The complete PSL 2023 schedule has been announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Lahore Qalandars, the reigning champions, will face Multan Sultans, the last season’s finalists, to start the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Every season has seen growth for PSL without a doubt. Both domestic and international players have the opportunity to showcase their abilities as new talents emerge.
For instance, players like Saim Ayub, Mubasir Khan, Aimal Khan, Shahwaiz Irfan, and others will be in the spotlight this season.
Lahore Qalandars will certainly have their eyes on becoming back-to-back champions. Thereafter, they’ll be the first team to win consecutive PSLs.
On the other hand, Islamabad United will look to become the only team with three PSL titles. And unquestionably, they have all the talent in the world to pull this off.
Here’s what the PCB chairman, Mr. Najam Sethi, had to say: “We aim to make the HBL PSL bigger, better, and stronger than ever before with the overarching ambition to make it the first-choice event for leading T20 cricketers.”
PSL 8 Venues
As for the PSL 8 venues, we have matches in four different stadiums this year. Multan, Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi will all host matches.
Here’s the venue list for PSL 2023.
- Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan
- National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi
- Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
The first half of the tournament will be played in Multan and Karachi. After 14 matches, the league will shift to Lahore and Pindi, with the former hosting all of the playoff games.
Four teams will play five matches on their home ground and five away. Unfortunately, Quetta will not be playing at home this season because their stadium has not yet received approval to host matches.
PSL 8 Fixtures: Complete PSL 2023 Match Timings
Firstly, the opening ceremony of this year’s Pakistan Super League will be held in Multan on February 13. It will be followed by the first match of the tournament between the Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans.
Surprisingly, Lahore vs. Karachi will not be the most anticipated match of this season. Rather, people are hyping the Peshawar and Karachi games more this time.
After leaving Karachi Kings, Pakistan’s star batsman Babar Azam joined Peshawar Zalmi, sparking a new rivalry. Seeing that, the crowd is eager to watch Babar Azam, the Zalmi captain, face Muhammad Amir with the new ball.
That being said, the following is the complete PSL 2023 schedule, including venues and match times.
|13 February||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans||Multan||8:00 PM|
|14 February||Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|15 February||Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators||Multan||6:00 PM|
|16 February||Karachi Kings v Islamabad United||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|17 February||Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi||Multan||6:00 PM|
|18 February||Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|19 February||Multan Sultans v Islamabad United||Multan||2:00 PM|
|19 February||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|20 February||Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|21 February||Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|22 February||Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings||Multan||6:00 PM|
|23 February||Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|24 February||Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United||Karachi||7:00 PM|
|26 February||Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans||Karachi||2:00 PM|
|26 February||Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|27 February||Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|01 March||Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|02 March||Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|03 March||Islamabad United v Karachi Kings||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|04 March||Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|05 March||Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|06 March||Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|07 March||Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars||Rawalpindi||2:00 PM|
|07 March||Islamabad United v Multan Sultans||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|08 March||Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|09 March||Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|10 March||Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|11 March||Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans||Rawalpindi||7:00 PM|
|12 March||Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi||Rawalpindi||2:00 PM|
|12 March||Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|15 March||Team 1 v Team 2||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|16 March||Team 3 v Team 4||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|17 March||Eliminator Winner v Qualifier Runner-up||Lahore||7:00 PM|
|19 March||TBA||Lahore||7:00 PM|