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DUBAI (Staff Report) – Pakistan Super League (PSL), the first ever international T20 league of Pakistan, is all set to begin in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 4 (Thursday).

The first game of the first round, which extends to 20 T20 matches, will be played on February 4 (Thursday) between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators at Dubai cricket stadium.

As many as five teams, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators; are participating in the event.

The five teams have been led by Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Azhar Ali, Shahid Afridi and Sarfraz Ahmad respectively while international T20 stars Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson and many others will also shine in the Pakistani league.

The first round will be followed by three quarter finals which will decide the top two teams that will fight in the final T20 game on February 23 at Dubai cricket stadium to win the event.

Islamabad United Squad:

Shane Watson (AUS), Andre Russell (WI), Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Samuel Badree (WI), Mohammad Irfan, Brad Haddin (AUS), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Babar Azam, Imran Khalid, Kamran Ghulam, Umar Amin, Sam Billings (ENG), Rumman Raees, Amad Butt Supplementary: Ashar Zaidi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Siddiq

Quetta Gladiators Squad:

Kevin Pietersen (ENG), Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Jason Holder (WI), Luke Wright (ENG), Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Gul, Elton Chigumbura (ZIM), Bilal Asif, Asad Shafiq, Mohammad Nawaz, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Nabi (AFG), Akbar-ur-Rehman, Bismillah Khan
Supplementary: Kumar Sangakkara, Aizaz Cheema, Ramiz Raja Jr.

Full Schedule and Venues List:

Date/Time Match Result
Thu Feb 4D/N 1st T20 – Islamabad vs Quetta
Dubai
N/A
Fri Feb 5D/N 2nd T20 – Karachi vs Lahore
Dubai
N/A
Fri Feb 5D/N 3rd T20 – Peshawar vs Islamabad
Dubai
N/A
Sat Feb 6D/N 4th T20 – Quetta vs Karachi
Dubai
N/A
Sat Feb 6D/N 5th T20 – Lahore vs Peshawar
Dubai
N/A
Sun Feb 7D/N 6th T20 – Islamabad vs Karachi
Dubai
N/A
Sun Feb 7D/N 7th T20 – Quetta vs Peshawar
Dubai
N/A
Mon Feb 8D/N 8th T20 – Lahore vs Quetta
Dubai
N/A
Wed Feb 10D/N 9th T20 – Islamabad vs Lahore
Sharjah
N/A
Thu Feb 11D/N 10th T20 – Karachi vs Peshawar
Sharjah
N/A
Thu Feb 11D/N 11th T20 – Islamabad vs Quetta
Sharjah
N/A
Fri Feb 12D/N 12th T20 – Karachi vs Lahore
Sharjah
N/A
Fri Feb 12D/N 13th T20 – Peshawar vs Islamabad
Sharjah
N/A
Sat Feb 13D/N 14th T20 – Quetta vs Karachi
Sharjah
N/A
Sat Feb 13D/N 15th T20 – Lahore vs Peshawar
Sharjah
N/A
Sun Feb 14D/N 16th T20 – Islamabad vs Karachi
Sharjah
N/A
Sun Feb 14D/N 17th T20 – Quetta vs Peshawar
Sharjah
N/A
Tue Feb 16D/N 18th T20 – Lahore vs Quetta
Dubai
N/A
Wed Feb 17D/N 19th T20 – Karachi vs Peshawar
Dubai
N/A
Wed Feb 17D/N 20th T20 – Islamabad vs Lahore
Dubai
N/A
Fri Feb 19D/N 1st Playoff – 1st Place vs 2nd Place
Dubai
N/A
Sat Feb 20D/N 2nd Playoff – 3rd Place vs 4th Place
Dubai
N/A
Sat Feb 20D/N 3rd Playoff – Playoff 2 Winner vs Playoff 1 Loser
Dubai
N/A
Tue Feb 23D/N Finals – TBD vs TBDDubai N/A

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