The Pakistan Super League is being broadcast on Prime TV for Sky subscribers.
Having improved steadily in both editions of the PSL, Karachi Kings stand at the crossroads of greatness in the PSL.
Karachi played one match and one won while Peshawar played two fixture one won and one loss so far. At the Dubai International Stadium, Zalmi defeated Islamabad United by 34 runs.
Sammy's side though should take confidence from the way 19-year-old Mohammad Asghar went about his four-over spell against the Sultans. In per-match ratio term Pakistan Super League is second only to Indian Premier League.
Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi's owner Javed Afridi said that he wanted to make his team feel relaxed ahead of the action-packed cricket league. He is another player who benefited from the exposure of a top-class tournament like the PSL. However, he did admit that the ban proved to be a learning curve for him.
Whether it's the manner in which foreign players are treated with traditional hospitality or whether it's the lure of playing cricket against some of the best talents from a cricket-mad culture, players like Pietersen, Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan simply love to ply their trade in the PSL. They did manage to play out their 20 overs thanks to Ashraf, and will hope that the net run rate they salvaged helps them out during the latter stages of the tourney.
Malik (36*) plundered a six with five balls to spare to get Tom Moody's side over the line with little fuss in their very first PSL outing, in what was an early indication that the Sultans could well be in the mix for honours come the final in Karachi on March 25.
"The website based in London is keeping track of all bets placed on the PSL matches from all over the world and if they notice or pick up any unusual betting patterns on the tournament they will report it to the PCB's ACU with all details", a board official said.