PSL 8 Developments

PSL 8 Developments

PCB allows cricketers to play BPL till February 8


A lot of things are happening in Pakistan with regard to much awaited Pakistan Super League 8 (PSL 8) and in bid to make it successful Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to take initiatives like a recent development when the PCB  allowed Pakistani cricket players to play Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) till February 8.

Earlier Pakistani players, who are currently playing BPL, were asked to ensure their return to Pakistan by February 2, stated a few media outlets.

This recent directive of the PCB is relevant to those players who aren’t part of the exhibition match which will be played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi on February 5. The players who are part of the exhibition match are required to return to Pakistan by February 2.

Prior to the recent decision by the PCB, the players who are part of different teams in BPL, were asked to return to home on February 8.

The decision into this effect is taken on the request of franchises of Pakistan Super League. The first match of PSL will be played on February 13 between Lahore Sultan and Multan Qalandars.

The franchises of PSL want to ensure the return of currently engaged Pakistani players in BPL, 11 days before the start of PSL-8.

A few top Pakistani players of T-20 including Haris Rauf, Muhammad Rizean and a few others are playing in BPL at the moment.

PBC Chairman, Najam Sethi is of the view that it is prescribed right of the cricket body in Pakistan to call back Pakistani players anytime from anywhere. He believes things like it happen all around the world as the national interest may supersede any other engagement of the cricket players.

The opening ceremony of PSL-8 will be held in Multan on February 13, 2023 and the final fixture of the league will be played on March 19.

Meanwhile Lahore Qalandars will attempt to defend his title and become the first team to win back-to-back titles and Islamabad United will try to become the first side to lift the PSL trophy for the third time .

Rawalpindi will stage 11 fixtures, Karachi and Lahore will be hosting nine matches each, whereas Multan will host five games.

Following is the schedule of matches of PSL-8


February 13:

Multan Sultans versus Lahore Qalandars

February 14:

Karachi Kings versus Peshawar Zalmi

February 15:

Multan Sultans versus Quetta Gladiators

February 16:

Karachi Kings versus Islamabad United

February 17:  

Multan Sultans versus Peshawar Zalmi

February 18:

Karachi Kings versus Quetta Gladiators

February 19:

Multan Sultans versus Islamabad United

Karachi Kings versus Lahore Qalandars

February 20:

Quetta Gladiators versus Peshawar Zalmi

February 21:

Quetta Gladiators versus Lahore Qalandars

February 22:

Multan Sultans versus Karachi Kings

February 23:

Peshawar Zalmi versus Islamabad United

February 24:

Karachi Kings versus Islamabad United

February 26:

Karachi Kings versus Multan Sultans

February 26:

Lahore Qalandar versus Peshawar Zalmi

February 27:

Lahore Qalandars versus Islamabad United

March 1st:

Peshawar Zalmi versus Karachi Kings

March 2nd:

Lahore Qalandars versus Quetta Gladiators

March 3rd:

Islamabad United versus Karachi Kings

March 4:
Lahore Qalandars versus Multan Sultans

March 5:

Islamabad United versus Quetta Gladiators

March 6:

Quetta Gladiators versus Karachi Kings

March 7:

Peshawar Zalmi versus Lahore Qalandars

March 7:

Islamabad United versus Multan Sultans

March 8:

Peshawar Zalmi versus Quetta Gladiators

March 9:

Islamabad United versus Lahore Qalandars

March 10:

Peshawar Zalmi versus Multan Sultans

March 11:

Quetta Gladiators versus Multan Sultans

March 12:

Islamabad United versus Peshawar Zalmi

March 12:

Lahore Qalandars versus Karachi Kings


This is pertinent to mention here that the final rounds of the tournament will kick off from March 15. The next will be played on March 16.

Another match will be played of the final rounds on March 17 and the next will be played on March 19.








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