PSL 2020 schedule announced; Quetta to take on Islamabad in opener

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LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators, the defending champions will take on the two-time winner Islamabad United in the inaugural game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 to be played on Feb 20 at the Karachi’s National Stadium.

The 5th edition of the PSL will commence from Feb 20, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced here on Wednesday.

During the tournament, a total of 34 games will be played at four venues – Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan and Karachi.

Gaddafi Stadium will host the maximum number of games (14) while nine matches will be played in Karachi.

PSL 2020 schedule:

February 20 – Opening ceremony to be followed by Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, National Stadium

February 21 – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, National Stadium; Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium

February 22 – Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, National Stadium; Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium

February 23 – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Stadium; Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium

February 26 – Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Cricket Stadium

February 27 – Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium

February 28 – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings, Multan Cricket Stadium; Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium

February 29 – Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium; Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 1 – Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 2  – Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 3 – Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium

March 4 – Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium

March 5 – Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium

March 6 – Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium

March 7 – Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium

March 8 – Multan Sultans v Islamabad United, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings, Gaddafi Stadium

March 10 – Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium

March 11 – Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium

March 12 – Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, National Stadium

March 13  – Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, National Stadium

March 14 – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Stadium

March 15 – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium; Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, National Stadium

March 17 – Qualifier (1 v 2), National Stadium

March 18 – Eliminator 1 (3 v 4), Gaddafi Stadium

March 20 – Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1), Gaddafi Stadium

March 22 – Final, Gaddafi Stadium