Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024

A men’s T-20 cricket league introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2016, named as Pakistan Super League (PSL) that held every year normally in February and March. Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 has been sponsored by Habib Bank Limited (HBL) since its inauguration.

HBL PSL is one of the top cricket leagues in the world where cricketers from Pakistan and all over the world participate to showcase their talent. Initially, HBL PSL contested among five city-based franchise teams then turned into six teams from its 3rd edition in 2018 till now. Every HBL PSL team is owned and operated by investors separately.

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Pakistan Super League - HBL PSL 9 2024
Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024

HBL PSL is based on a double round-robin format where each participant team plays the group stage matches. After finishing group stage matches, the top 4 teams qualify for the playoffs for the race of their place in the final.

A total of 8 editions of this league have been organized successfully and the preparations for HBL PSL 9 are beginning, promising to be another exciting and thrilling HBL PSL season. Two of the six teams, Islamabad United (IU) and Lahore Qalandars (LQ) are the only teams who won the title of HBL PSL twice which makes them the most consistent performers and successful teams. Lahore Qalandars are the current champions of the HBL PSL and the only team to defend its title successfully by winning the HBL PSL 8 2023.

History

Twenty-Twenty also known as T20, the new format of Cricket lit up this sport since its introduction at the international level in 2005. As this T20 format of cricket earns more love and attention than the other formats. The concept of the introduction of a league in cricket was born following the leagues of other sports like football.

The first professional T20 cricket league was held in England in 2003 which wasn’t the franchise base cricket league. So, the first ever franchise-base cricket league was introduced in the world of cricket by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in 2008 with the permission and consent of the ICC (International Cricket Board) which earned fame globally.

Following T20 Blas and IPL, other cricketing boards in the country decided to launch their own franchise-base cricket leagues like Australia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and others.

After many discussions and meetings about the league, it was officially announced in 2015 by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to launch the country’s own Pakistan Super League (PSL). So, the much-awaited league for the betterment of Pakistan cricket finally began in February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates as the doors of international cricket were closed in Pakistan due to security concerns.

Pakistan Super League was one big step by the PCB towards the revival of international cricket back in Pakistan as a higher percentage of international players took part in the league. Two of Pakistan’s former captains signed with PCB as brand ambassadors of PSL for 3 years for its promotion.

The first two seasons of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) played with five teams. The names of these five participating teams were based on the provincial capitals and the federal capital of Pakistan. Later, the PSL management decided to add a sixth team which was added in the third season of the league in 2018. For the recruitment of local and international players, the organizers of PSL choose the drafting system which is used in many professional sports in America which is different from the auction system.

On 20 September 2015, the official logo of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was revealed by 3Di in a ceremony in Lahore which was attended by Pakistan’s current and retired cricketers and celebrities.

In December 2015, the organizers of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) sold the commercial rights for 93 million US dollars to the initial franchises for a period of ten years. Initially, in 2017, the market value of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was up to 300 million US dollars which has significantly increased in years since its inaugural season.

Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 Teams

Management of the Pakistan Super League was recently interested in adding another one or two teams in the 9th season of HBL PSL 2024. Now, it is finalized that this event also consists of six teams like the previous edition of PSL.

So, Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 will be played among the six following teams:

Pakistan Super League - HBL PSL 9 2024
Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024

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Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 Venues

To catch the live action of the HBL PSL-9 for fans all around the country, the PCB management has confirmed the venues of the 9th season of the Pakistan Super League 2024 could be as follows:

  • National Stadium Karachi
  • Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
  • Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
  • Multan Cricket Stadium

The PSL fixture venues for PSL 2024 are confirmed by the PCB, while, in the past PCB was thinking of shifting the venue of PSL 9 matches to the UAE due to the general election in Pakistan. However, PSL franchises denied the idea of transferring the PSL 9 2024 to the UAE. Now, the complete season of PSL 9 has been confirmed to be played in Pakistan, along with confirmation of the PSL 9 2024 venues.

The 1st match of PSL 2024 will be played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. However, some franchises showing their concern about cold weather and foggy situations. If the concern of the cold weather persists then the matches could be shifted to any other venue.

The Peshawar Zalmi also wanted to play their matches at home venue and the Peshawar stadium could be ready in the next 2 months but PCB has not confirmed this venue for this season. But, the PCB planned the exhibition match, which will be played at the Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar.

PSL 9 2024 Broadcasting and Live Streaming

You can watch the Live Streaming or Live Telecast of PSL 9 2024 on different platforms.

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HBL PSL 9 2024 Officials/Umpires

Match Referees, Officials, and Umpires of the Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 is announced by the PCB. The details are given below:

Umpires of PSL 2024

  • Richard Illingworth (England, member of ICC’s elite panel of umpires)
  • Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand, member of ICC’s elite panel of umpires)
  • Ahsan Raza (Pakistan, member of ICC’s elite panel of umpires)
  • Michael Gough (England, member of ICC’s elite panel of umpires)
  • Aleem Dar (Pakistan)
  • Tariq Rasheed (Pakistan)
  • Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
  • Rashid Riaz (Pakistan)
  • Asif Yaqoob (Pakistan)
  • Faisal Afridi (Pakistan)
  • Abdul Moqeed (Pakistan)
  • Nasir Hussain (Pakistan)
  • Nasir Hussain (Pakistan)
  • Imran Javed (Pakistan)
  • Alex Wharf (England)
  • Ruchira Palliyaguruge (Sri Lanka)

Match Referees of PSL 2024

  • Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
  • Ali Naqvi (Pakistan)
  • Muhammad Javed (Pakistan)

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Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 Commentators

The commentary panel and presenters of HBL PSL-9 are announced by the PCB. The details are given below:

