PSL 8 2023 – Teams, Schedule, Players, Sponsors, Venues, Auction

Which team will you support in PSL 8 is now the most asked question. From the beginning to the last season, PSL has hooked cricket fans. As PSL 2023 has almost knocked on the door, cricket enthusiasts are eager to witness the biggest tournament. They are intrigued about PSL 8 2023 – Teams Schedule Players And Venues, Sponsors, and Auction.

PSL (Pakistan Super League) started in 2015, and since then, it has become a global brand that shares a huge fan base worldwide. It has given a new direction to domestic cricket in Pakistan, allowing foreign cricketers to play away from their home grounds. Every season is remarkable, with new records and great team playoffs. 

PSL has completed its seven years successfully and is coming back with its 8th edition this year. PSL has always been an event of thrill, excitement, and surprises. This guide is complete information on the Teams, Schedule, Sponsors, Venus, and Auction of PSL 8. 

Pakistan Super League 2023 Summary

PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) founded PSL in 2015. It is based on a double round-robin format. It has now become a professional domestic t20 cricket league. 6 teams will be seen playing in 34 matches in PSL 2023. Lahore Qalandars will be the defending champion in PSL 2023.

Before moving forward, consider looking at the PSL 2023 summary. PSL has given all the details of the new season. Let’s check out how the event unfolds.

PSL 2023 ScheduleFebruary 13 to March 19, 2023.
Host CountryPakistan
AdministratorPakistan Cricket Board PCB
PSL SeasonSeason 8
Match FormatTwenty20
Tournament FormatDouble round-robin and Playoffs
PSL 2023 Start DateFebruary 9, 2023,
PSL 2023 Final DateMarch 192023
Participants Team6
Total Match34 matches
Prize MoneyPKR 391.7 Crore ($22.2 Million)
Current championLahore Qalandars (1st title)
Most successfulIslamabad United (2 titles)
Most runsBabar Azam (2413)
Most wicketsWahab Riaz (103)

PSL 2023 – Teams 

PSL started with five teams but later added another team. A total of 6 teams representing six different cities of Pakistan come face to face and compete against one another to win the trophy. The league operates as a unified company, with each team owned and controlled by investors rather than an association of separately owned teams. 

The teams are allowed to choose eight players, and they can increase their roster size to sixteen. The players get ranked according to their skill in the Platinum, Diamond, Gold, and Silver categories. Players from other countries are registered to compete in the top two categories.

TeamCity/ProvinceOwnerHome Ground/VenueFoundedCaptainCoach
Islamabad UnitedIslamabad, Capital TerritoryLeonine Global Sports(Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi)Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Islamabad2015Shadab KhanAzhar Mahmood
Karachi KingsKarachi, SindhARY Group(Salman Iqbal, CEO)National Stadium, Karachi2015TBDPeter Moores
Lahore QalandarsLahore, PunjabQatar Lubricants Company(Fawad Rana, MD)Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore2015Shaheen AfridiAaqib Javed
Multan SultansMultan, PunjabAlamgir Khan TareenMultan Cricket Stadium, Multan2017Mohammad RizwanAndy Flower
Peshawar ZalmiPeshawar, Khyber PakhtunkhwaHaier Pakistan(Javed Afridi, CEO)Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar2015Babar AzamDaren Sammy
Quetta GladiatorsQuetta, BalochistanOmar Associates(Nadeem Omar, Director)Bugti Stadium, Quetta2015Sarfaraz AhmedMoin Khan

The players that will be part of PSL teams this year are yet to be decided by PCB. Player retention was announced on November 11. The PSL draft is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 17. There are retained, released, and emerging players on this list.

Islamabad United (ISLU) PSL Squads List 2023

Five franchises were sold by the Pakistan Cricket Board on 3 December 2015. All the franchises were sold for ten seasons. Ali and Amna Naqvi, the owners of Leonine Global Sports, acquired the Islamabad franchise for $15 million.

