PSL 2023 Schedule is announced

Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced the schedule for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the year 2023. PSL 2023, which is also referred as PSL 8, will start on the 13th Feb, 2023 with a match between Multan Sultan and Lahore Qalandars. PSL 2023 or PSL 8 will end with the final match, which will be played on March 19, 2023. PSL for 2023 is comprised of total 37 matches which included three women exhibition matches as well.

PSL 8 will be played between six teams which are Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi and the Quetta Gladiators. Also for this year’s PSL, four venues are finalized which are Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi.

In Karachi PSL 8 matches will be played at National Stadium Karachi, in Lahore they will be played in Gaddafi Stadium, in multan the chosen venue is Multan Cricket Stadium and in Rawalpindi the matches will be played in Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

The schedule for 2023 PSL 8 matches is also follows.

1Feb 13, 2023Multan Sultans vs Lahore QalandarsMultanNight
2Feb 14, 2023Karachi Kings vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachiNight
3Feb 15, 2023Multan Sultans vs Quetta GladiatorsMultanNight
4Feb 16, 2023Karachi Kings vs Islamabad UnitedKarachiNight
5Feb 17, 2023Multan Sultans vs Peshawar ZalmiMultanNight
6Feb 18, 2023Karachi Kings vs Quetta GladiatorsKarachiNight
7Feb 19, 2023Multan Sultans vs Islamabad UnitedMultanDay
8Feb 19, 2023Karachi Kings vs Lahore QalandarsKarachiNight
9Feb 20, 2023Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar ZalmiKarachiNight
10Feb 21, 2023Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore QalandarsKarachiNight
11Feb 22, 2023Multan Sultans vs Karachi KingsMultanNight
12Feb 23, 2023Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad UnitedKarachiNight
13Feb 24, 2023Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad UnitedKarachiNight
14Feb 26, 2023Karachi Kings vs Multan SultansKarachiDay
15Feb 26, 2023Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar ZalmiLahoreNight
16Feb 27, 2023Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad UnitedLahoreNight
17Mar 1, 2023Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi KingsRawalpindiNight
18Mar 2, 2023Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta GladiatorsLahoreNight
19Mar 3, 2023Islamabad United vs Karachi KingsRawalpindiNight
20Mar 4, 2023Lahore Qalandars vs Multan SultansLahoreNight
21Mar 5, 2023Islamabad United vs Quetta GladiatorsRawalpindiNight
22Mar 6, 2023Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi KingsRawalpindiNight
23Mar 7, 2023Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore QalandarsRawalpindiDay
24Mar 7, 2023Islamabad United vs Multan SultansRawalpindiNight
25Mar 8, 2023Women Exhibition MatchRawalpindiDay
26Mar 8, 2023Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta GladiatorsRawalpindiNight
27Mar 9, 2023Islamabad United vs Lahore QalandarsRawalpindiNight
28Mar 10, 2023Women Exhibition MatchRawalpindiDay
29Mar 10, 2023Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan SultansRawalpindiNight
30Mar 11, 2023Women Exhibition MatchRawalpindiDay
31Mar 11, 2023Quetta Gladiators vs Multan SultansRawalpindiNight
32Mar 12, 2023Islamabad United vs Peshawar ZalmiRawalpindiDay
33Mar 12, 2023Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi KingsLahoreNight
34Mar 15, 2023Qualifier: Team 1 vs Team 2LahoreNight
35Mar 16, 2023Eliminator 1: Team 3 vs Team 4LahoreNight
36Mar 17, 2023Eliminator 2:
Eliminator winner vs Qualifier Runner-up
37Mar 19, 2023Final: Qualifier Winner vs Eliminator 2 WinnerLahoreNight

As far as match timings are concerned, the opening match will start at 8:00 pm other than that all night matches will start at 7:30 pm while the day matches will start at 3:30 pm.

All teams will first play each other twice in the tournament and then the four teams with most points will reach the play offs. As far as playoff are concerned, there will be a Qualifier between team 1 and team two and then first eliminator between team 3 and team 4. Second eliminator will between Eliminator 1 winner and Qualifier Runner-up. So final will be played between the Qualifier winner and the Eliminator 2 winner.

As the official main sponsor for the tournament is HBL as always until now, so the tournament is officially named as HBL PSL. PSL has become very popular tournament which takes place in the country on yearly basis. Not only local but players from the different foreign teams participate in PSL matches which take place. When the tournament first started, due to security risks in Pakistan all the PSL matches held in United Arab Emirates (UAE). But now, with time, the things have normalized here and from past few years, all the PSL matches take place here in Pakistan without any issues. Also top notch security is provided to teams, players and venues as a precaution.

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