Update (Jan. 26, 2022): The wait is finally over! The seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League is coming to ICC.tv, which is the flagship streaming platform of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Every match will be broadcasted live and available as ‘on-demand’ streaming content.
People need to sign up on ICC.tv to enjoy live streaming of the thrilling ball-to-ball action of PSL 7. The service will be available on the following platforms:
- ICC.tv Website
- ICC.tv Smartphone Apps (available on App Store and Google Play Store)
- Samsung TV and LG TV Apps
A subscription fee of around $4.99 will be charged by the streaming website for live and on-demand PSL content. Live streaming of PSL 2022 will be available in different regions around the world. You can check out the complete list of the selected regions by visiting ICC.tv
Cricket may not be the national sport of Pakistan but it has remained, arguably, the country’s most popular sport for decades. In fact, passion for the game among Pakistanis has kickstarted a whole new genre: street cricket, which is played by people of all ages. Taking the sport’s widespread popularity to a whole new level, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) introduced Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2015. Since then, the cricket series has been organised annually and lauded by millions of die-hard cricket fans across the world.
PSL 7 matches will take place in two cities: Karachi and Lahore. As per the latest updates on PSL 7, all necessary safety precautions and SOPs were observed when it comes to seating arrangements in the cricket stadiums hosting PSL matches. Along with limiting the number of spectators, Players will also be kept in a secure bubble to prevent the spread of the deadly Omricon variant of the coronavirus.
Now that PSL 2022 is just around the corner, let’s learn more about this exhilarating series!
PSL – An Overview
Pakistan Super League is a cricket series based on a group of teams named after the six major cities of Pakistan including Karachi Kings, Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators. One of the most interesting things about this cricket event is that the squads of all these teams do not entirely feature local players, in fact, some of the most renowned international players are also invited to be a part of these teams. Another factor that significantly adds to the excitement of PSL is that this event is based on a series of T20 cricket matches. The Pakistani cricket event is also recognised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
History of PSL
It all started in 2016 when the first official edition of the Pakistan Super League was organised in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The event received an overwhelming response from local as well as international cricket fans. Let’s take a quick look at the history of PSL—the winners and high achievers of all the previous four editions of the series.
Highlights of PSL 1 (2016)
|Player of the Series||Ravi Bopara of Karachi Kings|
|Most Run Scorer||Umar Akmal (334 Runs)|
Highlights of PSL 2 (2017)
|Host Country(s)||UAE, Pakistan|
|Player of the Series||Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi|
|Most Run Scorer||Kamran Akmal (353 Runs)|
Highlights of PSL 3 (2018)
|Host Country(s)||UAE, Pakistan|
|Player of the Series||Luke Ronchi of Islamabad United|
|Most Run Scorer||Luke Ronchi (435 Runs)|
Highlights of PSL 4 (2019)
|Host Country(s)||UAE, Pakistan|
|Player of the Series||Shane Watson of Quetta Gladiators|
|Most Run Scorer||Shane Watson (423)|
Highlights of PSL 5 (2020)
|Player of the Series||Babar Azam|
|Most Run Scorer||Babar Azam (473)|
Highlights of PSL 6 (2021)
|Host Country(s)||Pakistan, UAE|
|Player of the Series||Sohail Maqsood (Multan Sultan)|
|Most Run Scorer||Babar Azam (554) (Karachi Kings)|
Revival of International Cricket In Pakistan
The absence of international cricket in Pakistan was strongly felt by millions of cricket fans in the country. Much to the joy of Pakistanis, the PSL final of 2017 marked the return of international cricket to the country. It was held in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, This event also served as a strong indicator of the improved security situation in Pakistan.
Pakistan Super League, therefore, majorly contributed to the revival of international cricket in Pakistan after almost a decade.
