A press release issued by the PSL stated: “With a ticket strategy tailor-made to facilitate enthusiastic cricket fans, ticket prices for the single headers start from an extremely affordable AED 20 [UAE currency] while tickets for play-offs, double headers, and the final start from AED 30.”
The release added: “HBL PSL is bringing together top international cricketers from different countries to play 24 matches in Dubai and Sharjah from Feb 4 to 23, 2016.”
The PSL tickets will also be available at multiple leading outlet chains across the UAE starting next week. A full list of these outlets will be announced next week.
Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators lost the availability of Jason Holder as the West Indies Cricket Board did not issue him NOC. Now Sri Lanka’s Thisara Perera will replace Holder.
Interestingly, the PSL picked up Holder in the team, without demanding an NOC from him.
Earlier, three English players — Sam Billings, James Vince, and Chris Jordan — also expressed their unavailability for the whole PSL as they have to go to South Africa on Feb 17 to play a league there.
Reports are also emerging from some quarters that Lahore Qalandars’ Chris Gayle, one of the top PSL foreign recruits who is currently playing Big Bash in Australia, is consulting doctors on his back operation.
If left-handed Gayle succeeds in getting a date for the operation during his stay in Australia he will not be able to play the PSL because the big hitter will be requiring at least two-month rest after the operation.
A successful operation at this time is also necessary for Gayle, if he doesn’t want to miss out the cash-rich Indian Premier League due in April.