Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi believes the success at which the play-off stage of the recently concluded Pakistan Super League was conducted in Pakistan will convince more international teams to visit the Asian country in the future.
Luke Ronchi slammed a blistering half-century while Asif Ali played a brilliant six-ball cameo as Islamabad United chased down 149 against Peshawar Zalmi with three wickets in hand in the final in Karachi to seal their second Pakistan Super League title.
The Pakistan Super League has reached its pinnacle with title winners of the previous editions Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United taking on each other in the final at National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.
Kamran Akmal played a blistering 77-run knock as Peshawar Zalmi completed a 13-run win over Karachi Kings in the rain-hit 16-over Eliminator 2 contest in Lahore to set up a Pakistan Super League final against Islamabad United on Sunday.
Despite a last-over heroics from Anwar Ali, Quetta Gladiators were edged out by Peshawar Zalmi with a one-run victory in the Eliminator 1 contest of the Pakistan Super League at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The finalists of the previous season Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will be bidding to keep their hopes alive when they face each other in the Eliminator 1 contest of the Pakistan Super League in what will be the first game of the tournament in Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Luke Ronchi continued his scintillating form with 94 runs off just 39 deliveries as Islamabad United completed a chase of 155 runs in the 13th over with eight wickets in hand against Karachi Kings in Dubai to reach the final of the Pakistan Super League that will be played in Karachi.
Usman Khan registered figures of 17 for four as Karachi Kings bowled Islamabad United for 124 and later chased down the score in 17 overs with seven wickets in hand in the 30th game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
JP Duminy scored yet another half-century as Islamabad United chased down 148 runs against Quetta Gladiators in 18.2 overs with six wickets in hand in the 28th game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah to stretch their winning streak to six.
West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action following the recent Pakistan Super League encounter between Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators in Sharjah.
Fakhar Zaman slammed 94 off 50 deliveries as Lahore Qalandars registered their third consecutive win of the season with a 17-run triumph over Quetta Gladiators in the 26th game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Having already claimed a place in the play-off Quetta Gladiators will be aiming to finish in the top two when they take on bottom-placed Lahore Qalandars in the 25th game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.