national-level cricket: Salman Iqbal

KARACHI: CEO ARY Digital Network and Karachi Kings owner Mr. Salman Iqbal on Sunday said the aspirant cricketers who were hunted down during the trials for ‘Khiladi ki Khoj’ (talent hunt programme), organized under the aegis of Karachi Kings franchise, have been playing the international cricket. Addressing an event organized in the honour of Karachi Kings here, the CEO ARY Digital Network said around five to six players who were exposed to international cricket through talent hunt programme are now playing for Pakistan…

Foreign security experts endorse security measures for PSL 3 final in Karachi

KARACHI: The international security consultants on Sunday expressed satisfaction over the security plan mapped out for Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition final in the metropolis, following a full-dress security rehearsal of the match.  The security experts had earlier arrived in the city to review the security arrangements. Addressing a press conference, England’s security expert Reg Dickason said that the security arrangements were satisfactory to hold the league's final in the city on March 5. He said he…

Salman Iqbal presents Karachi Kings official jersey to Imran Khan

RAWALPINDI: CEO ARY Digital Network and Karachi Kings owner Mr. Salman Iqbal on Saturday presented the Karachi Kings’ official team jersey to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan ahead of Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition.  The duo discussed a range of issues including the upcoming edition of the PSL and the revival of international cricket in Pakistan. Imran Khan, who is also the former skipper of national cricket team, appreciated Salman Iqbal’s efforts for development of sports activities…