After the success of the first edition, the second edition of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) is going to be held in Dubai and Sharjah from February 9, 2017. This time again, five teams will battle for the winner’s trophy. The number of matches has been increased from 16 to 18, and the opening ceremony will be held on February 9, 2017 followed by the first match of the season. The PSL Chairman, Najam Sethi, has declared that this year’s final will be played in Lahore on March 7, 2017 which can pave the way for the return of international cricket back to the country. With the exception of the Zimbabwean team’s visit last year, all other international teams have refused to visit Pakistan. Sethi’s plan is appreciable, as this would help to promote a positive image of the country that could clear the way for the return of international cricket to Pakistan. 

SANAULLAH SAMAD,  

Turbat, November 6.