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PSL 2023 Schedule | Match Timings | PSL 8 Fixtures and Time Table | Venues

BY Salman Ahmed Feb 03, 2023. 03:20 pm UPDATED: Feb 04, 2023. 07:06 pm

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PSL 2023, the 8th  edition of the Pakistan Super League, will take place from 13th February to 19th March – here’s the full PSL 2023 schedule, including fixtures and start times for the T20 tournament.

PSL 2023 – aka  PSL 8 – will feature 34 matches played in Pakistan across four venues: Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore. The final, played on the 19 March, will be at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The league stage will feature six teams playing in a round-robin format, with the top four sides qualifying for the playoff stages. The top two teams will advance to Qualifier, while the third and fourth-ranked sides will move to the first Eliminator.

PSL 2023 schedule: PSL 8 Fixtures and Time Table

PSL 2023 Schedule
DateTeamsTimeVenue
13 February, Monday Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars 8:00pm Multan
14 February, TuesKarachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi 7:00pmKarachi
15 February, Wed Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators6:00pmMultan
16 February, ThursKarachi Kings v Islamabad United 7:00pm Karachi
17 February, Fri– Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi6:00pmMultan
18 February, SatKarachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators 7:00pmKarachi
19 February, SunMultan Sultans v Islamabad United2:00pmMultan
19 February, SunKarachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars7:00pmKarachi
20 February, MonQuetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi7:00pmKarachi
21 February, TuesQuetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars7:00pmKarachi
22 February, WedMultan Sultans v Karachi Kings6:00pmMultan
23 February, Thurs Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United7:00pmKarachi
24 February, FriQuetta Gladiators v Islamabad Unitted7:00pmKarachi
26 February, SunKarachi Kings v Multan Sultans2:00pmKarachi
26 February, Sun Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi 7:00pmLahore
27 February, MonLahore Qalandars v Islamabad United7:00pmLahore
1 March, WedPeshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings7:00pmRawalpindi
2 March, ThursLahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators7:00pmLahore
3 March, FriIslamabad United v Karachi Kings7:00pmRawalpindi
4 March, Sat Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans7:00pmLahore
5 March, SunIslamabad United v Quetta Gladiators7:00pmRawalpindi
6 March, MonQuetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings7:00pmRawalpindi
7 March, TuesPeshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars2:00pmRawalpindi
7 March, TuesIslamabad United v Multan Sultans7:00pmRawalpindi
8 March, WedPeshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators7:00pmRawalpindi
9 March, Thurs Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars 7:00pmRawalpindi
10 March, FriPeshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans7:00pmRawalpindi
11 March, Sat Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans7:00pmRawalpindi
12 March, Sun Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi2:00pmRawalpindi
12 March, Sun Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings7:00pmLahore

PSL 2023 schedule PDF

You can download the PDF version of PSL 2023 Schedule here.

PSL 2023 schedule PDf

Playoffs

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The playoffs will feature four games, with the first two teams on the points table after the league stages taking on each other in the Qualifier. The third and fourth-ranked team will be facing each other in the first Eliminator. The loser of Qualifier will get a chance to have another go at the final, taking on the winner of Eliminator 1 in the second Eliminator.

The final will consist of winners of both Qualifier and Eliminator 1.

PSL 2023 Playoffs schedule

PSL 2023 Playoffs schedule
15 March, WedQualifier – 1st v 2nd7:00pmLahore
16 March, ThursEliminator 1 – 3rd vs 4th7:00pmLahore
17 March, FriEliminator 2 – Loser Qualifier v Winner Eliminator7:00pmLahore
19 March, SunFinal7:00pmLahore

 

On Monday, February 13, at the scenic Multan Cricket Stadium, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans will square off in the first game of the HBL Pakistan Super League 8.

Lahore Qalandars, who in 2022 upset Multan Sultans by 42 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium, will have an added incentive going into the eighth iteration of the competition because they might become the first franchise to win back-to-back championships. Prior to Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi experienced a similar circumstance when they advanced to the 2018 championship game as the defending champions but lost to Islamabad United, who won their second championship in three years, at the very last minute.

