Pakistan Super League: Mashup of Cricket and Entertainment

After a long chaos, here is the big blow for the cricket-manic nation. In  a recent view, it seems that Pakistan Cricket Board is all set to gear the Pakistan Super League as marking February for its inauguration in Doha, Qatar.

PSL will be the first one of its kind, as it will have International cricketers from across the world, Pakistani players and will have showbiz ‘tarka’ along with it, PCB vows.

The mega event is scheduled to lighten up from February 4 2016 till February 24 2016; PCB placing their best efforts is in-talks with planners to make it better. As per 2016, it is scheduled that 5 sides will be playing 23 matches in the battle to win the title.

Official Launch of PSL
Official Launch of PSL

The unofficial teams list is as below:

  1. Karachi Super Stars
  2. Lahore Warriors
  3. Faisalabad Rangers
  4. Federal Vipers
  5. Sialkot Smashers



According the latest update, 50 of the foreigner player have agreed to participate in the event. Many of the leading cricketers of world cricket have also shown their possibility for the event.

Karachi team: Sunil Narine, Lasith Malinga, Sanath Jayasuriya and Owais Shah
Lahore team: Chris Gayle and Imran Tahir
Faisalabad team: Marlon Sammuels and Brad Hodge
Federal team: Hashim Amla, Brad Hogg and Scott Styris
Sialkot team: Andrew Symonds

The players in PSL, will be divided into five categories as far to consider their incentives. As concerned about the reward money, it will up to $1 million collectively.


Stars and celebrities will be ‘icing on the cake’

PCB vows to make it a perfect blend, not just a sporting event making it a complete entertainment. As top most celebrities from the worlds of music, fashion and films will be taking off as the ambassadors of each of the five teams of the tournament. That’s a great initiative and that will make us see the collaboration of  stars from two different fields.

Previously, we have seen this in Indian Premier League, as the Bollywood celebrities hangout with cricketers, cheers for them and shows respect to them.


Rana Hamza is local journalist from Multan and work for local news agency. He is also Feature Writer for Web.pk and very active in sports and showbiz news insights. He holds Masters in English Writing. Mashable Pakistans's Web Culture Reporter. Reach out to him on Twitter via email at hamza [at] web.pk. Hamza graduated from Emerson University of Multan in 2015.

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