Get ready for an exciting season of T20 cricket with the 8th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2023)! The tournament will occur from February 15th to March 31st, 2023, with all matches hosted in various stadiums across Pakistan. This year’s tournament features six teams, including the original five and the recently added Multan Sultans.
In this article, we’ll provide a complete schedule, team breakdown, captain profiles, overseas player details, and streaming options – everything you need to know to follow along with all the action. So don’t wait – read on and get ready for the thrilling world of PSL 2023!
PSL 2023 Schedule
While the official schedule has yet to be released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), reports suggest that the tournament will kick off on February 15th with a grand opening ceremony at 6:00 PM, followed by the inaugural match at 7:00 PM. From there, the action will continue with a jam-packed schedule of matches, including doubleheaders on Friday at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, and on other days at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Single matches will take place at 7:00 PM.
PSL teams and captains for the 2023 season
The teams competing in PSL 2023 are Islamabad United, led by Shadab Khan; Karachi Kings, led by Imad Wasim; Lahore Qalandars, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi; Peshawar Zalmi, led by Babar Azam; Quetta Gladiators, led by Sarfaraz Ahmed; and Multan Sultans, led by Mohammad Rizwan. These teams will compete against each other in a round-robin format, with the top four teams advancing to the playoffs.
Pakistan Super League 2023 venues and format
The 8th edition of the league will follow a similar format to previous seasons, with each team playing two matches in a double-robin round format. This will be followed by the semi-finals and the final, bringing the total number of games to 34. The matches will be held at four different venues across the country: the National Stadium in Karachi, the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan, and the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
Moreover, It is likely that the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Management Committee will announce that Quetta will be the fifth venue for the 8th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which is scheduled to take place from February 13th to March 19th in the future. The newly appointed PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi, has reportedly expressed interest in the expansion of the league and the inclusion of Quetta as a venue. It is also probable that the Committee will agree to work closely with the local administration to upgrade and renovate the Bugti Stadium in Quetta, where the matches will be held. It is expected that separate discussions will be held between PCB security experts and local authorities to ensure the safety and security of all participants, officials, and spectators.
PSL 2023 Draft updates
The 2023 Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the league’s history, with a record number of overseas players registered to participate. According to ESPN, over 500 international players have signed up for the draft, giving teams a wealth of talent to choose from as they build their rosters for the upcoming season.
The draft rules for the 2023 PSL allow teams to select up to three players each from the Platinum, Diamond, and Gold categories, five players from the Silver category, two players from the Emerging category, and two players from the Supplementary category, bringing their total squad size to at least 18 players. During the preceding trade and retention window, teams were allowed to assemble a maximum of eight players.
As per PSL 2023 draft rules, the franchises will also have Right-to-Match cards, which they can use to win back players they had previously released. This adds an extra layer of strategy to the draft process, as teams will have to weigh their options carefully when it comes to building their rosters.
PSL 2023 squad of each 6 team
Here are the full squads of each team for the PSL 2023 season:
Karachi Kings players list
|4||Imad Wasim (C)||All-Rounder||Diamond|
|15||Irfan Khan Niazi||All-Rounder||Emerging|
Lahore Qalandars players list
|Shaheen Shah Afridi (C)||Bowler||Platinum|
|Mirza Tahir Baig||Bowler||Silver|
Islamabad United players list
|Shadab Khan (C)||All-Rounder||Platinum|
|Fazal Haq Farooqi||Batsman||Diamond|
Peshawar Zalmi Players list
|Babar Azam (C)||Batsman||Platinum|
|Mujeeb Ur Rehman||Bowler||Diamond|
Multan Sultan Players List
|Mohammad Rizwan (C)||WK/Batsman||Platinum|
Quetta Gladiators Player List
|Sarfaraz Ahmed (C)||Wicketkeeper||Gold|
|Abdul Wahid Bangalzai||Bowler||Emerging|
|Omair Bin Yousuf||All-rounder||Supplementary|
PSL players’ salaries by categories
In the Pakistan Super League (PSL), players are divided into six categories based on their skill level and experience: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver, Emerging, and Supplementary. The salaries of players in the PSL are determined by their category, with Platinum players earning the highest salaries and Emerging players earning the least.
Platinum players, who are considered the top tier of talent in the PSL, will have a base price of $130,000 and a maximum price of $170,000. Diamond players, who are also highly skilled and experienced, will have a base price of $60,000 and a maximum price of $85,000. Gold players, who are mid-level players with some experience, will have a base price of $40,000 and a maximum price of $50,000.
Silver players, who are young and up-and-coming players, will have a base price of $15,000 and a maximum price of $25,000. Emerging players, who are young and talented players just starting their careers, will have a fixed price of $7,500. Finally, Supplementary players, who are experienced players who are not included in the main draft but can be picked up as replacements, will have a fixed price of $50,000. Overall, the salaries of players in the PSL are determined by their skill level, experience, and potential, with the best and most experienced players earning the highest salaries.
PSL 2023 broadcasting rights
Sony Six and Sony Six HD will be airing live coverage of the PSL T20 2023, with all matches also being streamed live on the SonyLiv digital platform (website and app) with a premium subscription. Don’t miss out on any of the action – make sure to tune in to Sony Six and SonyLiv for all the exciting PSL action. More details are given the following below:
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, Geo Super|
|Indian Sub-Continent (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan)||Sony Sports Network|
|Maldives||Astro SuperSport, Sony Sports Network|
|Brunei, Malaysia||Astro SuperSport|
|Australia||beIN SPORTS network, Tapmad TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ|
|United States of America||Willow TV|
|United Arab Emirates||eLife TV|
|United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) and Ireland||Sky Sports|
|Southeast Asia||Tapmad TV|
|Middle East and North Africa||Tapmad TV|
|South America||Tapmad TV|
PSL free streaming options
In Pakistan, the PSL can be watched live on PTV Sports’ official YouTube channel, Cricketgateway, and through various mobile applications. The Daraz app on smartphones is also an option for viewing live matches.
International viewers can also access live streaming options for the PSL through CricketGateway, although this service is currently unavailable. The official YouTube channel of PTV sports and A Sports may also provide live-streaming options for the PSL.
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