The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is one of the most exciting and competitive T20 cricket tournaments in the world. The 2023 edition of the tournament is set to be no different, with a host of international players set to make their PSL debuts, and the defending champions Lahore Qalandars looking to become the first team to successfully defend their title.
The tournament will take place across four venues in Pakistan and will be split into two legs, with the final taking place on March 19th. With key fixtures, rivalries, and playoffs to look forward to, the PSL 2023 promises to be an enthralling and action-packed tournament for cricket fans around the world.
Schedule and Venues
The 2023 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to commence on February 13th, with the final taking place on March 19th. According to the PSL schedule, the opening match will be played at the Multan Cricket Stadium, while the final will be held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Matches and Time Slots
The 34-match tournament will be played at four venues in total, with Multan, Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi serving as host cities. The tournament will be split into two legs, with the first leg taking place in Multan and Karachi, before moving to Rawalpindi and Lahore for the second leg.
As per the official PSL schedule, the PSL 8 matches will be held in two-time slots. Day matches will start at 2:00 pm, while night matches will start at 7:00 pm, except in Multan where night matches will start at 6:00 pm, apart from the opening match which will begin at 8:00 pm.
*Timings for the match are still to be confirmed.
|13 February 2023||Multan Sutans vs Lahore Qalandars||8:00 pm||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|14 February 2023||Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|15 February 2023||Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators||6:00 pm||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|16 February 2023||Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|17 February 2023||Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi||6:00 pm||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|18 February 2023||Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|19 February 2023||Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United||2:00 pm||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|19 February 2023||Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|20 February 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|21 February 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|22 February 2023||Multan sultans vs Karachi Kings||6:00 pm||Multan Cricket Stadium|
|23 February 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|24 February 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United||7:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|26 February 2023||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans||2:00 pm||National Bank Arena, Karachi|
|26 February 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Peshawar Zalmi||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|27 February 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|1 March 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|2 March 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|3 March 2023||Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|4 March 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|5 March 2023||Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|6 March 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|7 March 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars||2:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|7 March 2023||Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|8 March 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|9 March 2023||Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|10 March 2023||Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|11 March 2023||Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans||7:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|12 March 2023||Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi||2:00 pm||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
|12 March 2023||Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|15 March 2023||Qualifier (1st vs 2nd)||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|16 March 2023||1st Eliminator (3rd vs 4th)||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|17 March 2023||The Second Eliminator (1st Eliminator Winner vs Qualifier Runner-up)||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
|19 March 2023||Final||7:00 pm||Gaddafi Stadium. Lahore|
Pakistan Super League Key Fixtures and Rivalries
The highly anticipated encounters between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi will take place on February 14th in Karachi, with the return leg set for March 1st in Rawalpindi. Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings will also renew their rivalry as the two teams lock horns on February 19th in Karachi and March 12th in Lahore.
The PSL schedule also reveals some other important fixtures throughout the competition, including the PSL playoffs. All three PSL playoffs will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. According to the PSL schedule, the playoffs will commence with the Qualifier on March 15th, followed by the 1st Eliminator on March 16th and the 2nd Eliminator on March 17th.