KARACHI: According to the source, the PSL 8 opening ceremony will be held in karachi rather than Multan.
PSL 8 Opening Ceremony In Karachi
According to insiders, the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) management committee is not convinced that the opening ceremony and first match should be held at Multan.
The National Bank Cricket Arena (NBCA) in Karachi will most likely host the PSL 8 opening on February 13. Meanwhile, Multan will only be able to host round-of-16 matches.
The final PSL 8 schedule will be released following the end of the home ODI series against New Zealand.
Earlier, Multan was scheduled to hold its first-ever PSL opening ceremony. Multan, along with Karachi, was set to host the first phase of the league. PSL 8 will also take place in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Furthermore, the management committee received a thorough information on the PSL 8 last month and wished to include Quetta as the fifth destination for the PCB’s annual showcase event’s eighth season.
To ensure that Bugti Stadium is ready to host PSL 8 matches, the Committee agreed that PCB will work closely with the local administration to upgrade and renovate the stadium, while separate discussions will take place between PCB security experts and local authorities to ensure the safety and security of all participants, officials, and spectators.
“I am delighted that seven years after launching the HBL Pakistan Super League, I am today announcing our commitment to add Bugti Stadium in Quetta as the fifth venue for our marquee event. Bugti Stadium is the home ground of Quetta Gladiators and we still remember the incredible scenes when the Gladiators visited the city after winning the 2019 tournament,” said committee’s chairman Najam Sethi.
“The passionate cricket fans of Quetta have been waiting for long to watch high-profile cricket in their backyard and I am pleased that we will now bring HBL PSL matches to their doors. In this relation, I have already spoken with influential officials in the Balochistan province, who have assured me of their complete support from event delivery perspectives,” he added.
It is planned that the eighth PSL will take place from February 13 to March 19, 2023. You can also see full squads of psl 8 teams from here.
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