After 26 matches been played in UAE, Pakistan Super League has moved to Pakistan for its next eight matches which includes four league stage matches and four matches from the playoffs. The final will be played in Karachi.
While promoting the PSL, Quetta Gladiators’ Umar Akmal made a blunder as he said, “Zaahir si baat hai Quetta ki team Karachi aayi hui hai aur hum apne home ground pe khel rahe hai, aur crowd jitna bhi support karega humari team ko, team utna accha perform karegi. Aur crowd issi tarike se har team ko support karega toh agla IPL (corrects), sorry PSL yahi pe hoga.”
In English it could be translated as, ‘It is obvious that with Quetta at home in Karachi, we will be playing on our home ground and more the crowd will support our team, the better our team will perform. And if the crowd continues to support all the teams like this then the next IPL sorry PSL will be played here only.’
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) March 10, 2019
After the Pakistan government shut down the Lahore airport temporarily, amid growing tensions between India and Pakistan, the three games which were scheduled to take place in Lahore were shifted to Karachi.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, Windies all-rounders Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy are among the overseas players to play in Pakistan in the PSL. While Pollard will be playing for the first time in Pakistan, Watson will be playing in Pakistan after 14 years.