Commentators of PSL 9

  • Ramiz Raja (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Waqar Younis (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Amir Sohail (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Bazid Khan (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Sikandar Bakht (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Sana Mir (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Urooj Mumtaz (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Marina Iqbal (Pakistan, English/Urdu)
  • Tariq Saeed (Pakistan, Urdu)
  • Ali Younis (Pakistan, Urdu)
  • Ian Bishop (West Indies, English)
  • Michael Clark (Australia, English)
  • Danny Morrison (New Zealand, English)
  • Simon Doull (New Zealand, English)
  • Pommie Mbangwa (Zimbabwe, English)
  • Mark Butcher (England, English)
  • Dominic Cork (England, English)
  • Mike Haysman (South Africa, English)

Match Presenters of PSL 9

  • Erin Holland
  • Zainab Abbas

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Player’s Draft for Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024

Since the beginning of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL), more than a hundred players (Nationals and Internationals) have been recruited every year through a drafting system. The number of applications for drafting from international players is increasing every year which is evidence of the demand for Pakistan Super League HBL PSL.

The setup of the HBL PSL teams is designed with a planned picking method. Players are picked as per their skills and criteria into the following categories:

  • Platinum
  • Diamond
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Emerging
  • Supplementary

HBL PSL teams can boost their squad from 16 to 18 players from each of the following categories:

CategoryNumber of Players
Platinum03
Diamond03
Gold03
Silver05
Emerging02
Supplementary02 (Optional)
Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024

Draft picks must be made according to the above-mentioned sequence for each category. HBL PSL team management has only 02 minutes for every pick in the first three rounds which is a platinum category and 1.5 minutes (90 seconds) for every rest of the above-mentioned rounds. Every team must arrange their squad with the combination of the above-mentioned rules during making their picks.

The drafting date of HBL PSL 2024 is announced by the PCB and the drafting session will commence on December 13th, 2023 at 3:00 pm. The PSL draft 9 will be telecast on Geo Super. You can watch PSL Draft 9 2024 live on Geo Super. The date and time of PSL Drafting Season 9 was announced by the PCB earlier. Details of players picked from each category of each team will be provided after its drafting.

Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 Prize Money

Islamabad United is the Champion of the PSL 9 2024 and got prize money of Rs. 140 Million. IU beats the Multan Sultans and wins the trophy third time in PSL history.

Winner and Runner-Up of PSL

Winners and Runner-Up’s details of the previous seasons of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) are below here.

Pakistan Super League - HBL PSL 9 2024
Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024

Opening Ceremony of PSL 9 2024

The opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 9 will be held at 06:30 PM on 17th February 2024 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Ali Zafar, Aima Baig, Arif Lohaar, Leo Twins, Natasha Baig, and Noori will perform in the opening ceremony of the Pakistan Super Leagues. Fireworks & a mesmerizing laser show will also lit-up the opening ceremony. Gates shall open to the public for entry at 03:30 PM. Book your tickets now at pcb.tcs.com.pk.

Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 Anthem

The wait for the Pakistan Super League anthem is always on by the fans. Many famous singers of Pakistan sing the anthem of PSL including Ali Zafar, Fawad Khan, Ali Azmat, Naseebo Lal, Aaima Baig, Atif Aslam and Asim Azhar etc.

Finally, the wait is over as the official Anthem of HBL PSL 9 2024 has been launched by the Pakistan Cricket Board on social media platforms through the official accounts of the Pakistan Super League. The title of the PSL 9 anthem is “Khul ke khel” which is sung by Pakistan’s famous singers, Ali Zafar & Aima Baig. Cricket fans all around the world can enjoy the PSL 2024 official anthem on the official social media accounts of the Pakistan Super League.

A few days ago, PCB revealed that Ali Zafar along with Aaima Baig, a famous singer of Pakistan, will sing the anthem of Pakistan Super League 2024. After so much criticism of the PSL anthem in the previous edition, fans demanded the anthem from Ali Zafar. Ali Zafar sang the anthem of PSL 1st edition (i.e., Sitti Bajay gi Saij Sajay ga) and it gained more popularity among the PSL fans.

HBL PSL 9 2024 Trophy

The trophy unveiling ceremony of the HBL PSL 9 2024 is conducted on 13 February 2024 in Lahore. The trophy unveiling ceremony is witnessed by the presence of all captains and owners of franchises along with the PCB Chairman and officials.

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Conclusion

Pakistan Super League is a T20 event organized by the PCB. 8 edition of PSL has been conducted successfully. Now, it is the 9th edition of PSL, which is going to be organized in February 2024. Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL 9 2024 has six teams in its 9th edition. PSL 9 is the top-rated league among the different cricket leagues like IPL, LPL, BPL, CPL, etc. Fans are eagerly waiting for PSL 9 2024 live-action.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is PSL?

PSL is the Pakistan Super League and is organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

How many editions have been played in PSL?

PCB has organized 8 successful editions of the Pakistan Super League – HBL PSL. Now, it is the 9th edition of PSL which is going to be held in February 2024.

How many teams are there in HBL PSL 9 2024?

There are six teams that are going to participate in the PSL 9 2024 i.e.; Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, and Karachi Kings.

What is a PSL draft?

PSL Draft is a session in which franchises pick their players from different categories according to the assigned pick order.

What is the commencement date of PSL Draft 2024?

PSL Draft 9 will be on air at 3:00 PM on 13 December 2023 and it will be broadcast on Geo Super. You can watch PSL Draft Session 9 live on Geo Super.

Who will sing the PSL 9 2024 anthem?

PCB revealed on different social media platforms that Ali Zafar will sing the anthem for PSL season 9.