Karachi to Host PSL 8 Opening Ceremony instead of Multan. National Stadium Karachi – New named National Bank Cricket Arena NBCA. is most likely to host the opening ceremony. The first match of PSL 8 will be played on February 13. According to sources at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), As for Multan will only be able to host round-stage matches. The primary reason for shifting the ceremony to Karachi is logistical or organizational.
The final schedule for the PSL 8 will be announced after the conclusion of the home ODI series with New Zealand. Multan was to host the opening ceremony of the first-ever PSL. Multan and Karachi were supposed to host games as part of the first phase of the league. The eighth edition of the PSL will also take place in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Also, last month, the management committee received a detailed update on PSL 8. The committee decided to include Quetta as the fifth venue for the eighth edition of PCB’s marquee event. The Committee agreed that PCB would work closely with the local administration. They will upgrade and renovate Bugti Stadium in preparation for hosting PSL 2023.
Najam Sethi Said:
“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,”
“I am happy that we will now bring HBL PSL matches to their doors. The enthusiastic cricket fans of Quetta have been waiting for a long time to see high-profile cricket in their backyard. In this regard, I have already spoken with powerful leaders in the province of Balochistan, who have guaranteed me their utmost cooperation from the standpoint of event delivery,” he added.
The PSL will probably start on the 13th of February and conclude on March 19, 2023. What do you think of the PSL opening ceremony’s decision to shift to Karachi from Multan?