Pakistan Super League is back in limelight after COVID-19 flow is stemming down. After many deliberations PSL playoffs dates are finally set now PSL playoff matches will take place during November 14, 2020 to November 17, 2020 to decide the champion team of PSL 5 edition.
PSL playoffs 2020 fixtures includes 04 matches which includes 3 qualifier and the ultimate final which will decide the fate o the teams playing PSL playoff matches.
Pakistan Super League Playoff Teams
Four team that have qualified for Pakistan Super League playoff matches 2020 are Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.
However 2 times PSL champion Islamabad United and defending champion Quetta Gladiators were not able to qualify for the PSL playoffs 2020.
PSL Playoffs Schedule 2020
Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings –Qualifier
(3pm PKT, 10am GMT)
Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi –
Eliminator (8pm PKT, 3pm GMT)
Loser of Qualifier v Winner of Eliminator
(8pm PKT, 3pm GMT)
Final (Winner of Qualifier vs Winner of 2nd Eliminator)
(8pm PKT, 3pm GMT)
PSL Playoffs Rules
Top two teams of PSL 5 league round Multan Sultan and Karachi Kings will take on each other and the winner will confirm its entry in final of the Pakistan Super League 5 edition.
The loser of the PSL playoff qualifier will compete against the winner of 1st PSL eliminator match which will take place between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi in 2nd eliminator of Pakistan Super League Playoff fixture on November 15, 2020.
PSL Playoffs 2020 Venue
Interestingly all Pakistan Super League Playoff matches scheduled at National Stadium Karachi. Initially Karachi and Lahore were the joint host of the Pakistan Super League playoffs fixtures 2020 but due to smog in Lahore all matches will now take place in Karachi.
Many changes have been made to squad for PSL Playoffs by team managements due to COVID-19 restrictions and unavailability of foreign players due to other commitments which will be discussed in other article in details.
In all more than 21 foreign players have shown interest to play in Pakistan Super League Playoff 2020.