Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league established in 2015 by PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board). The league has become increasingly popular in recent years, and has been successful in attracting international cricket players to participate in the league. PSL has strong following in Pakistan, UAE, Australia, Africa, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The league is widely watched by cricket lovers in South Asia and MENA region. PSL has been a great success since its inception and has continued to grow in popularity.
As per the [Updated] PSL schedule 2023, the opening ceremony of PSL 8 will be held on February 9 and the final match will be played on March 19, 2023.
Scheduled matches of Pakistan Super League 8 will be streaming in Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Rawalpindi.
|City||Venue||Number of matches||Seating Capacity|
|Karachi||National Bank Cricket Arena (National Stadium)||9||34,228|
|Rawalpindi||Pindi Cricket Stadium||11||15,000|
|Multan||Multan Cricket Stadium||5||35,000|
In the league stage, each win earns two points for team, while a tie or no result earns one point each. In the playoffs, each match is a knockout. The team that wins qualifies to the next stage while the loser is eliminated.
All five teams of Pakistan Super League have announced their captains. Here’s the list of captains of PSL 8.
Two time PSL champion, representing the capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad United is participating in PSL 8 with Shadab Khan (Captain).
Representing the City of Lights, Karachi Kings is back in action with Imad Wasim.
Shaheen Afridi is the appointed captain of Lahore Qalandars in PSL 8 2023. Qalandars are the current PSL champion, representing the cultural capital of Pakistan.
Representing the cultural, religious and economic centre of southern Punjab, Multan Sultans announces Mohammad Rizwan as their captain for Pakistan Super League 2023.
Representing the fruit basket of Pakistan, Quetta Gladiators has reached the finals twice and was crowned once in last 7 years. Sarfaraz Ahmed will remain the captain of Gladiators for season 8.
Lead by Babar Azam, 3 times finalist, Peshawar Zalmi is one of the most popular teams in the league and has a large and passionate fan base.