StarTimes acquires exclusive Pakistan cricket super league rights

StarTimes Media has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the Pakistan Super League for the 2017 and 2018 season.

The digital content provider secured the rights for the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. However, in South Africa, StarTimes got non-exclusive media rights. The Pakistan Super League is a franchise Twenty20 cricket league. It was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2016.

StarTimes Kenya will start to broadcast the league on February 9 to March 5.

The most tantalizing matches will see five teams play in Dubai and Sharjah. The five teams nominally representing major cities in Pakistan. Each team will play each other twice in the league stage of the tournament in a double round robin format. Following the group stage, the top four teams will qualify for the playoff stage of the tournament.

The teams which take part in the Pakistan launched Twenty20 competition titled PSL includes, Islamabad United Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators.

According to Pakistan Super League chairman Najam Sethi, the 2017 finals will be held in Lahore.

Incidentally, Lahore is the city where the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by armed terrorists in 2009. The league finals will be looking to honour the victims of the attack.