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 had to be played on March 19, 2023 but now is moved to March 18, 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.
|1||Feb 13, 2023||Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Multan||Night|
|2||Feb 14, 2023||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||Karachi||Night|
|3||Feb 15, 2023||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||Multan||Night|
|4||Feb 16, 2023||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||Karachi||Night|
|5||Feb 17, 2023||Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi||Multan||Night|
|6||Feb 18, 2023||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||Karachi||Night|
|7||Feb 19, 2023||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||Multan||Day|
|8||Feb 19, 2023||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||Karachi||Night|
|9||Feb 20, 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||Karachi||Night|
|10||Feb 21, 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||Karachi||Night|
|11||Feb 22, 2023||Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings||Multan||Night|
|12||Feb 23, 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||Karachi||Night|
|13||Feb 24, 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||Karachi||Night|
|14||Feb 26, 2023||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans||Karachi||Day|
|15||Feb 26, 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||Lahore||Night|
|16||Feb 27, 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||Lahore||Night|
|17||Mar 1, 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||Rawalpindi||Night|
|18||Mar 2, 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||Lahore||Night|
|19||Mar 3, 2023||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||Rawalpindi||Night|
|20||Mar 4, 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans||Lahore||Night|
|21||Mar 5, 2023||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||Rawalpindi||Night|
|22||Mar 6, 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||Rawalpindi||Night|
|23||Mar 7, 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Rawalpindi||Day|
|24||Mar 7, 2023||Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans||Rawalpindi||Night|
|–||Mar 8, 2023||Women Exhibition Match||Rawalpindi||Day|
|25||Mar 8, 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||Rawalpindi||Night|
|26||Mar 9, 2023||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||Rawalpindi||Night|
|–||Mar 10, 2023||Women Exhibition Match||Rawalpindi||Day|
|27||Mar 10, 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||Rawalpindi||Night|
|–||Mar 11, 2023||Women Exhibition Match||Rawalpindi||Day|
|28||Mar 11, 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans||Rawalpindi||Night|
|29||Mar 12, 2023||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Rawalpindi||Day|
|30||Mar 12, 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||Lahore||Night|
|31||Mar 15, 2023||Qualifier: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans||Lahore||Night|
|32||Mar 16, 2023||Eliminator 1: Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||Lahore||Night|
|33||Mar 17, 2023||Eliminator 2: Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||Lahore||Night|
|34||Mar 18, 2023||Final: Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars||Lahore||Night|
Update: Final match moved to one day early, as it had to be played on Sunday, March 19, 2023 but now it will be played one day earlier on Saturday, March 18, 2023.
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.
You can buy PSL 8 tickets online, see details on how to buy PSL 8 tickets online if you want to go and enjoy the matches in person by sitting in the stadiums yourself. Also if you do not want to go and watch, you can enjoy matches online. Make use of our guide on how and where to watch live cricket online from Pakistan.