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PSL 9 to Kick off in Lahore on February 17, Karachi to Host Final on March 1

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has revealed the schedule for the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the country’s premier T20 tournament. The PSL 9 will start on February 17, 2024, and end on March 18, 2024, with 34 matches to be played across four cities.

The defending champions, Lahore Qalandars, will take on the two-time winners, Islamabad United, in the opening match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The Qalandars, led by Shaheen Afridi, will be hoping to repeat their stellar performance from the last season, when they lifted the trophy for the second time in PSL history. The United, captained by Shadab Khan, will be aiming to reclaim the title they last won in 2018.

The PSL 9 will feature six teams: Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, and Multan Sultans.

The playoffs will be held in Karachi, where the National Bank Stadium will host the Qualifier, two Eliminators, and the final. The Qualifier, between the first and second-placed teams, will be played on March 14, 2024. The Eliminator 1, between the third and fourth-placed teams, will be played on March 15, 2024. The Eliminator 2, between the winner of Eliminator 1 and the loser of Qualifier, will be played on March 16, 2024. The final, between the winner of Qualifier and the winner of Eliminator 2, will be played on March 18, 2024.

The PSL 9 will be divided into two legs, with the first leg comprising 14 matches to be played in Lahore and Multan from February 17 to 27, 2024. The second leg will consist of 16 matches to be played in Karachi and Rawalpindi from February 28 to March 12, 2024.

The PSL 9 will also witness some exciting clashes between the arch-rivals, Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings. The two teams will face each other twice in the tournament, once in Lahore on February 24, 2024, and once in Karachi on March 9, 2024. The fans of both teams will be eagerly waiting for these matches, as they have always been high-voltage encounters in the past.

The PSL 9 will also showcase some of the best local and international talent in the T20 format. The PSL 9 promises to be a thrilling and entertaining spectacle for the cricket lovers in Pakistan and around the world.

The PSL 9 will be a great opportunity for the fans to witness some thrilling cricket action and support their favourite teams and players. The tickets for the matches will be available online and at the designated outlets soon.

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