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PSL 5 opening ceremony to be held in Karachi

The opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five will be held in Karachi on February 20, 2020 while the final will be played at Lahore on March 22.

According to the reports, Lahore will host 11 matches including the final this season whereas nine matches will be played in Karachi.

The Pakistan cricket board (PCB) is also considering Multan and Rawalpindi as venues for the 34 games with the UAE serving as an alternate option.

On Monday, the owners of all six franchises had a meeting with Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani and Managing Director Wasim Khan during the PSL Governing Council, where all agreed to play the entire league in Pakistan.

PCB, franchise owners on the same page for hosting PSL 5 in Pakistan

The board has been gradually moving to bring back cricket in Pakistan. In the last edition, PCB successfully hosted a number of PSL games in Lahore and Karachi featuring prominent Pakistani and foreign cricketers.

The country’s only cricket league will kick-off on Feb 20 and conclude on March 22. The players’ draft will take place in November this year.