The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rescheduled the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. The decision comes amid coronavirus outbreak fears in the country.
The official announcement was made on Friday afternoon. As per the new schedule, the final will be played on March 18 which was previously slated for March 22.
The playoffs have been replaced with the semi-finals on 17 March and the final on 18 March.
With this updated schedule, the PSL 2020 has been reduced by four days and there will now be 33 matches as opposed to 34.
According to the revised schedule, the 17 March semi-finals will be double-headers and will be held at the Gaddafi Stadium with the table-toppers going head to head with the fourth-placed side at 2 pm. This match will be followed by the second semi-final, which will begin at 7 pm, between the second and third-placed sides.
The final will be played on 18 March and will start at 7:00 pm. All these changes have been made with the consultation of the team owners.
13 March – Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, National Stadium (8 pm-11.15 pm). Rashid Riaz and Michael Gough (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
14 March – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Stadium (7 pm-5.15 pm). Ahsan Raza and Michael Gough (on-field), Rashid Riaz (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
15 March – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium (2 pm-5.15 pm). Shoaib Raza and Aleem Dar (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Nasir Hussain (fourth umpire), Mohammad Anees (match referee); Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, National Stadium (7 pm-10.15 pm). Rashid Riaz and Michael Gough (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
17 March – 1st semi-final (1 v 4) (2 pm- 5.15pm); 2nd semi-final (2 v 3) (7 pm-10.15 pm) (both matches at Gaddafi Stadium)
18 March – Final, Gaddafi Stadium (7 pm- 10.15 pm)