PCB reschedule PSL 5 matches, final to take place on March 18


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rescheduled the remaining matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five, ARY News reported.

The final which was scheduled on March 22nd in Lahore will now be played on March 18th. The play-offs have been replaced with semi-finals on March 17th.

The decision means PSL 5 will be reduced by four days and there will now be 33 matches as opposed to 34.

According to the revised schedule, the 17 March semi-finals will be double-headers and will be held at the Gaddafi Stadium.

The first semi-final will be played between table-toppers with the fourth-placed side at 2 pm.  This match will be followed by the second semi-final, which will begin at 7 pm, between the second and third-placed teams. The final will be played on 18 March and will start at 7 pm.

It must be noted that all these changes have been made after consulting with the franchise owners.

PCB also announced that they are in contact with Punjab Government and if they receive guidance from them in regard to allowing fans to watch the last four matches at the Gaddafi Stadium. An announcement on this will be made in due course.

Revised schedule:

13 March – Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans in Karachi

14 March – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United in Karachi

15 March – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars in Lahore

15 March – Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings in Karachi

17 March – 1st semi-final (1 v 4); 2nd semi-final (2 v 3) in Lahore

18 March –  Final in Lahore