The third edition of PSL is set to explode into action today in Dubai

The third edition of the much-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) promising a month full of entertainment and quality cricket, is set to explode into action at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday (today).

The league that was launched by a consortium of five entrepreneurs — with apprehensions looming over the tournament’s feasibility on foreign soil — has not only grown in number and stature but also gone on to become the second biggest franchise tournament in the world after the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The Sultans, bought by the Schon Group for $5.2 million — twice the price tag of the previous most expensive team in the franchise, the Karachi Kings — are coached by legendary Pakistani paceman Wasim Akram and skippered by Shoaib Malik.

They will take on defending champion Peshawar Zalmi in the opening match in Dubai Thursday, after a rousing opening ceremony set to include a performance by US rapper Jason Derulo.

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