Captain:Shadab Khan
Vice Captain:Hassan Ali
Wicket-Keepers:Azam KhanMuhammad IkhlaqRahmanullah Gurbaz
Owners:Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi
Brand Ambassador:Momina MustehsanFawad Khan

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:Johan Botha
Assistant Coach:Saeed Ajmal
Bowling Coach:Corey Rutgers
Fielding Coach:Rumman Raees

Retained players 

Hasan Ali (Platinum), Asif Ali (Platinum), Shadab Khan (Diamond), Faheem Ashraf (Diamond), Alex Hales (Gold), M Wasim Jr (Gold), Azam Khan (Gold), Paul Stirling (Silver)

New Players 

Colin Munro, Marchant Delange, Muhammad Akhlaq, Reece Topley, Danish Aziz, Zafar Gohar Mubasir Khan, Zeeshan Zameer, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ather Mehmood, Musa Khan, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Huraira

Released Players 

Hussain Talat, Muhammad Musa, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Chris Jordan, Akif Javed

Islamabad United (ISLU) Batsman

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Colin MunroSilverBatsman
2Alex HalesGold, Mentor (Retained)Batsman
3Asif AliPlatinum(Retained)Batsman
4Paul StirlingSilver (Retained)Batsman

Islamabad United (ISLU) Wicket Keeper

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Azam Khan (WK)Gold (Retained)Wicket Keeper
2M AkhlaqSilverWicket Keeper
3Rahmanulah GurbazSupplementaryWicket Keeper

Islamabad United (ISLU) All-Rounder

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Shadab Khan (C)PlatinumAll-Rounder
2Faheem AshrafDiamond(Retained)All-Rounder
3Mohammad Wasim JnrGold (Retained)All-Rounder
4Danish AzizSilverAll-Rounder
5Mubasir KhanEmergingAll-Rounder
6Zeeshan ZameerEmerging (RTM)All-Rounder

Islamabad United (ISLU) Bowler

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Hasan AliPlatinumBowler
2Marchant De LangeDiamondBowler
3Reece TopleySilverBowler
4Zafar GoharSilverBowler
5Athar MehmoodSupplementaryBowler

Karachi Kings (KK) PSL Squads List 2023

On 3 December 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board officially announced PSL franchise owners. Salman Iqbal, the CEO of ARY Media Group, bought the Karachi franchise for $26 million. The Karachi franchise was the most expensive franchise at that time.

Captain:Imad Wasim
Vice-Captain:Shoaib Malik
Wicket-Keepers:Rohail Nazir and Joe Clarke
Owner:Salman Iqbal
Brand Ambassador:Hamayun Saeed, Fahad Mustafa, and Shehzad Roy

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:Peter Moores
Bowling Coach:Wasim Akram
Batting Coach:Faisal Iqbal
Fielding Coach:Kamran Khan
Media Manager:Faisal Mirza

Retained Players 

Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shoaib Malik, Amir Yamin, Mir Hamza, Sharjeel Khan, Qasim Akram.

New Players 

Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Umaid Asif, Tom Abell, Rohail Nazir, Muhammad Imran Jr., Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram, Talha Ahsan, Tom Lambonboy, Shahibzada Farhan, Jordan Thompson,

Muhammad Taha Khan

Released Players

Dan Christian, Waqas Maqsood, Chadwick Walton, Arshad Iqbal, Danish Aziz, Zeeshan Malik, Noor Ahmed , Abbas Afridi

Karachi Kings (KK) Batsmen

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Babar Azam (C)PlatinumBatsmen
2Sharjeel KhanGoldBatsmen
3Sahibzada FarhanSupplementary (Silver)Batsmen
4Ian CockbainSilverBatsmen

Karachi Kings (KK) Wicket Keeper

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Joe ClarkeGoldWicket Keeper
2Rohail NazirSilverWicket Keeper

Karachi Kings (KK) All-Rounder

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Imad WasimPlatinumAll-Rounder
2Mohammad NabiDiamondAll-Rounder
3Lewis GregoryDiamondAll-Rounder
4Aamer YaminGoldAll-Rounder
5Qasin AkramEmergingAll-Rounder
6Tom LammonbySupplementaryAll-Rounder
7Jordan ThompsonSupplementary (Silver)All-Rounder
8Mohammad TahaReplacement (Emerging)All-Rounder

