If we currently look at the cricket world, then there’s some action going on everywhere. India blocked Australia out of the 3rd test match, as Rishabh Pant dismantled the best bowling line-up in the world. Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 2021 has started. Besides, the T10 league is about to begin on 28th January. There is a lot more action coming for the fans all around the world in the future, and some of it will be from the upcoming Pakistan Super League 6. PSL 6 is about to begin in a month, and cricket fans all over the world are excited for the tournament to start.
The Pakistan Super League has without a doubt, set some world-class standards when it comes to T20 leagues. Whether it be the quality and thrill of matches or the equality of competition, PSL never fails to impress. PCB has announced the PSL 2021 schedule and teams, recently. The matches will begin from the 20th of February and will continue up till March 22nd.
The players’ draft of the Pakistan Super League has already been wound up. All the six teams including Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans, Islamabad United, and Peshawar Zalmi, have picked up some top-tierplayers in their lineup. Since Karachi Kings won the competition last year, they will be defending their title this time. KK ran over Lahore Qalandars in the last year’s final, as they defeated them comfortably by five wickets.
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PSL 6 to be played entirely in Pakistan
One of the great news for the cricket fans in Pakistan. PCB has announced that all the matches of the sixth edition of PSL will be played solely in Pakistan. Prior to PSL 6, all the matches of the fifth edition were also held in the home country. In the starting four editions, the majority of the games were played in the UAE. Only the knockout ones were played in Pakistan. Moreover, the first edition was hosted entirely by the UAE.
That being said, now it’s time for the Pakistani fans to rejoice their foreign T20 league live in their country, again. However, it’s still not clear if the crowds will be allowed in the matches or not, but we can hope for the best. Matches in Australia and New Zealand are being carried out with half of the attendance, and we can at least expect this for the PSL 6. However, it all depends on the decision of the government.
Lahore and Karachi to Host all the Matches of PSL 6
The two big cities of Pakistan have been given the duty to host all the matches of the upcoming edition of the PSL. At first, five venues, including Multan, Rawalpindi, and Peshawar were decided. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board, after assessing the ongoing covid-19 situation, concluded that only two venues will be available for the tournament.
Therefore, we’ll see the live action from the National Stadium, Karachi, and the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Both venues have hosted Pakistan Super League matches before the forthcoming season. Also, both of these stadiums are internationally recognized. So, there won’t be any compromise in the quality of the grounds.
Furthermore, there are going to be a total of 34 matches in the tournament. Eventually, the National Stadium in Karachi will host the starting 20 matches, all of them being the group ones. Afterward, the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will take the responsibility of hosting the remaining matches, including all the knockout ones. The knockouts stage will begin on the 18th of March. The final is scheduled for the 22nd of the same month.