The ground has been set for a fierce battle between Pakistan’s six favorite cricket teams in PSL 7. So, HBL PSL 7 will be a mega event when the pandemic has adversely affected the social gatherings and sports arena.
The spectators and the organizers are electrified to watch this battleground between the best players for a whole month. Everybody seems excited and engaged in the ‘Gupshup’, forgetting the political tantrums for a while. As a result, the PSL 7 has become a hot and trendy talk of the town.
PSL 7 IN PAKISTAN
On the other hand, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is leaving no stone unturned to make this cricket fever successful in every possible way. From the strict SOPs for the spectators to the player’s strict Bio secure bubbles, each and everything has been devised immaculately to ensure that PSL7 reaches its final match successfully on February 27 2022.
Nevertheless, whatever the scenario is, PCB, players, sponsors and cricket fans are all excited for PSL 2022. So, the cricket fever has gripped everyone, creating a stimulating and heating environment in this cold and chilly winter of 2022.
In this article, you will get everything you need to know about HBL PSL 7. So, let’s dive into this ever growing Pakistan Super League excitement!
PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE 7
To be cricket back into the home grounds and keep the culture of cricket alive, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launched Pakistan Super League in 2016. As a result, watching the enthusiasm of cricket lovers and receiving huge appreciation for its enthusiastic fan following nationally and internationally make it a groundbreaking sports event in the world.
So far, the six most significant events have happened with the growing interest of cricket lovers worldwide due to its short schedule and for having the best fielding and bowlers in the world. According to one report, the Pakistan Super League leads the Indian Premier League by a narrow margin due to the best players and quality cricket.
All in all, there’re six franchises with 20-25 players in each team group. Until now, the five biggest tournaments have been played in Pakistan. Finally, here is the list of Pakistan Super League’s six franchises.
- Islamabad United (Captain: Shadab Khan)
- Karachi Kings (Captain: Babar Azam)
- Lahore Qalanders (Captain: Shaheen Afridi)
- Multan Sultans (Captain: Muhammad Rizwan)
- Peshawar Zalmi (Captain: Babar Azam
- Quetta Gladiators (Captain: Sarfraz Ahmad)
Five franchises were launched in 2015, and Multan Sultan was added later in 2017. However, no new team will be added until the PCB announces the tenth season of PSL.
Above all, these teams are owned by renowned national and international organizations who have the commercial rights to the profit earned by each franchise. So, the list of the owners is as follows:
- Leonine Global Sports
- ARY Group
- Qatar Lubricants Company
- Ali Khan Tareen and Alamgir Khan Tareen
- Haier Pakistan
- Omar Associates
Therefore, each of the above franchisees has access to a large share as high as 98% of the total PSL profit, according to the new financial model devised by PCB. So, they have ownership rights to broadcasting, branding and other rights. As a result, they pay an annual fee to the PCB and earn equal profits from the PCB profit pool.
PSL 7 SCHEDULE
HBL PSL 7 schedule spans over one month from January 27 till January 27. Subsequently, 34 matches will be played between all the franchises. Out of these thirty-four matches, the fifteen games will be, thus, played in the national stadium of Karachi. And, the remaining nineteen match battlefield will be in the Gaddafi Stadium of Lahore.
So, PSL 7 schedule will be based on the robin round where each team will come face to face in two matches. After that, four teams will qualify for the playoffs tournament.
PSL 7 SPONSORS
Meanwhile, the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League has several sponsors. Certainly, they’ve sponsored this remarkable tournament, supporting cricket in Pakistan. Following is the list of leading companies investing in the PSL 7 in Pakistan. However, HBL is at the top of the list. So, that’s the reason this event is called HBL PSL 7.
- Habib Bank Limited (HBL)
- Jubilee Life Insurance
- Head & shoulder Pakistan
- Oppo Mobile
- Tapal Tea
- Blitz International
- Brighto Paints
PSL 7 TICKETS
Due to the Covid-19 and Omicron delta variant, 25% of the total spectators can buy tickets online only. The tickets started selling on January 11, 2022. Moreover, you can also buy limited tickets online.
- Visit the PCB official website: https://www.pcb.com.pk/
- Or, click on the link to buy tickets PSL7 tickets online: GUBGMHVpwcTsPFvNNVdG5DKtpv6UwksAfzw5aULcGzgG
PSL AND COVID
The PSL 7 tournament has been under strict SOPs due to the growing number of Covid cases in Pakistan. Initially, it was planned to allow only fully vaccinated people to view the PSL 7 live match in the national stadiums. Finally, all people above the twelve years were allowed to enter the stadium.
However, the policy was changed due to the rising positivity rate in Pakistan. As a result, the crowd will be limited to only 25% of the total capacity of the stadiums.
On the other hand, the PCB is committed to providing PSL entertainment through a flexible approach. It will arrange all matches even if the players are found Covid positive with only thirteen players available in a team. So, the plan of Bio secure bubble is in a way to make the event a success for a whole month.
PSL 7 POINT TABLES
You can receive the latest PSL 7 by checking the following HBL PSL 7 2021 points table.
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Moreover, if you want more updates on the PSL 7 2022, you can view the matches on PTV sports, A Sportan and Daraz Live to stream. So far, Islamabad United and Multan Sultans have been the favorite teams and the champions. Until now, Multan Sultans have been the favorite team in the 2022 match.
In short, The PSL is a massive step towards reviving cricket in Pakistan. Also, It proved itself that cricket is close to the hearts of people. Unfortunately, the pandemic-led and terrorism-led environment halted cricket in Pakistan for many years. But, PSL 7 brings smiles and cheers in such a depressing situation in the country. To sum up, don’t miss out on this exciting sport being played in the hard times of pandemic. So, enjoy this PSL 7 to the max!