PSL Teams 2024: Latest News, Updates and Owners Lists

Shaun Tait Joins Quetta Gladiators as Bowling Coach

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In a planned move following Shane Watson’s appointment as head coach, Quetta Gladiators have announced Shaun Tait as their new bowling coach ahead of the upcoming PSL season.  Tait, who played a key role in shaping Mohammad Hasnain talent, expressed his gratitude to Nadeem Omar for entrusting him with the responsibility of guiding promising young bowlers like the pace sensation, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, and Mohammad Amir. Having previously mentored these bowlers during his tour with Pakistan, Tait highlighted  the necessity of managing workload for fast bowlers, stressing the challenges of consistent performance across multiple formats. 

During his time with Pakistan, Tait advocated for strategic use of fast bowlers and praised Hasnain incredible potential while emphasizing the need for utilizing his athleticism and maintaining an assertive on-field presence

The Gladiators’ decision to overhaul their coaching staff signals their commitment to break a four-season streak of missing the playoffs. Despite their past successes in the early editions of the PSL, reaching the final three times and securing the championship in 2019, the team aims for a fresh start under this new coaching setup.

Tait’s coaching journey takes a different turn as he joins the Quetta Gladiators, injecting his expertise into the team’s upgrading strategy for the February 8th to March 24th PSL season.

Ahmed Shehzad’s Emotional Farewell Message After PSL Exclusion: A Heartfelt Goodbye to the Pakistan Super League

Ahmed Shehzad

Despite consistent runs in domestic cricket and a recent National T20 Cup achievement,  Ahmed Shehzad found himself on the outside looking in for PSL 2024. Pointing to questionable franchise picks – some appearing to not quite match his usual techniques brilliance. He hinted at potential biases at play. Dedication to soon expose the reasons behind his exclusion, Shehzad sparked a debate about prioritizing top domestic talent in the PSL, promising to reveal the truth and holding himself accountable for ensuring fairness.

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Inside the 2024 PSL Auction

The PSL auction felt like an intense, high-pressure thriller as cricket stars battled for spots in the league’s top franchises from around the world.

Star Power and Unexpected Twists

The PSL auction was electric with Babar Azam, Rashid Khan, and David Malan stealing the spotlight. Their presence sparked fierce bidding wars as franchises fought tooth and nail to sign them up.

Surprises and New Talents

Among  the established stars, the auction uncovered emerging talents, offering them a platform to shine. Last-minute surprises and unexpected moves kept the PSL auction thrilling and unpredictable. Every sudden twist brought either gasps of shock or bursts of excitement across the room.

Setting the Stage

Team owners wore expressions of both exhaustion and excitement as the auction wrapped up. Holding onto their newly acquired squads, they saw each player as a vital part of their quest for PSL success. In their eyes, the upcoming season’s dreams were forming—a blend of seasoned expertise and daring young talent crafting a hopeful future.

Tickets for PSL 2024: 

To get tickets for the 2024 Pakistan Super League (PSL) season, visit the official PSL website or head to PCB’s main office at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Watch out for scams; only buy tickets from the official PSL site or locations recommended by the league officials to avoid fraudulent transactions.

PSL 2024 Ticket Pricing

 PSL 2024 ticket prices vary from 500 to 10,000 Rupees, influenced by several factors. Here’s a breakdown of key categories shaping your PSL experience and the associated costs.

 Elevated Enclosure 

VIP Box Seats

 Generally Enclosed areas

 The seating configuration and match type also impact the cost, offering fans a variety of options.

How to Buy PSL 2024 Tickets?

  1. Visit the official ticket portal.
  2. Pick Your Match: Choose your cricket showdown of choice.
  3. Budget & View: Select your ticket category – VIP box or general buzz?
  4. Dream Seats: Find the perfect view within your chosen category.
  5. Double-Check: Confirm your cart – seats and budget all good?
  6. Pay & Play: Select your payment method and cheer!
  7. Ticket To Thrills: Get your confirmation email and QR code – you’re in!

