The upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League 2023 will get underway on February 13. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the start date of the Pakistan league.
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The opener of the 2023 edition will see the finalists of the previous season clash. Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans will face off in the opener, set to be held at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
In their previous edition, champions Qalandar defeated Sultans in the final to lift the trophy. When the upcoming season gets underway, Qalandars will look to become the first team to defend the PSL title. For the 2023 season, most of the matches will be held in Rawalpindi. The Pakistan league will be held across a total of four venues.
Pakistan Super League 2023 Venues
Rawalpindi will hold a total of 11 matches this season. Meanwhile, Karachi and Lahore will host a total of nine matches each. Multan, where the opener will be held, will host a total of five matches this season. Earlier, due to the pandemic the league had been restricted to two centres, but now it returns to four venues.
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Furthermore, Najam Sethi, head of PCB’s new management committee, had stated that Quetta would be one of the venues, but it wasn’t included in the list.
Speaking to the media, Sethi said due to ‘logistical concerns’, Quetta had do to be omitted from the list of venues. Speaking about the upcoming edition, Sethi said, “The PSL (Pakistan Super League) will be a massive event for the PCB, taking place at the four iconic venues with the world’s best T20 cricketers in action.
“We aim to make the league bigger, better and stronger than ever before with the overarching ambition to make it the first-choice event for leading T20 cricketers. Each of the six sides will enter the PSL 8 with lots at stake,” said Sethi.
Furthermore, in an attempt to start the Pakistan Women’s League, the PCB will organise three exhibition matches, featuring women’s cricketers. The women’s matches will be played in Rawalpindi on March 8, 10 and 11.