The Pakistan Cricket Board has postponed the remaining HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 games by replacing the playoffs with the semi-finals on March 17 and the finals on March 18.
The decision means that the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 will be shortened by four days and there are now 33 instead of 34 games.
According to the revised schedule, the semi-finals will be played on March 17 in a double pack and will be held in the Gaddafi Stadium. The leaders of the standings meet the fourth-placed team at 2 p.m. This game is followed by the second semi-final, which begins at 7 p.m. between the second and third-placed teams.
The final will be played on March 18 and starts at 7 p.m. All of these changes were made in consultation with the team owners.
The circuit board is in close contact with the government of Punjab and, as always, will provide them with instructions on how to watch the last four games at Gaddafi Stadium. An announcement will be made in due course.
Pakistan Super League 2020 Revised schedule:
13 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, National Stadium (8 pm-11.15 pm). Rashid Riaz and Michael Gough (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
14 Mar – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Stadium (7 pm-10.15 pm). Ahsan Raza and Michael Gough (on-field), Rashid Riaz (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
15 Mar – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium (2 pm-5.15 pm). Shozab Raza and Aleem Dar (on-field), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Nasir Hussain (fourth umpire), Mohammad Anees (match referee);
Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, National Stadium (7 pm-10.15 pm). Rashid Riaz and Michael Gough (on-field), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Khan Afridi (fourth umpire), Roshan Mahanama (match referee)
17 Mar – 1st semi-final (1 v 4) (2pm-5.15pm); 2nd semi-final (2 v 3) (7pm-10.15pm) (both matches at Gaddafi Stadium)
18 Mar – Final, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)