The Fastest Centuries in PSL History

Usman Khan (MS)12043279
Rillie Rossouw (MS)12151237
Fakkar Zaman (LQ)11557201
Jason Roy (QG)14563230
Baber Azam (PZ)11565176
Muhammad Rizwan (MS)11064171
Martin Guptill (QG)11767174
Harry Brook (LQ)10249208
Jason Roy (QG)11657203
Fakkar Zaman (LQ)10660176
Usman Khawja (IU)10556187
Sharjeel Khan (KK)10559177
Cris Lyn (LQ)11355205
Rillie Rassouw (MS)10044227
Kamran Akman (PZ)10155183
Colin Ingram (KK)12759215
CS Delport11760195
Kamran Akman (PZ)10761175
Sharjeel Khan (KK)11762188

All matches are scheduled to Start at 7:30 PM, Pakistan Standard Time

Most Sixes in PSL History

Fakhar Zaman stands out as the player with the highest number of sixes, marking a significant record in the league’s history. His tally of 100 sixes sets him apart, showcasing his exceptional ability to consistently deliver powerful shots over the boundary line.

PSL Revenue 2024

The Pakistan Super League 2023 made history by earning over Rs. 5 billion, way more than before. They got this huge amount from things like broadcasting rights, title sponsorship, and lots of fans packing stadiums.

PSL Owners 2024

Islamabad United, owned by Leonine Global Sports, is a two-time PSL champion, winning in 2016 and 2018. They beat Quetta Gladiators in their first victory and Peshawar Zalmi in their second. Their home ground is the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Leonine Global Sports also owns Hong Kong Island United in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz.

Peshawar Zalmi, owned by Haier Pakistan and led by passionate CEO Javed Afridi, carries the name of “youth” in its Pushto tongue. Haier Pakistan, a major electronics and appliance company since 2000, backs the team. They claimed their first PSL title in 2017, beating Quetta Gladiators in the final and making history as the first PSL game played in Pakistan

Karachi Kings, owned by the powerful ARY Group and led by media kingpin Salman Iqbal, Karachi Kings are a major player in Pakistan cricket. Backed by the ARY digital group, launched in 2000, the team boasts legendary Wasim Akram as its president. Kings roared to their first PSL title in the pandemic year of 2020, beating Lahore Qalandars in the final.

Qalandars from Doha, led by their boss Fawad from QALCO, are always strong in the PSL. They have grabbed the big trophy twice, and they play well every year. They even got really close in 2020, reaching the final! These fighters have won the gold, and they keep getting better and their fans love them. Watch out for the Qalandars, they might roar to victory soon again.

Multan Sultans joined the PSL in 2018, but their start wasn’t smooth. They couldn’t pay their fees, so they had to leave for a while. Thankfully, new owners came, and guess what? The Sultans just won the latest PSL season!. The team was taken over by Alamgir Khan Tareen and Ali Khan Tareen. Notably, Multan Sultans emerged as the champions of the PSL in the most recent season.

The Quetta Gladiators, owned by Karachi-based Omar Associates, Two finals, two losses – the Quetta Gladiators started the PSL with heartbreak. But they kept fighting, year after year. Finally, in 2019, they faced their demons, Peshawar Zalmi, again. This time, it was different. Quetta dominated, avenged their past defeat, and claimed the PSL crown! A sweet moment of triumph after years of struggle.

PSL Teams Net Worth 2024

Islamabad United, initially acquired for $15 million in 2015, has seen its value soar to a staggering $101 million, reflecting its impressive growth and prominence within the league.

Peshawar Zalmi, purchased for $40.5 million, currently holds a valuation of $40 million, indicating a slight dip in its net worth.

Quetta Gladiators, bought for $11 million initially, have experienced a modest decline in their valuation, now sitting at $10.5 million.

Karachi Kings, acquired for $26 million, currently hold a valuation of $23.6 million.

Lahore Qalandars, purchased for $25.1 million, lack readily available information regarding their current valuation.

Multan Sultans, entering the league in 2018 with a $41.6 million acquisition, celebrated their first PSL title win with prize money of PKR 75 million (INR 3.5 crore).

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