With gradual efforts of PCB to bring cricket back home, this season is expected to be taken place entirely in Pakistan. This has been one of the most exciting news in the cricket world as Pakistan will be seeing its tournament for the first time in the country. PSL 5 draft date and teams are discussed as follows.
Nothing has been finalized yet but many speculations have been around in PSL 5 news. Fans are convinced that Pakistan will manage to host PSL 5 in its entirety and are excited about it. The Multan stadium is under renovation for the past year and is expected to host some of the important matches.
According to sources, the PSL 5 draft date expects it to begin on February 20th. It will be a month-long tournament as usual and will end on the 22nd of March. The first match will be played on the same day as the opening ceremony. It is expected to be played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators.
The players have not been finalized yet either and a careful selection will be done this time. Cricketers comfortable with playing all matches in Pakistan will be short-listed only and this has speculated that many we won’t be seeing many international stars this season.
Although much of the international lot is not expected this year, players like Darren Sammy and Shakib ul Hassan will surely be seen in PSL 5. There is hope too for more players as Pakistan has recently hosted Sri Lanka for a tournament that has ended successfully. Optimistically this will boost the players’ confidence and Pakistan will witness a great tournament of cricket.
For the final updates, let us all wait till November end, as PCB is set to announce the player draft then. After the draft, the venues and dates will be finalized as well.