After the success of the maiden season, Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set for its second edition. This year, PSL 2017 T20 starts from February 9 in Dubai. The main charm of PSL 2017 will be its final, which is scheduled to take place in Lahore given the security clearance. The finalists will travel to Pakistan for.
PSL will continue to be a five-team event this year. A total of 24 matches including the playoffs and final will be played in PSL 2017. The action will last for 21 days. These matches will be held at two venues Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium.
Five teams- Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars- will face each other twice in the round robin stage. Top four teams will then advance to playoffs. The team finishing on top of the points table will face second-placed side in the first playoff. In the second playoff, third and fourth placed teams will face each other for a berth in the third playoff. A team losing the second playoff will get removed, and the winner will face the loser of the first playoff. Winners of the first and third playoff will lock horns in the final.
Here is Complete PSL 2017 Schedule:
|February 9, 2017||Opening Ceremony||Dubai|
|February 9, 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 10, 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai||5:00 PM|
|February 10, 2017||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 11, 2017||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||5:00 PM|
|February 11, 2017||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 12, 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 15, 2017||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|February 16, 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|February 17, 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah||5:00 PM|
|February 17, 2017||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|February 18, 2017||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah||5:00 PM|
|February 18, 2017||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|February 19, 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|February 20, 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|February 23, 2017||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 24, 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai||5:00 PM|
|February 24, 2017||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 25, 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Dubai||5:00 PM|
|February 25, 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 26, 2017||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|February 28, 2017||Playoff 1: Team 1 vs Team 2||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|March 1, 2017||Playoff 2: Team 3 vs Team 4||Sharjah||9:30 PM|
|March 3, 2017||Playoff 3: Winner Playoff 2 vs Runner Up Playoff 1||Dubai||9:30 PM|
|March 7, 2017||PSL 2017 Final||Lahore||5:30 PM|
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PSL 2017 Broadcast Rights
Ten Sports, PTV and Geo Super have the broadcast rights in Pakistan. There were no takers for telecast rights of opening PSL in India and looks like for second following year fans will miss the action on TV. However, cricketgateway.com will be providing the official streaming for global viewers that includes India as well.