HBL PSL 2019 Schedule and Time
The PSL schedule for the 2019 edition has been released and will kick-start from February 14 in UAE. The last 8 matches of the PSL 4 tournament will be played in Pakistan with the final played in Karachi on March 17. SL 2019 Schedule is released and placed below.
The fourth season of the tournament will be played between February 14, 2019 and March 17, 2019 with matches expected to be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi during the UAE leg, and Lahore and Karachi for the final eight matches. Three of these matches will be played in Lahore and five in Karachi.
The number of teams in the PSL 2019 remain the same which means the number of matches in the PSL 4 will also remain pegged at 34. More information on the PSL 4 schedule 2019 has been released below.
The season begins with the first game between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars in Dubai on February 14, that will follow the opening ceremony which will be held on the same day. Action will move to Sharjah on February 20, while two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on March 4 and 5. Matches after that will be played in Pakistan.
The grand opening ceremony of the 2019 Pakistan Super League will be held on February 14, 2019, with performances from some of the biggest names in the global and Pakistani entertainment industry.
Pitbull is expected to headline the PSL opening ceremony this upcoming edition but it wouldn’t be restricted to just him as Junoon and popstar of the era gone by, Boney M will also make their presence felt. Others include the likes of Young Desi, Fawad Khan, Aima Baig & Shuja Haider as they look to light up the start of the fourth season of the PSL.
This opening ceremony will be followed by the first match of the PSL04 between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars.
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In the last season, there was a good demand for PSL tickets through the league stages of the tournament before it touched crescendo when the play-offs and the final came to Pakistan. The complete PSL fixtures with time are placed below for the 2019 edition.
PSL Schedule 2019 Time Table
|14th Feb (Thu)||Opening Ceremony / Match 1||Islamabad vs Lahore||Dubai|
|15th Feb (Fri)||2 + 3||Multan vs Karachi||Peshawar vs Quetta|
|16th Feb (Sat)||4 + 5||Islamabad vs Multan||Lahore vs Karachi|
|17th Feb (Sun)||6 + 7||Islamabad vs Quetta||Peshawar vs Lahore|
|20th Feb (Wed)||8||Quetta vs Multan||Sharjah|
|21st Feb (Thu)||9||Peshawar vs Karachi|
|22nd Feb (Fri)||10 + 11||Multan vs Lahore||Islamabad vs Peshawar|
|23rd Feb (Sat)||12 + 13||Quetta vs Lahore||Islamabad vs Karachi|
|24th Feb (Sun)||14 + 15||Peshawar vs Multan||Quetta vs Karachi|
|26th Feb (Tue)||16||Multan vs Islamabad||Dubai|
|27th Feb (Wed)||17 + 18||Lahore vs Quetta||Karachi vs Islamabad|
|28th Feb (Thu)||19 + 20||Multan vs Peshawar||Karachi vs Lahore|
|1st Mar (Fri)||21 + 22||Peshawar vs Islamabad||Multan vs Quetta|
|4th Mar (Mon)||23 + 24||Quetta vs Peshawar||Karachi vs Multan||Abu Dhabi|
|5th Mar (Tue)||25 + 26||Lahore vs Peshawar||Quetta vs Islamabad|
|7th Mar (Thu)||27||Karachi vs Peshawar||Karachi|
|9th Mar (Sat)||28||Lahore vs Islamabad||Lahore|
|10th Mar (Sun)||29 + 30||Karachi vs Quetta||Lahore vs Multan||Karachi, Lahore|
|12th Mar (Tue)||PSL 2019 Eliminator 1 (3 vs 4)||TBA||Lahore|
|13th Mar (Wed)||PSL 2019 Qualifier (1 vs 2)||TBA||Karachi|
|15th Mar (Fri)||PSL 2019 Eliminator 2||TBA||Karachi|
|17th Mar (Sun)||PSL 2019 Final||TBA||Karachi|
UAE Match Timings
Opening Ceremony: 7:00 pm UAE time / 8:00 pm Pakistan time (PKT)
Opening match: 9:00 pm UAE time / 10:00 pm Pakistan time (PKT)
Day Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time / 4:30 pm Pakistan time (PKT)
Night matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time / 9:00 pm Pakistan time (PKT)
Single-headers in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time / 9:00 pm Pakistan time (PKT)
Last season, there were three games that were played including the final in Karachi and two other playoffs in Lahore. We had seen six teams fight it out for the top honours, with each of the sides featuring in a two-leg round-robin league. Every team played 10 games and at the end of the league stage of the competition, the top four sides played in a playoff. The third season of the PSL was won by Islamabad United who defeated the Peshawar Zalmi in the final.
The 2018 season was als the first ever edition featuring six PSL teams instead of five and each side will play each other twice. That accounted for a total of 30 matches during the league stage of the competition.
This was followed by the playoffs. The top two sides in the group stages of the competition clashed first up, with the winner qualifying for the final. This was then followed by an Eliminator, with the losing team bowing out and the winning side taking on the losing team from the first Qualifier. This third match, also an Eliminator, will be played followed by the final.