PSL-5 to be played in Pakistan, Karachi to host opening ceremony on Feb 20

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and all the six franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have agreed to play the fifth edition of the tournament in its entirety in Pakistan.

According to reports, the play-offs and final of PSL 2020 will be held in Lahore while Karachi will host the opening ceremony on February 20.

According to reports in a meeting of PSL franchise owners with PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday, the PCB reaffirmed its commitment to playing the fifth edition of the tournament in the country.

Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi have been picked as the four cities to host the entire tournament which will span over 34 games.

According to details, Lahore will host 13 games, Karachi nine and Rawalpindi and Multan hosting nine and eight games respectively.

In recent years, Pakistan has hosted several matches including the final and some matches of the second, third and fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Pakistan has gradually revived international cricket since it was suspended following attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore ten years ago.