Pakistan Super League or shortly PSL is a newborn professional T20 league cricket which used to be held annually in Pakistan. The first edition of PSL was run from 4th February, 2016 to 23rd February, 2016. This is the highest level T20 cricket competition in Pakistan which is organized by PCB. The first season of this event was hosted in United Arab Emirates instead of Pakistan due to some political contradiction in Pakistan.
Though, it is a new T20 competition but also it is getting popular day by day. First edition was broadcasted some countries but it will increase this time.
Let’s take a look below where the list of broadcasting channels of upcoming PSL 2017 is given.
Pakistan Super League 2017 Broadcast Rights
|1.||Ten Sports, PTV Sports, Geo Super||Pakistan||2016 to Present|
|2.||Ten Sports||Sri Lanka||2016 to Present|
|3.||OSN||United Arab Emirates||2016 to Present|
|4.||Gazi TV||Bangladesh||2016 to Present|
|5.||Flow TV||West Indies||2016 to Present|
|6.||Prime TV||Australia||2016 to Present|
The launch of PSL was officially announced in September, 2015 by PCB. Former skipper of Pakistan national cricket team Rameez Raja and Wasim Akram were selected as the brand ambassadors of PSL.
Now, here we talk about 2nd edition of PSL. The schedule or schedule publishing date has not revealed yet but it would become the same way like previous season. The next season of PSL would probably begin in next February, 2017. Like 1st year, there will be five participants will compete in upcoming tournament in 2017. The tournament will be played according to round robin and playoff formation.
The official broadcaster rights were given to Sunset + Vine. They have got this for next four season of PSL since the inaugural season. Ten Sports will telecast this tournament in Pakistan in exchange for US $15 million as well as PTV Sports will show this for same cost. Geo Super network of Pakistan has also made an agreement to live cover this tournament in Pakistan as well.
Besides Pakistan, Ten Sports also broadcasts this exciting tournament in Sri Lanka. Whereas, United Arab Emirates will be the host nation like previous year, so, OSN will telecast this T20 event in there. In Bangladesh, Gazi TV, Flow TV in West Indies, Prime TV in Australia will telecast this one of the most prestigious tournament.
Alongside, Star Sports will also broadcast this amazing tournament in India, Sky Sports in New Zealand, Super Sports in Zimbabwe, MTV in Sri Lanka. Some channels will show it in exchange for huge amount of money and some will telecast for free. Besides, anyone can enjoy this tournament through internet as well as Youtube. Some other channels local and overseas will try to make a deal with the authority of PSL to broadcast this into their own territories but that are not yet confirmed.
PSL is currently sponsored by Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and they are under contracted for three years in exchange for US $6 million. So, upcoming season is also called HBL PSL 2017.