Realizing the craze in the masses of Pakistan, the world cricket stage cannot ignore the massive audience that follows the sport. Ever since an unfortunate incident with the Sri Lankan team in 2009, no foreign cricket player was willing to travel to Pakistan. Although this was an emotional blow to the passionate Pakistani fans, they never lost hope that one day cricket will come back to their country. And boy, were they right!
With the frenzy around Pakistan Super League (PSL) taking place right now, we can see how it is playing an integral role in keeping our hopes alive as we see it growing bigger every year. With most of the tournaments taking place in Dubai over the years, it made a gradual transition to Pakistan when PSL held the Semi-finals and Finals in major cities like Karachi and Lahore. In spite of this move, not all foreign players would join their respective teams while playing in Pakistan, although they fully participated in the matches held out of Pakistan.
The year 2020 proved to be a turning point for cricket in Pakistan, as PSL finally took its rightful place in the country. Not only are all the matches taking place right here in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi, but we also have all the players joining the teams to play in Pakistan without anyone backing out.
The excitement is at an all-time high with every stadium being fully jam-packed. There is an air of jubilance and celebration with everyone playing their part to keep the spirit alive and kicking. We see even companies like PTCL who this year did not sponsor any team are still part of the PSL as they are constantly engaging with their audience by conducting polls on their digital platforms that are receiving a positive response. This proves that every Pakistani will always engage in any cricket-related activity. Previously PTCL sponsored the Islamabad United team and helped them win by putting their logo on their back.
With every fan passionately supporting their favorite team through different mediums, the excitement and celebrations continue. It is difficult to say right now who will take the trophy this year but we can easily say that Pakistan has won against all odds by having PSL back!
Happy PSL season everyone!