2017 Pakistan Super League will be the second season of HBL Pakistan Super League championship which is schedule to be played in February and March. Islamabad United are the title defending champions in PSL-2 and will be taking on Peshawar Zalmi in the opening match of tournament on 9th February. The final of 2017 PSL will be played in Lahore, Pakistan.
The players draft for second Pakistan Super League season took place on 19 October 2016 in Dubai. Players were divided into 4 categories Platinum, Diamond, Gold and Silver. Lahore Qalandars who stood last in the inaugural championship, they picked 20 players first in the draft. Hence they picked first player of 2017 PSL draft and they chose to go with Brendon McCullum from Platinum category.
Brendon McCullum, Eoin Morgan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Moeen Ali, Mitchel Johnson, Wayne Parnell are expected to be a part of Pakistan Super League 2017 draft.
United Arab Emirates is the home match series for Pakistan cricket team and Pakistan Super League. Dubai and Sharjah to host 23 matches of 2nd PSLT20 championship meanwhile Lahore to host final on 7 March.
Just like first edition of Pakistan Super League, there will be five teams competing in the next PSL event. Islamabad United won 2016 tournament, hence they’ll be title defenders. As per initial reports, Sialkot franchise was also expected to be launched for 2nd PSL twenty20 season but it didn’t happened.
Let’s have a look at the playing teams in Pakistan Super League 2017.
The schedule and dates of 2017 PSL were announced on 2nd of November 2016. Opening match of championship will be played on 9 February between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai. The final of Pakistan Super League second season will be played in Lahore (subjected to security) on 7 March.
|9 February 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|10 February 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Dubai|
|11 February 2017||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|12 February 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|15 February 2017||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|16 February 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|17 February 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Sharjah|
|Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Sharjah|
|18 February 2017||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Sharjah|
|Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Sharjah|
|19 February 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Sharjah|
|20 February 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Sharjah|
|23 February 2017||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|24 February 2017||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Dubai|
|Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|25 February 2017||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Dubai|
|Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Dubai|
|26 February 2017||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Dubai|
|28 February 2017||Playoff 1: Team 1 vs Team 2||Sharjah|
|1 March 2017||Playoff 2: Team 3 vs Team 4||Sharjah|
|3 March 2017||Playoff 3: Winner Playoff 2 vs Runner-Up Playoff 1||Dubai|
|7 March 2017||Final: Winner Playoff 1 vs Winner Playoff 3||Lahore|
Pakistan based cricket fans can enjoy domestic t20 cricket league PSL on three broadcasting networks PTV Sports, Geo Super and Ten Sports. The list of broadcasters and tv channels is given below.
|Pakistan||Geo Super, PTV Sports, TEN Sports|
|Sri Lanka||TEN Sports|
|United Arab Emirates||OSN|
|West Indies||Flow TV|