1. It was initially planned in 2007 also the paper work started in 2007 but due to negligence of our board or people in board it took 8 years. Extra money was offered to foreign players to play opening matches in Pakistan which they didn’t agree.
2. PSL will be a great entertainment for the people of Pakistan who are crazy about this game and after a long wait of more than 8 years finally they will have a chance to see their domestic players playing with International players like Chris Gayle Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson.
3. PSL was first planned to be played in Doha due to MCL but after that PCB made an agreement with ECB and shifted it to Dubai.
4. The PSL official Logo Ceremony took place in Lahore where many film stars
and Players of women cricket team attended the ceremony.
5. Official song “Ab khel kay dikha” was sung by Ali Zafar also the slogan for
PSL is “AB KHEL KE DIKHA”
6. Former captains Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja have officially signed contracts with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to act as brand ambassadors of the Pakistan T20 Super League (PSL) for the next three years.
7. 1st edition of PSL will be simple having just 5 teams and only 24 matches which will be completed in less than a month to make this tournament effective and better. In the next editions of PSL the number of teams will be increased which will also increase the number of matches.
8. The commercial rights of franchises were sold out for US$93 million for the span of 10 years to the 3 Pakistani and 2 foreign groups.
9. Unlike IPL and other cricket leagues PSL has used a Draft system to select the players for the teams so that all teams become balanced.
10. In PSL players have been categorized in 5 different groups Platinum Diamond Gold Silver and Emerging category so that there will be no discrimination between Pakistani and foreign players and the top local players will be placed at par with international stars.
11. PSL also has introduced Supplementary Players that if some Player Gets Injured or miss the matches due to any reason then they can recall a player from supplementary players.
12. Each franchise has given a salary budget of $1.1 million, for the signing of players. A total of 16 players will be picked up from for every team. The teams will buy one icon player.
13. Like other leagues PSL will also use a Playoff system in which top 2 teams will play 1st Qualifier and the winning team will go the final and the other 2 teams will play the eliminator where losing team will be out of the tournament and the winner of eliminator will play Qualifier 2 with looser of Qualifier 1 and winner will go the Final
14. Winners will be awarded with $10 million prize money, whereas, each player will also earn over $50,000.