Season 9 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will start in February 2024. Peshawar will once again not be able to enjoy the exciting matches that season. The Hayatabad Cricket Stadium project is still not finished. Even though it has been two years since it was started. It was under the previous government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Read about is Peshawar planning to host any PSL 9 matches down below.
Is Peshawar planning to host any PSL 9 matches?
Peshawar is unable to host PSL matches since the installation of floodlight. It is vital, has not begun. The reports state that the stadium has cost more than a billion dollars to build, and it is still not finished. The opportunity to see their beloved national and international cricketers play in Peshawar is something that cricket fans are looking forward to with great anticipation.
In case you forgot, PCB is on board with holding all nine PSL matches in four different cities: Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, and Multan. Teams will begin to assemble on February 12 for a four-day tournament that includes practice and games. In the first match of the event, which will take place on February 17 in Lahore, the defending champions Lahore Qalandars will take against Islamabad United. On February 18, the Sultans of Multan will take on the Kings of Karachi in a match at Multan.
On the other hand, February 28th should see the debut match in Karachi, which is a matchup between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. The first match at Rawalpindi will be United’s match against Quetta Gladiators on March 1. There will be a total of six doubleheaders played throughout the event. Lahore and Rawalpindi will host nine matches apiece, while Multan will host five.
Karachi will host eleven matches. Karachi will host all four playoff games, culminating in the March 17 championship game. It should be mentioned that all teams have finalized their rosters for the upcoming ninth season. After a lengthy process of team selection, the tournament took place in Lahore’s National Cricket Academy (NCA). Here teams finalized their squads.