PSL fifth edition will carry total prize money of US$1 million
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Super League (PSL) fifth edition will carry total prize money of US$1 million as winner of PSL will take $500,000 cash prize while the runners up will receive a cheque of $200,000.
According to a press release shared, the league that the tournament will carry total prize money of US$1 million, with $4,500 set aside for each player of the match award given at the end of each match.
According to the statement, $80,000 will also be equally distributed to player of the tournament, best batsman, best bowler and for the spirit of cricket award.
“The remaining amount will be distributed for other match-related awards like best catch, best run-out and most sixes,” said the press release.
PSL set to kick off from February 20
The fifth edition of PSL is set to kick off from February 20 in Karachi. The 34-match tournament will be the biggest cricket tournament to take place in Pakistan after the Asia Cup in 2008.
The six-team tournament will be held across four venues with Karachi staging nine matches, Lahore 14 matches, Rawalpindi eight and Multan three matches.
In the opening match defending champions, Quetta Gladiators will take on two-time former winners Islamabad United at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Start who will perform at opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of the PSL-5 will be held at the NSK on February 20. Stars like Abrarul Haq, Aima Baig, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and rock band Soch will perform at the opening ceremony, according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar will perform PSL 2020’s official anthem Tayyar Hain.
DG Rangers Sindh reviews arrangements for PSL security
On the other hand, Sindh Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Omer Ahmed Bukhari visited National Stadium Karachi (NSK) to inspects security arrangements for PSL season 5.
DG Rangers got briefing from the security officials about the arrangements made to ensure foolproof security for the mega event. He also met with the officers and jawans of Sindh Rangers.