By Sohail Ali
LAHORE, Nov 13 (APP): After an eight-month Covid-19 enforced break, the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 moves to its business end with the playoffs getting underway with a double-header tomorrow Saturday at the National Stadium.
The playoffs will be broadcast on PTV Sports and Geo Super in Pakistan and the coverage of the four matches will be done through an HD production set-up, which includes full-version Hawkeye with all DRS enhancements.
Spider Cam, ultra-motion and super slow-motion camera will enhance the coverage. While the fans will be able to experience augmented reality, the broadcast will be supported by data inputs from CricViz.
Around the world, the broadcast will be beamed on Hum Masala in the UK, Sky New Zealand and Eurosport India.
Live streaming will be available on the official Pakistan Super League YouTube channel in all regions outside Pakistan.
Fans in Pakistan can live stream the playoff stage games on bsports.pk, tapmad.com, tv.jazz.com.pk and goonj.pk
World-class commentators, experts and presenters to call the HBL PSL 2020 playoffs:
Three foreign commentators who were part of the double-leg round-robin broadcast have returned for the playoffs.
The trio of former England fast bowler Dominic Cork, former South Africa batsman and legendary fielder Jonty Rhodes and former England batsman Mark Butcher will be joined by Pakistan’s Ramiz Raja, Bazid Khan and Urooj Mumtaz.
Famous Urdu commentator Tariq Saeed will be making his HBL PSL commentary debut while Fakhr-e-Alam will be returning as the ground presenter for these four games.
Renowned presenter Zainab Abbas will be joined by former Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis in the pre and post-match studio shows that are set to enthral and richly entertain the die-hard HBL PSL fans, who have waited for the playoffs with bated breath.
Multan Sultans take on Karachi Kings in the Qualifier, which will determine one of the two tournament finalists. Eliminator 1 will be contested between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.
The team that loses the Qualifier will play the winners of Eliminator 1 in the Eliminator 2, to be played on Sunday.
The winner of the Qualifier will clash in the tournament final with the winners of the Eliminator 2 on Tuesday, 17 November.
All four matches will be played at the National Stadium,Karachi.