Karachi Kings (KK) Bowler

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Chris JordanPlatinumBowler
2Usman ShinwariGoldBowler
3Umaid AsifSilverBowler
4Mohammad Imran JnrSilverBowler
5Mohammad IlyasEmergingBowler
6Faisal AkramEmergingBowler
7Talha AhsanSupplementaryBowler

Lahore Qalandars (LQ) PSL Squads List 2023

Lahore Qalandars is also one of the initial five franchises of the Pakistan Super League. Qatar Lubricants Company acquired the Lahore franchise from Pakistan Cricket Board on December 3, 2015. The franchise was sold for $25.1 million. The Lahore franchise was the 2nd most expensive franchise of PSL at that time.

Captain:Shaheen Shah Afridi
Vice-Captain:Muhammad Hafeez
Wicket-Keepers:Ben DunkPhil SaltZeeshan Ashraf
Owner:Fawad Rana
Brand Ambassador:Shaheen Shah Afridi

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:Aqib Javed
Bowling Coach:Waqas Ahmed
Batting Coach:Mansoor Rana
Power Hitting Coach:Ben Dunk
Fielding Coach:Shahzad Butt
Manager:Sameen Rana

Retained Players

Rashid Khan (Platinum), Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Zaman Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (Platinum), David Wiese (Diamond), Muhammad Hafeez (Diamond), Haris Rauf (Diamond)

New Players

Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Phil Salt, Harry Brook, Kamran Ghulam, Dean Foxcroft, Zaman Khan, Maaz Khan, Samit Patel, Syed Faridoun Mehmood, Mohammad Imran Randhawa, Akif Javed, Ben Dunk, Matthew Potts

Released Players

Dilbar Hussain, Tom Abell, Agha Salman, Muhammad Faizan, Muhammad Zaid, Joe Denly, Ahmed Daniyal

Lahore Qalandars (LQ) Batsmen

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Fakhar ZamanPlatinumBatsmen
2Abdullah ShafiqueGoldBatsmen
3Harry BrookGoldBatsmen
4Ahmes DaniyalSilverBatsmen
5Kamran GhulamSilverBatsmen

Lahore Qalandars (LQ) Wicket Keeper

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Phil SaltGoldWicket Keeper
2Zeeshan AshrafSilverWicket Keeper
3Fawad AhmedEmergingWicket Keeper

Lahore Qalandars (LQ) All-Rounder

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Rashid KhanPlatinumAll-Rounder
2Muhammad HafeezDiamondAll-Rounder
3David WieseDiamondAll-Rounder
4Sohail AkhtarSilverAll-Rounder
5Dean FoxcroftSilverAll-Rounder
6Samit PatelSupplementaryAll-Rounder
7M Imran RandhawaSilverAll-Rounder

Lahore Qalandars (LQ) Bowler

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Shaheen Afridi (C)PlatinumBowler
2Haris RaufDiamondBowler
3Zaman KhanEmergingBowler
4Maaz KhanEmergingBowler
5Syed FaridounEmergingBowler
6Akif JavedSilverBowler

Multan Sultans (MS) PSL Squads List 2023

After the second edition of the PSL, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced that a sixth team would be established before the third edition. The Multan team was sold to Schon Properties for $5.2 million per year. However, the company should have paid the annual fee before PSL 2018. Therefore, the contract was terminated. The ownership rights of the Multan franchise were sold to Alamgir Khan Tareen in 2018 for $6.35 million per year.

Captain:Muhammad Rizwan
Vice-Captain:Shan Masood
Wicket-Keepers:Muhammad Rizwan
Owner:Alamgir Khan Tareen
Brand Ambassador:Javed Sheikh, Momal Sheikh, Neelam Munir, and Sadia Khan

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:Andy Flower
Fast Bowling Coach:Ottis Gibson
Spin Bowling Coach:Mushtaq Ahmed
Batting Coach:Andy Flower
Fielding Coach:Richard Halsall
Manager:Haider Azhar

Retained Players

Mohammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tim David, Abbas Afridi, Ihsanullah.

