UAE to host matches for Pakistan Super League next year

Muhammad Hafiz (seen here) will essay the role of Lahore Qalandar's new captain. (Photo Courtesy – PSL Twitter account)
Updated 15 December 2018

UAE to host matches for Pakistan Super League next year

  • Several foreign players are expected to participate in the event's fourth edition
  • Out of 34 matches, the final eight will be played in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The countdown has begun for the 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after the Pakistan Cricket Board announced the schedule on Friday, with the first match to take place in the UAE on February 14.

The final, however, will be played in Karachi on March 17, a statement released by the PSL read.

“34 matches will be played in the fourth edition and for the first time in the short history of this highly-successful tournament, Lahore and Karachi will share eight matches between them at the backend of the 32-day event,” it said.

It added that 14 matches will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, four matches at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi while eight matches will take place in Sharjah.

South Africa's AB de Villiers and Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe, and Steve Smith of Australia are three out of the 19 players who are expected to make their PSL debut next year.


Pakistan cricketer back in squad after positive test

Updated 16 July 2020

Pakistan cricketer back in squad after positive test

  • The team underwent a precautionary period of self-isolation after arriving in Britain
  • Pakistan arrived in Britain last month

LONDON: A Pakistan cricketer has been cleared to return to the squad on its tour of England after testing positive for the coronavirus, England said on Thursday.
The player, who wasn’t identified, returned the positive test “for the remnants of a previous COVID-19 infection” and underwent a precautionary period of self-isolation after arriving in Britain, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.
“The player has since returned two negative tests with no risk of infection to other players and staff,” the ECB statement said.
Pakistan arrived in Britain last month and is scheduled to play three tests and three Twenty20s against England.