Pakistan Super League fans, good news for you all! The seventh edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League will be held in Jan-Feb next year. The Pakistan Cricket Board and the HBL Pakistan Super League franchises have agreed to hold the T20 league at the start of the next year.
The official website of the PSL T20 uploaded a press release confirming the news. “After the successful completion of HBL PSL 6, the Pakistan Cricket Board and HBL Pakistan Super League franchises agreed on Friday that the seventh edition of the HBL PSL will be held in January and February next year,” the release read.
The decision was taken during a teleconference between the PCB and the franchisees. Wasim Khan, PCB Chief Executive, was representing the board. He was joined by Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer, GM Commercial Imran Ahmed Khan and PSL Senior General Manager Operations Usman Wahla.
The franchises' representatives including Salman Iqbal and Tariq Wasi (both Karachi Kings), Sameen Rana (Lahore Qalandars), Haider Azhar (Multan Sultans), Nadeem Omar (Quetta Gladiators), Nausherwan Effendi (Peshawar Zalmi) and Ali Naqvi (Islamabad United) were also present in the meeting.
Multan Sultans were crowned champions of PSL 6
Multan Sultans lifted their maiden PSL trophy when they defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 6 final. With the help of brilliant half-centuries from Sohaib Maqsood and Rilee Rossouw, Sultans secured a win over Zalmi by 47 runs to clinch the title. Sultans, having lost three out of four games, had not performed well in the first phase of the PSL 6. However, the Mohammad Rizwan-led side made a brilliant comeback in the second leg of the league and went on to lift their maiden PSL title. They won six out of their seven games.
With the HBL PSL 7 already announced, the teams will look to bring their best game when they take on each other in January and February next year. Sultans will look to defend their title, while the runner ups, Peshawar Zalmi will look to repeat the heroics of 2017 when they laid hands on the shining trophy.