Pakistan Super League (PSL)

Pakistan Super League (PSL)

As an attempt to improve the cricket of Pakistan, the cricket board of Pakistan has organized a sophisticated home cricket league named as Pakistan Super League (PSL). After the great success of IPL there had been a lot of post success Cricket Leagues which includes Bangladesh Premier League, Caribbean Premier League and the one which is about to happen in February is Pakistan Super League organized by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). 

The league in its initial phase also includes Iconic Foreign players as well as the great domestic player and the emerging talent of Pakistani players.

There are five teams participating in the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League. The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that for the first 3 years, the league will consist of five teams with a total of 16 players that will include 5 foreign players and 11 Pakistani nationals including at least two emerging players. The 16 players will be picked up from five different categories – Platinum ($200,000), Diamond ($140,000), Gold ($70,000), Silver ($50,000),& Emerging ($25,000).

The PCB has ambitious plans to expand the league in the fourth season to eight teams with a 59-match tournament. these will be played in Lahore, Karachi. Here’s the official PSL teams list for the 2016 inaugural season.

The official teams include 4 provincial teams & one federal team (Islamabad) that are set to take part in the inaugural season.

Karachi Kings

Platinum Shoaib Malik (first pick), Shakib Al HasanSohail Tanvir
Head coach Mickey Arthur

Lahore Qalanders

Platinum Chris Gayle (first pick), Dwayne BravoUmar Akmal
Supplementary Abdul RazzaqMukhtar AhmedEhsan AdilImran Butt
Head coach Paddy Upton

Peshawar Zalmi

Platinum Shahid Afridi (first pick), Wahab RiazDarren Sammy
Head coach Mohammad Akram

Islamabad United

Platinum Shane Watson (first pick), Andre RussellMisbah-ul-Haq (Capt)
Emerging Rumman RaeesAmad Butt
Head coach Dean Jones

Quetta Gladiators

Platinum Kevin Pietersen (first pick), Sarfraz AhmedAhmed Shehzad
Head coach Moin Khan

PSL Franchises and Owners:

ARY Group purchased Karachi for $2.6 million

Qatar Oil purchased Lahore for $2.4 million

Leonine Global Sports purchased Islamabad for $1.5 million

Haier purchased Peshawar for $1.6 million

Omar Associates purchased Quetta for $1.1 million


  1. The league chairman Najam Sethi announced on 20 April 2016 that discussions had taken place with the Emirates Cricket Board to agree a "tentative" date for the 2017 Pakistan Super League in the UAE in February 2017. The possibility of adding a sixth team to the league in 2017,possibly in Kashmir, was also under discussion[14] but was rejected by the middle of May 2016.
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