MUMBAI: DSPORT, a premium sports channel from the house of Discovery India, will broadcast the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) LIVE for cricket fans in India. PSL, in its fifth edition, is scheduled to be played from February 20 March 22, 2020. All the matches will be played at key time slots of 2:30 PM IST and 7:30 PM IST respectively.
Vivian Richards, Legendary West Indian Cricketer and Mentor of PSL Defending Champions, Quetta Gladiators, said, “I am looking forward to PSL as this is the first major T20 league of the year in a heavy cricket season which culminates with World T20 later in Australia this year. Consistent high-quality contests in leagues such as PSL where players from across the world play help them to prepare better for global tournaments.”
The league boasts of swashbuckling cricketers from across the world. The long list of international cricketers participating in the league is led by Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Colin Ingram (South Africa), Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan (England), Chris Lynn, Shane Watson, Ben Cutting (Australia) and all the leading cricketers from Pakistan including Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Hasan Ali.
“The presence of international stars will ensure each and every match will offer high quality contest – a core proposition to engage cricket aficionados in the country,” said, Discovery – South Asia senior vice president – Affiliate sales and Sports business head Vijay Rajput said, “We are working towards aggregating marquee properties across variety of sports with an aim to engage passionate fan communities.”
The first match will be played between the defending champions Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United on February 20, 2020. Other franchises who will be seen in action include the likes of last season’s runner-up Peshawar Zalmi; Lahore Qalandars; Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans.