The 2023 Pakistan Super League (known as PSL 8 or, for sponsorship reasons, HBL PSL 2023) is the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league. It was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. PCB chairman Ramiz Raja hinted at an auction-based system to replace the draft for the 2023 season. The draft for the tournament was held on 15 December in Karachi. A total of 36 foreign players were picked alongside local players. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 13 February to 19 March 2023.
In November 2022, the retained player’s list was announced. Squads for the tournament were finalized on 15 December with the final draft.
|Islamabad United||Karachi Kings||Lahore Qalandars||Multan Sultans||Peshawar Zalmi||Quetta Gladiators|
|Shadab Khan (c)||Imad Wasim (c)||Shaheen Afridi (c)||Mohammad Rizwan (c)||Babar Azam (c)||Sarfaraz Ahmed (c)|
|Asif Ali (vc)||Mohammad Amir||Haris Rauf||Shan Masood (vc)||Wahab Riaz||Mohammad Nawaz|
|Azam Khan||Aamer Yamin||David Wiese||Shahnawaz Dahani||Tom Kohler-Cadmore||Iftikhar Ahmed|
|Hasan Ali||Sharjeel Khan||Rashid Khan||Khushdil Shah||Sherfane Rutherford||Mohammad Hasnain|
|Faheem Ashraf||Qasim Akram||Abdullah Shafique||Rilee Rossouw||Salman Irshad||Umar Akmal|
|Mohammad Wasim||Mir Hamza||Kamran Ghulam||Tim David||Mohammad Haris||Will Smeed|
|Colin Munro||Shoaib Malik||Harry Brook||Abbas Afridi||Aamer Jamal||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|Paul Stirling||Haider Ali||Zaman Khan||Ihsanullah||Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Naseem Shah|
|Alex Hales||Matthew Wade||Fakhar Zaman||David Miller||Danish Aziz||Odean Smith|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz||Imran Tahir||Hussain Talat||Josh Little||Arshad Iqbal||Ahsan Ali|
|Fazalhaq Farooqi||James Fuller||Sikandar Raza||Akeal Hosein||Usman Qadir||Umaid Asif|
|Abrar Ahmed||Andrew Tye||Liam Dawson||Usama Mir||Saim Ayub||Mohammad Zahid|
|Sohaib Maqsood||Tayyab Tahir||Dilbar Hussain||Usman Khan||Sufiyan Muqeem||Abdul Bangalzai|
|Rumman Raees||Muhammad Akhlaq||Mirza Tahir Baig||Sameen Gul||Haseebullah Khan||Aimal Khan|
|Zeeshan Zameer||Irfan Khan||Ahmed Daniyal||Anwar Ali||James Neesham||Dwaine Pretorius|
|Hassan Nawaz||Mohammad Umar||Shawaiz Irfan||Mohammad Sarwar||Khurram Shahzad||Will Jacks|
|Moeen Ali||Ben Cutting||Ahsan Bhatti||Adil Rashid||Haris Sohail||Mohammad Hafeez|
|Mubasir Khan||Muhammad Musa||Jalat Khan||Arafat Minhas||Shakib Al Hasan|
|Tom Curran||Faisal Akram||Sam Billings||Kieron Pollard||Richard Gleeson|
|Zafar Gohar||Adam Rossington||Kusal Mendis||Amad Butt||Peter Hatzoglou|
|Gus Atkinson||Akif Javed||Shane Dadswell||Izharulhaq Naveed||Azmatullah Omarzai|
|Tymal Mills||Shai Hope||Wayne Parnell||Dasun Shanaka|
|Rassie van der Dussen||Mohammad Ilyas|
The Pakistan Cricket Board announced plans to hold matches in Multan, Peshawar, Lahore, and Karachi in the 2023 season. Lahore and Karachi were only the venues in 2022. Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar was declared unfit to hold any matches in the tournament. Quetta’s Bugti Stadium was added to the list of PSL venues. But was removed shortly after due to logistical reasons.
On 7 February, PCB announced the list of officials for league stage matches which included 3 Elite Panel of ICC Umpires out of 14.
- Ahsan Raza
- Aleem Dar
- Alex Wharf
- Asif Yaqoob
- Faisal Afridi
- Martin Saggers
- Michael Gough
- Mohammad Asif
- Nasir Hussain
- Rashid Riaz
- Richard Illingworth
- Ruchira Palliyaguruge
- Shozab Raza
- Tariq Rasheed
- Ali Naqvi
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Muhammad Javed
- Mohammad Anees
- Roshan Mahanama
PSL Schedule 2023 and TimeTable
Schedule For The Pakistan Super League Released. Check Below the PSL 2023 Schedule and Timing with the Venue Details announced in PSL 8 Draft.
How Much Money PSL 8 Winners and Runner-Ups Will Get?
According to the details, the winning team will be awarded Rs. 120 million along with the newly unveiled 24-karat Supernova Trophy. The runners-up for the tournament will be awarded Rs. 48 million.