Lahore to host Pakistan Super League 2022 final
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Sat Dec 04 2021
The seventh edition of the Lahore to host Pakistan Super League will start from January 27, 2022, with the format fixed for next Sunday (December 12). The league has been pushed forward by almost a month to make room for the upcoming tour of Australia in March-April.
The first 15 matches of the season will take place in Karachi from January 27 to February 9 and the last 19 matches in Lahore, with the final on February 27, with a tie-up between defending champions Multan Sultans and 2020 winners Karachi Kings.
The draft will also see player categories for Mohammad Rizwan, who guided Multan Sultans last year, Islamabad United batsman Asif Ali and Lahore Qalandars bowler Haris Rauf, who are now in the platinum bracket.
Each of the six sides comes in roughly, with a maximum of eight retentions from the previous tournament. With the player categories finalized, the replacement and retention window will close on December 10.
“I am glad that the HBL PSL 7 schedule has been released,” PCB chairman Rameez Raja said. “It will now get the ball rolling with the teams planning and finalizing their line-ups.
The PCB operations will speed up the delivery to ensure. That they provide quality sports facilities to the players as well as a five-star feel to the congratulation and our valued experience commercial partner.
“HBL PSL 7 will also start. Which will be a bumper year for Pak. cricket to play the full series with Australia men’s cricket team in March-April. With England men’s cricket team twice for the white ball and red ball for Pakistan. Will tour cricket.”
Among other changes, the schedule has been designed to ensure that all teams get equal games in Karachi and Lahore. There are only two venues selected as hosts for this edition. And so on, the same number of games under the light.