The 2021 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) starts on February 20, and we’ve got everything you need to know about watching it live: the TV channel it’s on, each match start time, the schedule, and streaming details.
The PSL has grown into one of the cricketing calendar’s most eagerly awaited T20 events, and the 2021 edition is set to run until March 22, giving fans more than a month of short-form action.
Karachi Kings are the title holders after Babar Azam inspired them to victory in the final, held just three months ago, with the COVID-19 pandemic having forced a delay to the playoff stages of the 2020 edition. The 2021 edition will once again be contested by the same six teams – Islamabad United, Lahore Qalanders, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi, as well as Karachi Kings. Four of the six teams will advance to the playoffs, after a double-round-robin group stage, in which each PSL side plays each other twice.
The competition will be played at two venues, in Lahore and Karachi, starting at the Karachi Stadium before heading to the Gaddafi Stadium. It is reported that crowds will be allowed in to watch, but that only 20 per cent of each venue’s capacity can be used.
PSL 2021 Live telecast: TV channel
PSL 2021 will be available to watch in many countries, including in the UK, India, and of course Pakistan itself. In the UK, Sky Sports will show the competition. Sony Pictures Network have the rights in India, as well as throughout south Asia, including in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, while PTV will show PSL 2021 in Pakistan itself. Sky Sport will show PSL 2021 in New Zealand, and Super Sport will show it in South Africa. In the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, Willow TV will show PSL 2021.
PSL 2021 Live telecast: Streaming
A number of the above broadcasters have associated streaming services. Outside of those territories, including in Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa, tapmad TV has streaming rights, meaning wherever you are in the world, you will be able to watch PSL 2021.
Pakistan Super League 2021: Fixtures and start times
At National Stadium, Karachi
Feb 20, Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, 7pm local time
Feb 21, Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi, 2pm
Feb 21, Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, 7pm
Feb 22, Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, 7pm
Feb 23, Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, 7pm
Feb 24, Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, 7pm
Feb 26, Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, 3pm
Feb 26, Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United, 8pm
Feb 27, Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, 2pm
Feb 27, Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United, 7pm
Feb 28, Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, 7pm
Mar 1, Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, 7pm
Mar 3, Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, 2pm
Mar 3, Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, 7pm
Mar 3, Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, 7pm
Mar 5, Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings, 7pm
Mar 6, Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, 2pm
Mar 6, Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars, 7pm
Mar 7, Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, 2pm
Mar 7, Islamabad United v Karachi Kings 7pm
At Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore
Mar 10, Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings, 7pm
Mar 11, Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, 7pm
Mar 12, Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, 3pm
Mar 12, Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars, 8pm
Mar 13, Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, 2pm
Mar 13, Multan Sultans v Islamabad United, 7pm
Mar 14, Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, 2pm
Mar 14, Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings, 7pm
Mar 15, Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, 7pm
Mar 16, Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, 7pm
Mar 18, Qualifier (1 v 2), 7pm
Mar 19, Eliminator 1 (3 v 4), 7pm
Mar 20, Eliminator 2 (Loser of Qualifier v Winner of Eliminator 1), 7pm
Mar 22, Final, 7pm