New Players

Tim David, Rumman Raees, Asif Afridi, Anwar Ali, Rovman Powell , Imran Khan Sr., Abbas Afridi, Amir Azmat, Blessing Muzarabani, Ihsanullah, David Willey, Rizwan Hussain Johnson Charles, Dominic Drakes

Released Players

Mahmudullah Riyad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asad Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Fabian Allen, George Linde, Obed McCoy, Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara, Rohail Nazir

Multan Sultans (MS) Batsmen

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Shan MasoodGoldBatsmen
2Rilee RossouwPlatinumBatsmen
3Tim DavidPlatinumBatsmen
4Aamer AzmatEmergingBatsmen
5Sohaib MaqsoodDiamondBatsmen

Multan Sultans Wicket Keeper

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Mohammad RizwanPlatinumWicket Keeper
2J. CharleesSilverWicket Keeper

Multan Sultans All-Rounder

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Anwar AliSilverAll-Rounder
2David WilleyDiamondAll-Rounder
3Asif AfridiSilverAll-Rounder
4Rumman RaeesSilverAll-Rounder
5Rovman PowellSilverAll-Rounder
6Odean SmithDiamondAll-Rounder
7Abbas AfridiEmergingAll-Rounder
8Khushdil ShahGoldAll-Rounder

Multan Sultans Bowler

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Imran TahirDiamondBowler
2Shahnawaz DahaniSilverBowler
3Dominic DrakesEmergingBowler
4Imran Khan SrSilverBowler

Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) PSL Squads List 2023

Peshawar Zalmi is one of the first five franchises sold before the first edition of the Pakistan Super League. The Peshawar franchise was sold to Javed Afridi for 10 years for $16 million.

Captain:Wahab Riaz
Vice-Captain:Babar Azam
Wicket-Keepers:Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler Cadmore
Owner:Javed Afridi
Brand Ambassador:Mahira Khan Ali Rehman Khan

Coaching Staff

Head Coach:Darren Sammy
Batting Coach:Inzamam Ul Haq
Bowling Coach:Muhammad Akram
Manager:Arshad Khan

Retained Players 

Babar Azam, Salman Irshad, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Haris, Aamir Jamal

New Players

Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Qadir, Salman Irshad, Arshad Iqbal, Sameen Gul, Kamran Akmal, Sirajuddin, Arish Ali Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Haris, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Umar, Pat Brown, Matt Parkinson

Released Players

David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Abrar Ahmed, Ravi Bopara

Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) Batsmen

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Wahab RiazPlatinumBatsmen
2Sherfane RutherfordDiamondBatsmen
3Mohammad HarrisSilverBatsmen
4Haider AliDiamondBatsmen
5Sameen GulSilverBatsmen

Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) Wicket Keeper

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Tom Kohler CadmoreSilverWicket Keeper
2Kamran AkmalSilverWicket Keeper

Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) All-Rounder

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Liam LivingstonePlatinumAll-Rounder
2Hussain TalatGoldAll-Rounder
3Ben CuttingSupplementaryAll-Rounder
4Shoaib MailkDiamondAll-Rounder
5Hazratullah ZazaiPlatinumAll-Rounder

Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) Bowler

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Salman IrshadSilverBowler
2Arshad IqbalSilverBowler
3Mohammad Amir KhanEmergingBowler
4Usman QadirGoldBowler

Quetta Gladiators (QG) PSL Squads List 2023

As usual, Sarfraz Ahmed is announced as a Captain of the Quetta Gladiators Team for PSL 8. According to Pakistan Super League 2023 Schedule, Quetta Gladiators will be playing 10 Matches in PSL this year.

