The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is ready to surface onto the scene of lucrative cricket leagues of the world on February 4 and the organising committee has good news for the fans – the event is going to be streamed live on video sharing site YouTube.
According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) press release, the PSL has reached an agreement with Google to stream the 24 matches live on the website. In addition to this, video packages and match-related content including highlights will be made available to fans across the world.
PSL Governing Council chairman Najam Sethi said the development was great news.
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"We are thrilled at the prospect of partnering up with Google,” said Sethi. “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.”
Country Manager, South Asia Emerging Markets at Google, Tania Aidrus, meanwhile said: “This first-of-its-kind arrangement with HBL PSL is set to bring the best of Pakistan cricket to millions of fans in the country and around the world via YouTube.”
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The matches can also be streamed live on psl-t20.com and pcb.com.pk.
The five-team tournament kicks off on February 4 and will run till February 23. The opening ceremony, featuring performances from Ali Zafar, Sean Paul and Sanam Saeed, will be followed by a match between Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq-led Islamabad United and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed-led Quetta Gladitors.