ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The video sharing website YouTube will bring the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) to its viewers live after the event administration reached a landmark agreement with Google for digital streaming of much-awaited T20 league.
“We are thrilled at the prospect of partnering up with Google. This is great news for Pakistan Cricket and PSL fans, the ease and accessibility that YouTube provides to the viewer is unparalleled. I am sure that fans will now be able to stay tuned to all the action and the razzmatazz of Pakistan’s biggest sporting product!,” the Chairman PSL Najam Sethi said according to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) website.
The first edition of the PSL is set to kick off today (Thursday) with the inaugural match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The Franchise-based PSL will include 24 T20 matches in Sharjah and Dubai from February 4 to February 23 among five different teams including Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators.
All the franchises are empowered with the presence of international super stars like Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson in their squads.
Last month, the Pakistani government lifted the ban from YouTube, over three years after it was blocked across the country over blasphemous content which sparked violent protests.