It is state owned network available both on satellite and local cable across Pakistan and other region of this beautiful earth. PTV Sports was launched on 14 January with an objective to reach at every door step of Pakistan based viewers and sport lovers.
Former Pakistani national team captains Wasim Akram and Rameez Raja signed up to promote the PSL and become brand ambassadors of the league for three years. The league uses a draft system for player recruitment similar to that used in many North American professional sports leagues and as opposed to the auction system used in some other T20 leagues.
Expansion[ edit ] The possibility of adding a sixth team to the league in ,  possibly in Azad Kashmir , was also under discussion, but was rejected by May Every team plays each other twice and the top four advance to the Playoffs.
The league follows the rules and regulations dictated by the International Cricket Council , although it introduced DRS system in T20s which was later emulated by International Cricket Council as well.
In the group stage, two points are awarded for a win, one for a no-result and none for a loss. In the event of tied scores after both teams have faced their quota of overs, a super over is used to determine the match winner.
In the group stage teams are ranked on the following criteria: Higher number of points If equal, better run rate If equal, highest number of wins If equal, fewest losses If still equal, the results of head to head meeting In any play-off match in which there is no result, a super over is used to determine the winner.
If the super over is not possible or the result of the over is a tie, the team which finished in the highest league position at the end of the regular season is deemed the winner of the match. Teams[ edit ] According to a PCB press release, around 20 parties showed an interest in buying franchises for the league before the first season.