Retained players

Sarfraz Ahmed (Platinum), James Vince (Platinum), Mohammad Nawaz (Diamond), Iftikhar Ahmad (Diamond), Shahid Afridi (Gold), Mohammad Hasnain (Gold), Naseem Shah (Gold)

New Players

Jason Roy, James Faulkner, Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir, Ben Duckett, Khurram Shehzad, Naveenul Haq, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Muhammad Ashar Qureshi, Noor Ahmad, Ahsan Ali

Released Players 

Ben Cutting, Azam Khan, Zahid Mahmood, Anwar Ali, Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Usman Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Dale Steyn, Usman Khan

Quetta Gladiators (QG) Batmen

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Iftikhar AhmedDiamondBatmen
2Ahsan AliSupplementaryBatmen
3Abdula Wahid BangalzaiEmergingBatmen
4Will SmeedSilverBatmen
5Umar AkmalSilverBatmen
6James VincePlatinumBatmen

Quetta Gladiators (QG) Wicketkeeper

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Sarfaraz AhmedPlatinumWicketkeeper
2Ben DuckettSilverWicketkeeper

Quetta Gladiators (QG) All-Rounder

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Shahid AfridiGoldAll-Rounder
2James FaulknerDiamondAll-Rounder
3Ali ImranEmergingAll-Rounder

Quetta Gladiators (QG) Bowler

SrPlayer NameCategoryRole
1Sohail TanvirSilverBowler
2Muhammad HasnainGoldBowler
3Muhammad Ashar QureshiEmergingBowler
4Luke WoodSilverBowler
5Khurram ShahzadSilverBowler
6Ghulam MudassarSilverBowler

PSL 2023 – Schedule & TimeTable

PSL 2023 is just around the corner. PCB has yet to release an official announcement. But as per the report, the updated information is as follows regarding the schedule. PCB has announced its starting and ending date with 34 matches between 6 teams. 

Starting Date: February 9, 2023,

Ending Date: March 19, 2023

Matches: 34 Matches

Opening Ceremony: 6:00 PM

Opening Match: 7:00 PM

Friday Double Matches: 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Other Days Double Matches: 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Single Matches: 7:00 PM


The playoffs will feature four games, with the first two teams on the points table after the league stages taking on each other in the Qualifier. The third and fourth-ranked teams will face each other in the first Eliminator. The loser of the Qualifier will get a chance to have another go at the final, taking on the winner of Eliminator 1 in the second Eliminator.

The final will consist of winners of both Qualifier and Eliminator 1.

PSL 2023 – Sponsors

According to the contract details, PCB and these companies enter the 3 to 4 years contract for a fixed or said amount. Other partners include:

  • HBL Title Sponsors
  • Ariel
  • Inverex
  • Pepsi
  • Jubilee Life Insurance
  • Brighto Paints
  • OPPO Mobiles
  • Head and Shoulders
  • Tapal Tea
  • Blitz International
  • TransGroup

Karachi Kings Sponsors

Below are the Sponsors & Partners of Karachi Kings

Gold Sponsors:GFS Builders
Titanium Sponsors:Pakistan State Oil
Radio Partners:Radio Awaz and Buzz FM
Personal Care Partners:Bona Papa
Platinum Banking Partners:Bank Islami
Housing Partners:GFS Builders and Developers
Official Footwear Partners:Urbansole
Charity Partner:Shaukat Khanam
Super Market Partner:Imtiaz
Media Partner:ARY

Lahore Qalandars Sponsors

Down is the list of Sponsors & Partners of Lahore Qalandars

Main Sponsor:B4U Group of Companies
Footwear Partner:Starlet
Media Partner:Geo News Urdu
Banking Partner:The Bank of Punjab
Apparel Partner:Uniworth Shop
Exclusive Digital Media Partner:Daily Pakistan
Outdoor Media Partner:Core Media Pakistan
Exclusive Radio Partner:FM 100 Pakistan
Esports Partner:PUBG Mobile
Airline Partner:AirSial
Hygiene partners:It’s All About ME, Medicam
Education Partner:The Orchid School
Fragrance Partner:ME Body Spray
Silver Sponsor:Romaisa Beauty Bar

Islamabad United Sponsors

Following is the list of Sponsors & Partners of Islamabad United

Title Sponsors:Sabroso
Q-commerce Partner:Food Panda
Media Partners:Hum TV
Power Partner:Fast Cables
Smart Phone Partner:Premier Code
HealthTech Partner:Ailaaj
CSR Partner:The Citizens Foundation
Sustainability Partner:Sapphire
Nutrition Partner:Tetra Pak Pakistan
Strategic Partner:JOMO
Urdu Radio Partner:FM 101
Digital Media Partner:Pro Pakistani

Peshawar Zalmi

Complete list of Sponsors & Partners of Peshawar Zalmi are as follows.