No other team has advanced to the championship game in the largest, fiercestly competitive, and most taxing league in cricket, with the exception of Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans.

The 34-match tournament will be split among Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi. The scheduling of the event has been planned so that each of the four home teams would play five matches in front of their supporters—one against each other.

As a result, Qalandars will play five games at the Gaddafi Stadium while the remaining five will be played at Multan (one), Karachi, and Rawalpindi (two each). Similar to how Sultans will play their five away games at Rawalpindi (three), Karachi, and Lahore (one each), Kings will play their five away games in Rawalpindi (three), Lahore, and Multan, and United will play its five away games in Karachi (three), Lahore, and Multan.

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Quetta Gladiators’ 10 league games will be played in Karachi, Rawalpindi (four in each), Lahore, and Multan, while Peshawar Zalmi’s games will be played in Rawalpindi (five), Karachi (three), Lahore, and Multan, respectively.

The HBL PSL 8 will consist of two legs, with matches taking place at Multan Cricket Stadium and National Bank Cricket Arena from February 13 to February 26 and then at Gaddafi Stadium and Pindi Cricket Stadium from February 26 to March 19. The Qualifier, two Eliminators, and the Final will all take place from March 15–19 at the cricket stadium in Pakistan.

Three demonstration matches will be performed prior to the men’s matches in Rawalpindi on March 8, 10, and 11 in order to soft-launch the Pakistan Women’s League during the HBL PSL 8. Leading domestic and international athletes are anticipated on both of the women’s teams; further information will be released.

Chair of PCB Management Committee, Mr Najam Sethi: “I am delighted to formally confirm the schedule of the HBL PSL 8, which will allow the Pakistan Cricket Board and the six franchises to start firming up and finalising their respective event plans and objectives.

“The HBL PSL 8 will be a massive event for the PCB, taking place at the four iconic venues with the world’s best T20 cricketers in action. 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.

“Each of the six sides will enter the HBL PSL 8 with lots at stake. Islamabad United will aim to become the most successful team with three titles, Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back to back titles and the remaining four teams will once again attempt to put a hand on the glittering silverware. This makes up for an exciting, enthralling and entertaining 34-match tournament.

“There will be no question on the quality of cricket that will be played in over 34 days of action-packed cricket. I am hoping the HBL PSL will once again live up to its expectations of unearthing and identifying future stars who will not only challenge the established household names in this edition but will go on to represent Pakistan.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to HBL, who have supported this tournament since its inception in 2016 by retaining the title sponsorship rights. I would also like to thank all our other valued commercial partners, broadcasters and franchise owners for their patronage, and hope they will continue to show faith in our pinnacle event and the PCB’s administrative vision, skills and capabilities so that we can collectively work together to enhance the image and profile of Pakistan cricket.

“Finally, I would request the passionate Pakistan cricket fans to back the HBL PSL 8 by turning up in big numbers and showing their appreciation and support for not only their favourite teams and players, but towards all other participants.

“May the best side lift the most prestigious Trophy of the Pakistan cricket calendar at the home of Pakistan cricket on 19 March!”

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Meanwhile, on the request of the franchises, the PCB has agreed to increase the number of players per side to 20, allowing each franchise to pick two additional Supplementary players. The Supplementary players will be picked in the Replacement Draft, which will take place on Tuesday, 24 January.

Key notes on the HBL PSL 8 schedule:

