Pakistan Super League 2016 will be the first edition of Pakistan Super League which is scheduled to take place in United Arab Emirates. Due to sponsorship reasons it will be known as HBL PSL 2016. Earlier it was declared that tournament will be held in Qatar but PCB shifted it to UAE and will be played from 4 to 23 February in Sharjah and Dubai.
Pakistan cricket legends Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja were appointed as the official ambassadors of Pakistan Super League.
There will be 5 teams taking participation in the 1st season of PSL. Each team will consist of 16 players in which 5 overseas players are must.
1. Islamabad United
2. Karachi Kings
3. Peshawar Zalmi
4. Lahore Qalandars
5. Quetta Gladiators
See more: Pakistan Super League 2016 full squads
PCB has released the official fixtures and schedule of tournament. HBL PSL 2016 schedules to begin with opening game between Quetta and Islamabad. Final match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 23 February. Have a look at the full schedule and fixtures of PSLT20.
|4 February 2016||Match 1||Islamabad vs Quetta||Dubai|
|5 February 2016||Match 2||Karachi vs Lahore||Dubai|
|Match 3||Peshawar vs Islamabad||Dubai|
|6 February 2016||Match 4||Quetta vs Karachi||Dubai|
|Match 5||Lahore vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|7 February 2016||Match 6||Islamabad vs Karachi||Dubai|
|Match 7||Quetta vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|8 February 2016||Match 8||Lahore vs Quetta||Dubai|
|10 February 2016||Match 9||Islamabad vs Lahore||Sharjah|
|11 February 2016||Match 10||Karachi vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|Match 11||Islamabad vs Quetta||Sharjah|
|12 February 2016||Match 12||Karachi vs Lahore||Sharjah|
|Match 13||Peshawar vs Islamabad||Sharjah|
|13 February 2016||Match 14||Quetta vs Karachi||Sharjah|
|Match 15||Lahore vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|14 February 2016||Match 16||Islamabad vs Karachi||Sharjah|
|Match 17||Quetta vs Peshawar||Sharjah|
|16 February 2016||Match 18||Lahore vs Quetta||Dubai|
|17 February 2016||Match 19||Karachi vs Peshawar||Dubai|
|Match 20||Islamabad vs Lahore||Dubai|
|19 February 2016||Match 21||Playoff-1||Dubai|
|20 February 2016||Match 22||Playoff-2||Dubai|
|21 February 2016||Match 23||Playoff-3||Dubai|
|23 February 2016||Match 24||Final||Dubai|
The broadcasting rights for PSL 2016 have been awarded to PTV Sports and TEN Sports. Sunset+Vine is announced as the official broadcasting partner for Pakistan Super League.