The first edition of Pakistan Super League was hosted in United Arab Emirates in February 2016 which was also known as Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League 2016 due to sponsorship reasons. PSL 2016 was played from 4 to 23 February in Sharjah and Dubai. Islamabad United won the inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League by defeating Quetta Gladiators in the final.

Pakistan Super League


Ground City Capacity
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Dubai 25,000
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium Sharjah 27,000


5 teams took participation in the first ever edition of competition. These teams were franchise based club teams in which local and foreign players were included. The proposed franchises are named after the cities in Pakistan.

1. Islamabad United

2. Karachi Kings

3. Lahore Qalandars

4. Peshawar Zalmi

5. Quetta Galdiators

Each team had 16 players excluding the coaching department.


Opening match of Pakistan Super League 2016 was played on 4 February between Islamabad and Quetta. The first PSL final match was played on 23 February in which Islamabad beat Quetta to win title. A total of 24 matches were played in the whole competition

Date Match Fixture Venue Result
4 February 2016 Match 1 Islamabad vs Quetta Dubai  Quetta won by 8 wickets
5 February 2016 Match 2 Karachi vs Lahore Dubai Karachi won by 7 wickets
Match 3 Peshawar vs Islamabad Dubai Peshawar won by 24 runs
6 February 2016 Match 4 Quetta vs Karachi Dubai Quetta won by 8 wickets
Match 5 Lahore vs Peshawar Dubai Peshawar won by 9 wickets
7 February 2016 Match 6 Islamabad vs Karachi Dubai Islamabad won by 2 runs
Match 7 Quetta vs Peshawar Dubai Quetta won by 3 wickets
8 February 2016 Match 8 Lahore vs Quetta Dubai Lahore won by 63 runs
10 February 2016 Match 9 Islamabad vs Lahore Sharjah Islamabad won by 8 wickets
11 February 2016 Match 10 Karachi vs Peshawar Sharjah Peshawar won by 3 runs
Match 11 Islamabad vs Quetta Sharjah Quetta won by 7 wickets
12 February 2016 Match 12 Karachi vs Lahore Sharjah Karachi won by 27 runs
Match 13 Peshawar vs Islamabad Sharjah Peshawar won by 7 wickets
13 February 2016 Match 14 Quetta vs Karachi Sharjah Quetta won by 5 wickets
Match 15 Lahore vs Peshawar Sharjah Lahore won by 4 runs
14 February 2016 Match 16 Islamabad vs Karachi Sharjah Islamabad won by 5 wickets
Match 17 Quetta vs Peshawar Sharjah Peshawar won by 8 wickets
16 February 2016 Match 18 Lahore vs Quetta Dubai Quetta won by 2 wickets
17 February 2016 Match 19 Karachi vs Peshawar Dubai Peshawar won by 5 wickets
Match 20 Islamabad vs Lahore Dubai Islamabad won by 5 wickets


19 February 2016 Match 21 Qualifier-1: Quetta vs Peshawar Dubai Quetta won by 1 run
20 February 2016 Match 22 Eliminator: Karachi vs Islamabad Dubai Islamabad won by 9 wickets
21 February 2016 Match 23 Qualifier-2: Islamabad vs Peshawar Dubai Islamabad won by 50 runs
23 February 2016 Match 24 Final: Quetta vs Islamabad Dubai Islamabad won by 6 wickets


Pakistan Cricket Board announced PTV Sports and TEN Sports as the official broadcasters for Pakistan. Global broadcasting rights were given to Sunset+Vine. Check the full list of broadcasters here.

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  1. Pakistan Super League is a thrilling Twenty20 competition showcasing smashing batting, sensational bowling and acrobatic fielding.

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