PSL 2023 Edition 8

PSL 2023 – Venue, Players, Schedule and Latest News Updates

There is a lot of discussion about PSL 2023, also known as HBL PSL 8. This will be the 8th season of the Pakistan Super League starting from 9 February 2023. The Pakistan Super League has produced many stars since it began in 2016.

PSL is one of Pakistan cricket’s most popular and talked about T20 Cricket League. The Pakistan Super League – an abbreviated version of PSL, is a franchise-based Twenty20 format cricket league created by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The league features many international players from all over the world.

CountryPakistan
AdministratorPakistan Super League
FormatT20
EditionSeason 8, 2023
Drafting6
Opening Ceremony09 February
Grand Final19 March
It has allowed the Pakistani public to enjoy international caliber matches in their own country and even provided an avenue for young, aspiring Pakistani cricketers to showcase their talent to international players.

PSL 2023 Edition 8

It is common for people to be very excited about the PSL event for a variety of reasons. Therefore, they have many questions regarding the event, such as when it will be held, where it will be held, how it will be organized, etc.

To learn all about the alerts related to PSL 2023 and the new things that make this event so exciting for people, continue reading this topic until the end to find out all about it.

  • PCB launch Women T20 League alongside PSL
  • Four city based sides, each comprising 12 local and six foreign players, will compete for the biggest prize in Pakistan’s women’s domestic calendar on a double-league format.

PSL 8 Overview 2023

PSL 2023 is scheduled to begin on Thu Feb 9, 2023, to be hosted by Pakistan as per the cricket schedule announced. The PSL 2023 will have 34 PSL T20 matches, including the final hosted by Pakistan in the month of Mar 2023. The last match of the Pakistan Super League, 2023 Tournament, will be played on March 19.

There was a meeting of the Governing Council of the HBL Pakistan Super League at the National High-Performance Centre in Lahore on September 2, 2022, which was attended by the six PSL franchises and PCB officials. PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja presided over the meeting.

As part of the GC, an update was provided regarding commercial matters relating to HBL PSL 8 and HBL PSL 8. Next week, follow-up meetings will be held to finalize plans for HBL PSL 8, and all players have agreed to work closely to achieve their common goals.

PSL 8 Teams

lahore qalandars
Quetta Gladiators
Karachi Kings
Islamabad United
Multan Sultans

Venues

Some important discussions were held around scheduling the next edition of the HBL PSL 8. It was decided that the HBL PSL 8 will run from 9 February to 19 March 2023. At least four venues will be used for hosting the matches, including Lahore, Karachi, Rawalpindi, and Multan. Further discussions will take place between the franchises and the PCB to confirm the detailed schedule.

Team Drafting Criteria [Players Category]

The players of the Pakistan Super League are selected by draft. Each year, about 100 players are selected to play in the league. Currently, the following six franchises are participating in the Pakistan Super League. Lahore Qalandars, Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings.

The team setup is arranged with a planned picking system. The competent players are categorized into a few groups.

  • Platinum
  • Diamond
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Emerging
  • Supplementary Category

In a 16 to 18-man squad, the following number of players are selected from each category:

CategoryNo.of Players
Platinum3
Diamond3
Gold3
Silver5
Emerging2
Supplementary2 (Optional)

For each category, the picks must be made following the above order. Team members have two minutes for each pick in the first three rounds (Platinum) and 90 seconds for each in subsequent rounds. A team must comply with the following squad combination rules when making these picks.

International Players in PSL 2023 Edition

The draft players are from South Africa, England, West Indies, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Ireland.

Some foreign players who have registered for the draft are mentioned below.

Platinum Category

This (*) indicates that a player is available only for a limited number of games.

South Africa

  • Tabraiz Shamsi*
  • David Miller
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Marchant de Lange

England

  • Tymal Mills*
  • Jason Roy*
  • James Vince
  • Liam Livingstone
  • David Willey

West Indies

  • Chris Gayle*

New Zealand

  • Colin Munro

Sri Lanka

  • Isuru Udana
  • Thisara Perera

Afghanistan

  • Rashid Khan*

Diamond Category

Australia

  • James Faulkner
  • Ben Cutting
  • Ben Dunk

England

  • Lewis Gregory
  • Alex Hales
  • Harry Brook
  • Joe Clarke
  • Samit Patel
  • Dan Lawrence

South Africa

  • Imran Tahir
  • Dane Vilas
  • Namibia
  • David Wiese

Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Mendis
  • Dushmantha Chameera

West Indies

  • Fabian Allen
  • Sherfane Rutherford

Afghanistan

  • Hazratullah Zazai
  • Rahmatullah Gurbaz
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Qais Ahmad

Sources also revealed that Gold Category has 106 players, whereas 201 cricketers are part of the Silver Category.

Local players

As far as local players are concerned, 495 cricketers have been included in the Gold, Silver, and Emerging Categories.

Gold Category

  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Abid Ali
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Azhar Ali
  • Bilal Asif
  • Fawad Alam
  • Umar Akmal
  • Haris Sohail
  • Junaid Khan
  • Khurram Manzoor
  • Rumman Raees
  • Saud Shakeel
  • Tabish Khan
  • Yasir Shah

Related:- PSL 2023 Points Table

Successful Organization of PSL Season 8

The Chairman PCB congratulated the GC on the incredible success and record-breaking HBL PSL 8 edition, the first league to be continuously staged in Pakistan since the league was launched in 2016.

It was possible to successfully organize the tournament despite significant external challenges and record revenue and viewership through the two action-packed leagues held in Karachi and Lahore.

Overview of  PSL season 8

The PCB announced on 24 July 2021 that the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League would take place in January and February 2022, with all matches taking place in Pakistan. In Karachi, the National Stadium would host 15 matches; in Lahore, the Gaddafi Stadium would host 19 matches, including the playoffs.

Winner and Runner-Up of PSL season 7

The Lahore Qalandars won this season’s title, which was their first title. In the second phase, including the playoffs, Lahore Qalandars defeated Multan Sultans by 42 runs in the Final to win their first PSL title.

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Overview of All Previous Seasons

SeasonWinnerRunner UpyearWon ByVenuePlayer of the series
1Islamabad UnitedQuetta Gladiators20166 WicketsDubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiRavi Bopara (Karachi Kings)
2Peshawar ZalmiQuetta Gladiators201758 RunsGaddafi Stadium, LahoreKamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
3Islamabad UnitedPeshawar Zalmi20183 WicketsNational Stadium, KarachiLuke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
4Quetta GladiatorsPeshawar Zalmi20198 WicketsNational Stadium, KarachiShane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
5Karachi KingsLahore Qalandars20205 WicketsNational Stadium, KarachiBabar Azam (Karachi Kings)
6Multan SultanPeshawar Zalmi202147 RunsSheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu DhabiSohaib Maqsood (Multan Sultans)
7Lahore QalandarsMultan Sultan202242 RunsGaddafi Stadium, LahoreMohammad Rizwan (Multan Sultans)

Final Words

Cricket is one of the most popular sports games in the world. It has millions of fans around the world. In Pakistan, too, many people enjoy watching cricket games. For all of them, the PSL Eight 2023 is a great tournament that will be held in Pakistan.

You will find all the information about PSL 8 2023 that you need to know. I hope you will enjoy the article. We’ll try our best to publish the latest news related to PSL 8 on this website regularly.

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