PCB Announces Schedule for the Postponed PSL 5 2020 Matches

Finally, some good news for Pakistani cricket fans! TayyarHo Pakistani fans?

PCB has finally announced the schedule for the remaining postponed PSL 5 2020 matches and people are ecstatic. Abruptly ending the series like that didn’t sit well with the cricket fans and it looks like they don’t have to wait any longer to be able to see their favorite players and their favorite teams playing once again.

It was pretty devastating when COVID-19 outbreak held PSL 5 2020 off and PCB had to stop matches immediately when some players contacted the virus. The matches were postponed on 17th March. Everyone was waiting for the moment PCB will announce the remaining PSL 5 matches.

And that time has finally come!

Postponed PSL 5 2020 Matches Rescheduled

Pakistan Cricket Board announced on 2nd September that the Play-off part of the PSL 5 will begin in November. The remaining four matches that were postponed are now scheduled to be held on November, 14, 15 and 17. Instead of the usual play-off round, we are only getting online a single Qualifier.

We have two eliminators and then the final to conclude the postponed PSL 5 2020 matches.

Teams Playing in the PSL 5 Matches

PSL 5 2020 started with 6 teams that were Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kinds and Multan Sultans. The PSL 5 2020 proved to be the season for Lahore Qalandars where they finally clicked and shone brightly with their talent.

Much to everyone’s shock, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators failed to make it to the play-offs. According to the new reschedule of the PSL 5 matches, first play-off will be played between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kinds, the second play-off will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. This is the first time that Lahore Qalandars will be a part of the play-off.

Postponed PSL 5 2020 Matches Dates

The first play-off between Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings is set for 14th November and will start at 2:00 pm. The second play-off between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi will also be played on 14th November and will start at 7:00 pm.

The third play-off is set for 15th November and it will start at 7:00 pm. The final of the PSL 5 2020 will be played on 17th November at 7:00 pm. All matches will be held at Gaddafi Stadium.

Managing PSL 5 Matches Amid COVID-19

Due to the current conditions, the PSL 5 matches will be played under strict COVID-19 protocols. That means there will be a bio-secure bubble for the players, event-staff and match officials. At the moment, the matches are planned to be held in-doors and without the presence of an audience.

However, the situation will be closely monitored and maybe the plans will change. The decision is up for review in October, so maybe a limited amount of audience could come and watch the remaining PSL 5 matches.

Rabia Tanveer
Rabia Tanveer
Rabia Tanveer is a graduate from Kinnaird College for Women and holds a Bachelors in English Literature. She is a seasoned freelance writer with more than a decade of experience in multiple niches.

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