The Pakistan Super League will resume from November 15. The Pakistan Cricket Board today (Wednesday) announced the schedule for the remaining four HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 matches.
The PSL was suspended abruptly on March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four matches will be held in Lahore on November 14, 15 and 17 November. The qualifier and the eliminator 1 will be a double-header on the opening day. Eliminator 2 will be played on the following day, while the event will conclude on Tuesday, November 17.
The dates have been finalised following consultations and discussions with the four playing sides – Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. Match timings will reportedly be be confirmed closer to the event.
The final four matches of the event will be played under COVID-19 protocols, including a bio-secure bubble for the players, match officials and event-related staff. The matches are currently planned to be held behind closed doors, though the situation will be closely monitored and will be reviewed in October.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said, “This announcement puts speculations to bed and provides absolute clarity and ample time for teams to plan and prepare for these crunch matches. It was important at this stage to state our intent and lock these dates in the diary in the best interest of the teams and the tournament.
“The PCB was always keen and committed to hosting the remaining four matches as it believed an event of the magnitude of the HBL Pakistan Super League deserved a winner. We saw the excitement and buzz in the lead up to the competition earlier this year and look forward to promotional activations that will engage the fans once again.”