PSL 2018 final will be held in Karachi    AFP
PSL 2018 final to be played in Pakistan AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced that Karachi will host the final of the upcoming (third) edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018. Further, they have also mentioned that all the league games will be played either in Dubai or Sharjah. The Qualifiers will also be held in Dubai. However, the eliminators will be in Lahore. The tournament will kickoff from February 22 with defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi taking on newbies Multan Sultans.

Mark the date, February 22!

“PSL 3 will kick start with a glittering opening ceremony at the Dubai International Stadium followed by a star-studded Peshawar Zalmi taking on league debutants Multan Sultans, on 22nd Feb”, stated PCB.

Wow! A total of 34 games…

“Teams will play twice against each other before the top four teams qualify for the play-off stage. Fans will get a chance to see their favourite stars in a total of 34 games played across four venues.

Efforts are underway to stage two playoff games in Lahore followed by what would be a historic PSL final in Karachi”, added PCB in a release.

PCB chairman, Najam Sethi states…

“Pakistan Super League has grown to become a great platform for us to showcase Pakistani cricketing talent across the world. I am confident that fans will come to the stadiums in great numbers and that they will tune into our high-quality HBL PSL broadcast on TV and digital platforms.”

Author’s take

Pakistan finally got a chance to host international cricket in September 2017 when World XI toured them for three T20Is. It was followed by the third and final T20I, against Sri Lanka, being hosted in Lahore. Terror attacks, in 2009, derailed the subcontinental side from hosting international matches. It is high time they get their dues. Isn’t it?