Pakistan Super League Five 2020: How a sports event softens a country’s image?
This season is being played in various cities of Pakistan.
Like every year for the past five years, Pakistan has committed towards the cricket event that is played by Pakistan for Pakistan called the Pakistan Super League. The HBL PSL debuted in 2016, with all matches being held outside the country for security purposes. Pakistan Super League five, along with its predecessor events are sponsored by Habib Bank Limited. Pakistan Super League was created by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
It is divided into the total number of six teams, and the names are of these teams are of the country and provincial capitals. The teams contain various domestic and international cricket players, providing a new platform to build the international reputation of the country and building teamwork of the players. Pakistan Super League has been one of the most awaited events for which people across Pakistan are excited and getting ready.
This series might also become the chance for Pakistan to host any upcoming international cricket tournament. Pakistan has also hosted several international cricket matches in the past, but the International Cricket Board stopped that due to the increasing number of terrorist attacks in the country that might also be used to hurt international players.
About the Tournament
Pakistan Super League five includes six teams naming: Islamabad United, Lahore Qalanders, Karachi Kings, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultan, and Peshawar Zalmi. The total number of 34 matches is to be played between these six teams, and the winning teams get to take huge trophy along with cash prizes to take home with them. These teams include some of the best international cricket players from various countries that have to brighten up the image of Pakistan, which was tarnished due to the country’s political and terroristic situation.
Previous years, quite a bit of matches were played in Pakistan due to a large number of bomb blasts, target killings are robberies throughout the country, but that has had a drastic decline in numbers for the past couple of years. Now this year’s Pakistan Super League Five tournament matches are all conducted in various cities of Pakistan, which is a rather inspiring thing for all of us in the international media as this program has been consumed by millions of viewers across the world and many cricket fans are rather enjoying the match.
The PSL anthem that is recorded and released every year with the season-opening is also the main highlight of the event, which is rather a popular tradition accustomed to the tournament and sung by the top singers of the music industry in Pakistan.
During the Pakistan Super League Five, total 34 matches would be played in the period of 32 days and will be conducted in four major cities of Pakistan: Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan.
Pakistan’s image in the light of Pakistan Super League five
The news regarding that Pakistan Super League Five will have a matches conducted in Pakistan is such a high achievement that has placed Pakistan in the limelight. In addition to that, this will be very good for the country’s economy and will gather an extraordinarily large crowd of both national and international viewers. Pakistan Super League Five is the best way with which we can portray our country and our heritage that might be able to remove the tarnish that was once associated with the country’s name.
Darren Sammy, which is now the newly appointed as a player- head coach of the Peshawar Zalmi team, is one of the top players in the tournament and has been awarded as with honorary citizenship of Pakistan. Since the start of the series in 2016, Darren Sammy has been a good guest and has helped in softening Pakistan’s image with his tours to various heritages and culturally important places in Pakistan and adapting the national dress code of the country when visiting Pakistan.