  • Opening ceremony will be held in Multan on 13 February prior to the tournament opener between 2021 winners Multan Sultans and defending champions Lahore Qalandars; closing ceremony and final on 19 March in Lahore, which will also host play-offs
  • Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back to back titles; Islamabad United will aim to become the most successful side by lifting the trophy thrice
  • Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Multan Sultans and Islamabad United will play five home matches each, one against each side
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  • Rawalpindi will stage 11 fixtures, Karachi and Lahore will host nine matches each, Multan will have five home games
  • Rawalpindi will host the only double-header on 7 March when Peshawar Zalmi will play Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will take on Multan Sultans
  • More than 36 foreign players representing 10 T20I playing countries will be in action in the 34-day, 34-match tournament
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  • T20 World Cup winners Adil Rashid and Matthew Wade, along with Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jimmy Neesham and Tabraiz Shamsi will make their debuts
  • No.1 ranked Babar Azam will lead 2017 winners Peshawar Zalmi for the first time; Imad Wasim will skipper 2020 winners Karachi Kings; Shadab Khan will captain two-time champions Islamabad United; Shaheen Shah Afridi will captain Lahore Qalandars; Mohammad Rizwan will skipper Multan Sultans and Sarfaraz Ahmed will captain 2019 champions Quetta Gladiators
  • Shoaib Malik will return to Karachi Kings after six years; number-five ranked Rashid Khan will be back for Lahore Qalandars; Alex Hales will represent Islamabad United; Tim David will appear for Multan Sultans; Jason Roy will be in action for Quetta Gladiators; Bhanuka Rajapaksa will feature for Peshawar Zalmi

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES (afternoon matches will start at 2pm; evening matches in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi will start at 7pm. Evening matches in Multan will begin at 6pm except for the tournament opener, which will commence at 8pm)

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Squads (foreign player names and their categories in brackets):

Islamabad United – Alex Hales (England), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan), Shadab Khan (all Platinum), Asif Ali, Fazal Haq Farooqi (Afghanistan), Wasim Jr (all Diamond), Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali (all Gold), Abrar Ahmed, Colin Munro (New Zealand), Paul Stirling (Ireland), Rumman Raees, Sohaib Maqsood (all Silver), Hassan Nawaz, Zeeshan Zamir (both Emerging). Moeen Ali (England) and Mubasir Khan (Supplementary)

Karachi Kings – Haider Ali, Imran Tahir (South Africa), Matthew Wade (Australia) (all Platinum), Imad Wasim, James Fuller (New Zealand), James Vince (both England) (all Diamond), Andrew Tye (Australia), Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik (all Gold), Aamer Yamin, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Akhlaq, Sharjeel Khan, Tayyab Tahir (all Silver), Irfan Khan Niazi, Qasim Akram (both Emerging). Mohammad Umar and Tabraiz Shamsi (South Africa) (Supplementary)

Lahore Qalandars – Fakhar Zaman, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Shaheen Shah Afridi (all Platinum), Dawid Wiese (Namibia), Hussain Talat, Haris Rauf (all Diamond), Abdullah Shafique, Liam Dawson (England), Sikander Raza (Zimbabwe) (all Gold), Ahmad Daniyal, Dilbar Hussain, Harry Brook (England), Kamran Ghulam, Mirza Tahir Baig (all Silver), Shawaiz Irfan, Zaman Khan (both Emerging). Jalat Khan and Jordan Cox (England) (both Supplementary)

Multan Sultans – David Miller (South Africa), Josh Little (Ireland), Mohammad Rizwan (all Platinum), Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Shan Masood (all Diamond), Akeal Hosein (West Indies), Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David (Australia) (all Gold), Anwar Ali, Sameen Gul, Sarwar Afridi, Usama Mir, Usman Khan (both Silver), Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah (both Emerging). Adil Rashid (England) and Arafat Minhas (Supplementary).

Peshawar Zalmi –Babar Azam, Rovman Powell (West Indies), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), (all Platinum), Mujeeb Ur Rehman (Afghanistan), Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Wahab Riaz (all Diamond), Arshad Iqbal, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Haris (all Gold), Aamer Jamal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore (England), Saim Ayub, Salman Irshad, Usman Qadir (all Silver), Haseebullah Khan, Sufyan Muqeem (both Emerging). Jimmy Neesham (New Zealand) (Supplementary). Peshawar Zalmi will pick their second Supplementary at the Replacement Draft.

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Quetta Gladiators – Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) (all Platinum), Iftikhar Ahmed, Jason Roy (England), Odean Smith (West Indies) (all Diamond), Ahsan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Sarfaraz Ahmed (all Gold), Mohammad Zahid, Naveen-ul-Haq (Afghanistan), Umar Akmal, Umaid Asif, Will Smeed (England) (all Silver), Aimal Khan, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (both Emerging). Martin Guptill (New Zealand) and Omair Bin Yousuf (Supplementary).

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