Why PSL was postponed?
The sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been delayed due to a rash of positive Covid-19 test results, with up to 7 players or authorities receiving positive results in less than one week. The league had to cut short its fifth season last season due to the pandemic, but it rescheduled the remaining matches for November 2020. This season, incidents gradually grew until dramatic events forced the championship to be suspended, with less than half of the 34 games completed. The timeline below shows how things came to a head.
A player from the Lahore Qalandars tests positive for Covid-19 and exhibits symptoms just one day before the start of the sixth season. He was placed in isolation for ten days.
Daren Sammy and Captain Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi broke the bio-secure bubble that had been erected for all team members in Karachi hotel one evening before the opening game by meeting with their franchiser Javed Afridi, who was not a member of the bubble. The pair was placed on three-day quarantine and told that they would have to pass two negative tests before rejoining the team.
Due to not having served the three-day quarantine period, Sammy and Wahab are allowed to reincorporate with the squad after Zalmi files an appeal with the PSL’s event committee for a concession. Within 48 hours, the pair had returned two negative tests. The results of the second test were available in the morning, which causes Peshawar’s departure for the stadium to be delayed. Later, with Sammy in the dugout, Riaz leads his team to a loss against Qalandars.
After Fawad Ahmed returned a positive test, the game among Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators was first postponed and then rescheduled for the following day. Ahmed, who had started to show symptoms, was placed in isolation according to a United statement. That suggests it happened on February 27, implying he was placed in isolation shortly after playing his first game of the season, against Zalmi. All other members of United and Gladiators are subjected to rapid-fire tests, which all come back negative.
All players and officials are subjected to PCR testing. they said The rescheduled game will go on as planned, but the PCB says it will not undertake to test every fourth day as previously planned.
Two more performers, including Tom Banton, and one member of the support staff test positive. The PCB meets with franchises to reassure them and to reiterate the importance of players adhering to the protocols. The board stated that their bubble protocols are secure, though it does recognise that they are not foolproof “Living in a bubble is difficult, and managing it is even more difficult. This has happened in a variety of sports around the world, including the NFL, NHL, Formula One, and the Australian Open. While breaches do occur, this does not imply that the bubble is weak or that there are loopholes.”
After the positive tests, the league’s ownership and management meet to chart a course for the league’s future. One option being discussed is skipping the Lahore leg and finishing the season in Karachi. At least two franchises are vehemently opposed to the idea. The PCB also announced that all players and officials will be offered vaccines.
Three more gamers test positive, and Australian Dan Christian announces his withdrawal from the tournament due to the Covid-19 cases. Soon after, the PCB announced that the league would be postponed with immediate effect. According to the board, the new cases did not come from any of the teams that competed in Wednesday’s double-header, ruling out players from the Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Sultans, or Quetta Gladiators.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) Restart Date in 2021
Initially, the Pakistan Super League’s(PSL) schedule was set for February to March 2021. However, due to the growing Covid-19 pandemic, PSL officials suspended the remaining matches on March 3rd. PSL 2021 has been rescheduled to begin on June 1st, according to PCB. As a result, all remaining matches began on June 1, 2021. All of the matches were held behind closed doors and with safety precautions in place.
All PSL Winners and Champions List-Year Wise
Here is the complete list of PSL winners and champions; we’ll go over each year’s winners in detail, as well as trophy winners throughout PSL history. The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a domestic franchise cricket league in Pakistan. The PCB is in charge of the league. The PSL’s inaugural season, in 2016, was played entirely in the United Arab Emirates.
If we’re talking about the PSL, we’re talking about all of the season finals winners, PSL history, and all of the previous PSL winners. Islamabad United has won the league title twice, and has the league’s longest winning streak. Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators won other PSL trophies, while the Karachi Kings (PSL finals, Karachi) won it once each.
Pakistan Super League Teams
- Islamabad United
- Karachi Kings
- Multan Sultans
- Peshawar Zalmi
- Quetta Gladiators
- Lahore Qalandars
- PSL Cup Winners
First PSL Winner 2016
It’s a wonderful time to reflect on the previous PSL 1 champions. Islamabad United is the only team to win the PSL 1 trophy, having done so twice.
United’s only victory over QuettaGladiators in a final was in 2016 when they won the inaugural season in Dubai by six wickets.
PSL 2017 Winner: Peshawar Zalmi
Peshawar Zalmi had beaten Quetta Gladiators at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in the second PSL season.
Peshawar Zalmi won the match by 58 runs. Darren Sammy scored 28 runs off 11 balls, including one four and three sixes.
PSL 2018 Winner: Islamabad United
The PSL 3rd was won by Islamabad United against Peshawar Zalmi at the National Cricket Stadium. With 19 balls remaining, they won by three wickets. Luke Ronchi, the player of the match, hit four fours and five sixes in 26 balls to score 52 runs.
PSL 2019 Winner: Quetta Gladiators
At National Stadium Karachi, Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets. The player of the match was Mohammad Hasnain (Quetta Gladiators).
PSL 2020 Winner Final: Karachi Kings
At National Stadium in Karachi, Team Karachi Kings defeated Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets in 2020 final. Babar Azam was named the Player of the Match and Man of the Match.
PSL Final Winner 2021: Multan Sultan
When it comes to PSL final results, the tournament has had six editions, with Peshawar Zalmi losing PSL 6, 2021, and Multan Sultan being the most recent PSL champion.
The 2022 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 7 or HBL PSL 2022 for sponsorship reasons) is the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League, franchisors Twenty20 cricket league established in 2015 by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The league will begin on January 27, 2022, and the final will take place on February 27, 2022.
Details of PSL 2022
|Thursday, Jan 27 Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings 1st Match at National Stadium, Karachi Multan Sultans won by 7 wkts|
|Friday, Jan 28 Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators 2nd Match at National Stadium, Karachi Peshawar Zalmi won by 5 wkts|
|Saturday, Jan 29 Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans 3rd Match at National Stadium, Karachi Multan Sultans won by 5 wkts|
|Saturday, Jan 29 Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators 4th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Quetta Gladiators won by 8 wkts|
|Sunday, Jan 30 Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United 5th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Islamabad United won by 9 wkts|
|Sunday, Jan 30 Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 6th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Lahore Qalandars won by 6 wkts|
|Monday, Jan 31 Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans 7th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Multan Sultans won by 6 runs|
|Tuesday, Feb 01 Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans 8th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Multan Sultans won by 20 runs|
|Wednesday, Feb 02 Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars 9th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Lahore Qalandars won by 29 runs|
|Thursday, Feb 03 Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United 10th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Islamabad United won by 43 runs|
|Feb 04, Fri Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 11th Match at National Stadium, Karachi Peshawar Zalmi won by 9 runs|