PSL will make a brilliant viewing experience for fans © Getty Images
PSL will make a brilliant viewing experience for fans © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

It is now time to witness birth of a new Twenty20 (T20) cricket league with the first ever edition of Pakistan Premier League 2016 (PSL). The PSL 2015-16 will start from February 4 with a match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. PSL will be co hosted by Dubai and Sharjah  from February 4 and conclude on February 23 at the same ground in Dubai. The schedule for PSL has been announced with the first, second and third qualifying taking place on February 19, 20, and 21. The final will take place on February 23 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. All the matches are day/night affairs. PSL 2016: All you need to know about the player draft

The first leg of PSL will take place in Dubai at Dubai International Cricket Stadium from match No.1 to No. 8. The second leg will take place in Sharjah at Sharjah Cricket Stadium from match No.10 to match No.17. For the final leg we will return to Dubai which will host all three qualifying matches and finals The PSL consists of five team competing to be called the first ever champion of PSL. Five teams which will eye glory are  Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.

Pakistan Super League 2016 schedule
Date Time Match Number  Teams Stadium
4.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 1 Islamabad United VS Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium
5.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 2 Karachi Kings VS Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium
5.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 3 Peshawar Zalmi VS Islamabad United Dubai International Cricket Stadium
6.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 4 Quetta Gladiators VS Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium
6.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 5 Lahore Qalandars VS Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
7.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 6 Islamabad United VS Karachi Kings Dubai International Cricket Stadium
7.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 7 Quetta Gladiators VS Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
8.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 8 Lahore Qalandars VS Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium
10.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 9 Islamabad United VS Lahore Qalandars Sharjah Cricket Stadium
11.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 10 Karachi Kings VS Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah Cricket Stadium
11.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 11 Islamabad United VS Quetta Gladiators Sharjah Cricket Stadium
12.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 12 Karachi Kings VS Lahore Qalandars Sharjah Cricket Stadium
12.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 13 Islamabad United VS Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah Cricket Stadium
13.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 14 Karachi Kings VS Quetta Gladiators Sharjah Cricket Stadium
13.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 15 Lahore Qalandars VS Peshawar Zalmi Sharjah Cricket Stadium
14.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 16 Islamabad United VS Karachi Kings Sharjah Cricket Stadium
14.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 17 Quetta Gladiators VS Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
16.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 18 Lahore Qalandars VS Quetta Gladiators Dubai International Cricket Stadium
17.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST 19 Karachi Kings VS Peshawar Zalmi Dubai International Cricket Stadium
17.2.2016 11:00 GMT | 16:30 IST 20 Islamabad United VS Lahore Qalandars Dubai International Cricket Stadium
19.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST Qualifer 1 TBC VS TBC (1st VS 2nd) Dubai International Cricket Stadium
20.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST Qualifer 2 TBC VS TBC (3rd VS 4th) Dubai International Cricket Stadium
21.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST Qualifer 3 TBC VS TBC (Playoff 2 Winner VS Playoff 1 Loser) Dubai International Cricket Stadium
23.2.2016 16:00 GMT | 21:30 IST Final TBC VS TBC Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Legendary cricketer Imran Khan had been appointed as the mentor of the Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi.