The moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. The complete schedule of Pakistan Super League Season 2 has just been announced.
According to the official schedule, the opening ceremony and the first match between Peshawar Zalmi and defending champions, Islamabad United, will take place on February 9th in Dubai.
All the matches are scheduled to be played in Dubai and Sharjah, where as the final will be played in Lahore on March 17, 2017.
Following the footsteps of the first season, not a single match is going to be held in Abu Dhabi once again.
PSL 2017, The Complete Schedule
Below is the final schedule for the PSL 2017 tournament. If you look closely, the final match that will be taking place in Lahore is subject to security clearance. In simple words, it is still not confirmed whether the final will be held in Lahore.
Pakistan Cricket Board official and Chairman of PSL Najam Sethi previously said that the final will take place in Lahore no matter what. But adding ‘Subject to security’ does not reflect his intentions.
The format of the league will follow the format of most popular leagues of the world – A group stage will be held first which will then be followed by the playoffs where the top 4 teams will compete each other to reach the final.
PSL teams and players
Earlier last month, the draft for PSL 2017 took place and we saw big names returning to the tournament. In contrast to previous season, nothing big has been changed within the teams.
We will still capture names like Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson, Chris Gayle and many more in action.
For complete list of players and teams, see the table below:
In addition to these players, the teams also had the chance of supplementary picks. The players are as follows:
Lahore Qalandars: Grant Elliot, Shaun Tait, Saif Badar, Mohammad Irfan (Jr)
Islamabad United: Dwayne Smith, Ben Duckett, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan
Peshawar Zalmi: Alex Hales, Mohammad Shahzad, Irfan Khan, Khushdil Shah
Quetta Gladiators: David Willey, Rovman Powell, Bismillah Khan, Mir Hamza
Karachi Kings: Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam