The schedule for PSL 8, the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), has been released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The country’s popular sporting event will begin on February 13 and will conclude on March 19. The venues for the matches will be Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan.
All PSL 8 games will be available via live cricket streaming sites as well as numerous TV channels and digital streaming services around the world.
PSL 8 Preview
Defending champions Lahore Qalandars will be looking to make a positive start when they take on Multan Sultans in the opening match of the PSL 8 on February 13.
This will be a replay of last year’s final when the Qalandars thrashed their opponents by an incredible 42 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium.
The Fawad Rana-owned franchise will now be aiming to lift back-to-back titles, something which hasn’t happened since the T20 league first started in 2016.
Peshawar Zalmi came closest to achieving this feat in 2018 when they made it to their second successive final after winning the 2017 edition. But they lost the final to Islamabad United, failing to chase down their 155 runs target.
PSL 8 Host Cities & Stadiums
The PSL 8 will be held in two legs with Multan Cricket Stadium (Multan) and National Bank Cricket Arena (Karachi) serving as venues for the matches played from February 13 to 26. The cricketing action will then shift to the Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) and Pindi Cricket Stadium (Rawalpindi) which will host all the remaining games from February 26 to March 19.
Each team plays the group stage matches in a double round-robin format, with the four sides having the most points qualifying for the playoffs, culminating in the final.
The soft launch of the Pakistan Women’s League will also happen this year, with three exhibition matches set to take place on March 8, 10, and 11.
PSL 8 Squads
Islamabad United Squad: Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Alex Hales, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Azam Khan, Paul Stirling, Colin Munro, Marchant de Lange, Muhammad Akhlaq, Reece Topley, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar, Mubasir Khan, M. Zeeshan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood
Karachi Kings Squad: Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Joe Clarke, Sharjeel Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Ilyas, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Tom Abell, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Romario Shepherd
Lahore Qalandars Squad: Shaheen Shah Afridi, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, Zeeshan Ashraf, Ahmed Daniyal, Fakhar Zaman, Phil Salt, Harry Brook, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam, Dean Foxcroft, Zaman Khan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun
Multan Sultans Squad: Mohammad Rizwan, Rilee Rossouw, Sohaib Maqsood, Imran Tahir, Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tim David, Odean Smith, Rumman Raees, Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Rovman Powell, Imran Khan Sr., Abbas Afridi, Amir Azmat, Blessing Muzarabani, Ihsanullah
Peshawar Zalmi Squad: Wahab Riaz, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Haider Ali, Saqib Mahmood, Hussain Talat, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Kamran Akmal, Sirajuddin, Mohammad Amir Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris
Quetta Gladiators Squad: James Vince, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali
PSL 8 Schedule
Feb 13 — Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 14 — Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 15 — Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 16 — Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 17 — Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 18 — Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 19 — Multan Sultans v Islamabad United, Multan Cricket Stadium; Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 20 — Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 21 — Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 22 – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings, Multan Cricket Stadium
Feb 23 — Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 24 — Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, National Bank Cricket Arena
Feb 26 — Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, National Bank Cricket Arena; Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium
Feb 27 — Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 1 — Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 2 — Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 3 — Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 4 — Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 5 — Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 6 — Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 7 — Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 8 — Pakistan Women’s League Exhibition Match 1, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 9 — Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 10 — Pakistan Women’s League Exhibition Match 2, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 11 — Pakistan Women’s League Exhibition Match 3, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, Pindi Cricket Stadium
Mar 12 — Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, Pindi Cricket Stadium; Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings, Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 15 — Qualifier (1 v 2), Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 16 — Eliminator 1 (3 v 4), Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 17 — Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1), Gaddafi Stadium
Mar 19 — Final, Gaddafi Stadium
PSL 8 TV Channels
|India||Sony Six, Sony Six HD|
|Pakistan||A Sports, PTV Sports, Ten Sports, Daraz, Tapmad, Cricwick|
|Sri Lanka ||Sony Six (Peo TV, Dialog Television)|
|UK||Sky Sports Cricket|
|South Africa ||SuperSport|
|USA ||Willow TV|
|New Zealand ||SKY Sport NZ|
|Maldives||Sony Six (Medianet)|
|Australia ||Fox Sports|
|Nepal||Sony Six (SimTV Nepal, NetTV Nepal)|
|Caribbean ||Flow Sports|
|New Zealand ||SKY Sport NZ|
|Rest of World||ICC TV, tapmad TV|
PSL 8 Digital Streaming
All PSL 8 games will be available via live cricket streaming sites as well as official ICC TV, Tapmad and SuperSport apps.
ICC TV/Tapmad broadcast regions: Andorra, Antarctica, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos Island, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Timor, Ecuador, Estonia, Falkland Islands, Faroe islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Guyana, Greece, Heard Island, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Caledonia, North Korea, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam.
SuperSport (Sub-Saharan Africa): Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti , Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Swaziland, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire and Zimbabwe.
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