LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday evening announced the schedule of the remaining four HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 matches, which were postponed on 17 March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The four matches will be held in Lahore on 14, 15, and 17 November with only the Qualifier and Eliminator 1 to be a double-header. Eliminator 2 will be played on the following day, while the event will conclude on Tuesday, 17 November.
The dates have been finalized following consultations and discussions with the four playing sides – Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, and Peshawar Zalmi – while start times will be confirmed closer to the event. The final four matches of the event will be played under Covid-19 protocols, including a bio-secure bubble for the players, match officials, and event-related staff.
The matches are currently planned to be held behind closed doors, though the situation will be closely monitored and will be reviewed in October.PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: “This announcement puts speculations to bed and provides absolute clarity and ample time for teams to plan and prepare for these crunch matches. HBL PSL 2020, the biggest cricket spectacle in Pakistan since the 2008 Asia Cup, carries total prize money of US$1million, including a winner’s award of U$500K along with a glittering and brand-new trophy, and a cheque of US$200K for the runner-up.
Saturday, 14 Nov – Qualifier (Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings), Gaddafi Stadium
Eliminator 1 (Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi); Gaddafi Stadium
Sunday, 15 Nov – Eliminator 2 ((loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1); Gaddafi Stadium.
Tuesday, 17 Nov – Final; Gaddafi Stadium.