Pakistan’s domestic T20 cricket tournament, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), will begin with its fifth season on Thursday (Feb 20). The reigning champions Quetta Gladiators will be facing two-time winners Islamabad United at National Stadium in Karachi.
Also, this will be the first season of PSL, which will completely be played in Pakistan. The final contest will take place on March 22 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 20, 2020
As per a press release issued on Tuesday, PSL 2020 will carry total prize money of $1 million (₹7.16 crores). The winning team of the tournament will receive a cheque for $500,000 (₹3.58 crores) along with the trophy, while the runner-up team will be rewarded with $200,000 (₹1.43 crores).
A cash prize of $4,500 will also be given to the player of the match in all 34 matches, and another $80,000 will be distributed among the player of the tournament, best batsman, best bowler, and Spirit of Cricket awardee.
Apart from the abovementioned awards, cash prizes will also be given for other achievements during the tournament, such as best catch by a player, best run-out, and the most number of sixes.
Here’s the list of PSL winners in the past:
2016 – Islamabad United
2017 – Peshawar Zalmi
2018 – Islamabad United
2019 – Quetta Gladiators