PSL 2022 Teams
PSL 7 Team Squad
All of the six teams participating in PSL 2022 have announced their squads. You’ll get to see many renowned international players in PSL 2022 squad including Chris Gayle, David Miller, Chris Lynn, Tom Banton, and Rashid Khan as well as your favourite local cricket stars. So, let’s take a closer look at PSL 7 teams.
|Islamabad United||Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Reece Topley, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar, Mubasir Khan, M. Zeeshan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood, Alex Hales, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Marchant de Lange, Muhammad Akhlaq|
|Karachi Kings||Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Tom Abell, Joe Clarke, Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Ilyas, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Romario Shepherd|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Saqib Mahmood, Hussain Talat, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal, Sirajuddin, Mohammad Amir Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris|
|Multan Sultan||Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Rumman Raees, Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Imran Tahir, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tim David, Odean Smith, Rovman Powell, Imran Khan Sr., Abbas Afridi, Amir Azmat, Blessing Muzarabani, Ihsanullah|
|Lahore Qalandar||Shaheen Shah Afridi, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ahmed Daniyal, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Dean Foxcroft, Zaman Khan, Phil Salt, Harry Brook, Abdullah Shafique, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun|
|Quetta Gladiators||James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali, Luke Wood|
PSL 7 Official Anthem in 2022
Cricket fans across the country are excited about the release of the new PSL Anthem, featuring Atif Aslam, Aima Baig and Abdullah Siddiqui. Check out the video below!
PSL 2022 Venues
As per the latest updates on PSL 2022, Karachi, and Lahore are the two cities chosen to host the entire season of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Let’s get to know more about the number of matches to be hosted and seating capacity in the National Stadium, Karachi, and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, which are two of the most popular stadiums in Pakistan.
|PSL 2022 Venues||No. of Matches to be Hosted||Seating Capacity|
|National Stadium, Karachi||12||35,000|
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||16||27,000|
PSL 2022 Complete Schedule
Let’s take a quick look at the PSL 2022 schedule of all 34 matches that are going to be held in Karachi, and Lahore.
|27th Jan||Opening ceremony followed by Multan Sultans vs. Karachi Kings||National Stadium, Karachi|
|28th Jan||Quetta Gladiators vs. Peshawar Zalmi||National Stadium, Karachi|
|29th Jan||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||National Stadium, Karachi|
|29th Jan||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||National Stadium, Karachi|
|30th Jan||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||National Stadium, Karachi|
|30th Jan||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||National Stadium, Karachi|
|31st Jan||Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans||National Stadium, Karachi|
|1st Feb||Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans||National Stadium, Karachi|
|2nd Feb||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||National Stadium, Karachi|
|3rd Feb||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||National Stadium, Karachi|
|4th Feb||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||National Stadium, Karachi|
|5th Feb||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||National Stadium, Karachi|
|5th Feb||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||National Stadium, Karachi|
|6th Feb||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||National Stadium, Karachi|
|7th Feb||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||National Stadium, Karachi|
|10th Feb||Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|11th Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|12th Feb||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|13th Feb||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|13th Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|14th Feb||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|15th Feb||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|16th Feb||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|17th Feb||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|18th Feb||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|18th Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|19th Feb||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|20th Feb||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|20th Feb||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|23th Feb||Qualifier Match||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|24th Feb||Eliminator Match 1||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|25th Feb||Eliminator Match 2||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|27th Feb||PSL 2022 Final Match||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
PSL 2022 Ticket Prices
PSL 2022 ticket prices will range from PKR 500 to PKR 4000 for different enclosures in Karachi and Lahore stadiums. For the convenience of cricket fans and keeping in view the coronavirus SOPs, HBL—the official sponsor of the seventh edition of Pakistan Super League—has partnered with Bookme.pk for the availability of PSL 2022 tickets online. Here’s how to buy them.
How to Buy PSL 2022 Tickets Online?
- Visit Bookme.pk, the official online ticket selling partners of the event.
- On the website, you can easily pick the ticket of the match you want to spectate.
- In the next step, you have to fill out the necessary information to finalize the purchase.
- You can either go for online payments via your credit/debit card or pay cash upon receiving the ticket.
- In case you have selected the “cash on delivery” option, you’ll be provided with a unique order number.
- Tickets will neither be Refundable nor Exchangeable.
This brings us to the end of our overview of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Stay tuned for the latest updates on PSL 2022. If you have any questions or feedback regarding our blog, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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