PSL 2020 to Return in November

Final four matches will be played in Lahore

Pakistan cricket fans

The remainder of the 2020 Pakistan Super League will be completed in November.

The tournament was suspended after 30 matches in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Six months later, the Pakistan Cricket Board have confirmed it will resume on 14 November.

“It was important that we produced these protocols so that our elite players can prepare for the upcoming season in the best possible and safest environment,” said PCB National High Performance Centre director Nadeem Khan.

“I want to thank our medical team for preparing comprehensive protocols, which, we are confident, will ensure safety and security for the players.

“This is an unprecedented situation which continues to evolve. We are committed to monitoring the situation, while broadening our scope and opening doors for more players on the circuit as we move ahead.”

The Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings will contest the Qualifier on 14 November.

The Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi will play the first Eliminator on 14 November, too.

On 15 November, the loser of the Qualifier and winner of first Eliminator will play the second Eliminator.

The final will be played on 17 November.

All four matches will be hosted by the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.

“We don't control recreational cricket but as the game's governing body in Pakistan, we can request all organisers to ensure that their participants are strictly adhering to the government-issued Covid-19 protocols,” added Khan.

“This is in their best interest as well as their close ones and cricket. Sport is a healthy activity and it needs to stay that way.”

The Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United did not qualify for the PSL 2020 play-offs stage.

PSL 2020 So Far

Pakistan captain Babar Azam of the Karachi Kings has the most runs in the 2020 PSL. He has scored 345 in nine innings.

Lahore Qalandars star Chris Lynn is in second position with 284 runs in eight innings. Lynn is currently playing for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League. Next month, Lynn will be with the Mumbai Indians for the Indian Premier League.

Qalandars seamer Shaheen Afridi, who will soon play in the T20 Blast in the United Kingdom, has 13 wickets in the PSL 2020.

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