Title Sponsors:Haier
TV Partner:TCL
Footwear Partner:Hush Puppies
Sound Partners:Audionic
Food Partner:McDonald’s
Airline Partner:Turkish Airlines
Radio Partner:FM 91
Smartphone & IOT Partner:OPPO
Smart Device Partner:Air Link
Media Partner:Dawn Media Group
Regional Media Partner:AVT Khyber
Digital Media Partner:Independent Urdu
Website Partner:Website Partner

Multan Sultans Sponsors

Down is the list of sponsoring partners of Multan Sultans 

Title Sponsors:Pepsi
Media Partner:Urdu Point
National News Partner:Dunya News
Hygiene Partner:HiClean
Outdoor Marketing Partner:Adsells Advertising
Snack Partner:Kurkure
Video Partner:Snack Video
Empowering Partner:Fatima Fertilizer
Mobile Device Partner:Mercantile Pakistan
Strategic Partner:Asia Ghee

Quetta Gladiators Sponsors

  • Edenrobe
  • Jubilee Insurance
  • Engro 
  • BRB Group
  • Olpers
  • Meiji
  • Master Oil
  • Zong
  • KFC
  • PTV Sports
  • Hemani

PSL 8 2023 – Venues

Pakistan Super League 8th edition will be on the same lines as the previous one. Including semi-finals and finals, a total of 34 games will take place. Last year, all the matches were conducted in Karachi and Lahore, but this time PCB has decided to look into other venues. Below are the venue details for PSL 2023: 

  • Karachi- National Stadium 

National Bank Cricket Arena is a national stadium in Karachi. It can accommodate 34,000 viewers. PSL 2023 will conduct 9 matches here. 

  • Lahore- Gaddafi Stadium 

This is the renowned stadium in Lahore. It has a capacity of 27,000 people at a time. 9 matches of PSL 2023 will be played here.

  • Multan- Multan Cricket Stadium

PSL has declared Multan cricket stadium fit for conducting PSL matches. It can accommodate 35,000 people. 8 matches of PSL will be conducted here. 

  • Rawalpindi- Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

PSL viewers will be able to witness 8 PSL matches in Rawalpindi this year. It can accommodate 15,000 people. 

PSL 2023 – Auction

Pakistan Cricket Board suggested the PSL auction 2023 model for franchises for season 8 of HBL PSL 2023. The idea is to attract top-ranked players from all over the world with the PSL 2023 auction. Here is the suggested idea as follows

  • Retain a Maximum 4 Player
  • Four overseas players should auction
  • Twelve players selected from drafts
  • 1 Million Salary Cap
  • Three local and one overseas should retain
  • The budget for the Auction would be $600k (only for world-class cricketers)

Previously, there were over 425 players available for selection, hailing from more than 32 different nations. The PCB has established the Right to Match Card in preparation for the tournament in 2023. It indicates that both teams will receive one card of this kind, which they can use during the drought to choose a player previously cut from their squad.

The teams can keep a total of no more than eight players on their rosters and make whatever transfers they see necessary.

Thus, the HBL PSL 8 Auction model is suggested to all franchises for the coming season, PSL auction 2023 season 8. But franchises will review it and confirm it in a meeting with PCB.

PSL 8 2023 Umpires

Frequently Asked Questions 

Does PSL happen every year?

PSL started in 2015 as domestic cricket with teams representing different cities in Pakistan. In addition, foreign players are also allowed to take part in this league. From the first season, it became famous, and now it is the professional T20 league held yearly. 

Which is bigger, IPL or PSL?

IPL started in 2008, and PSL made its debut in 2015. Both leagues are considered the most significant cricket leagues in the world. IPL is more extensive and successful than PSL regarding team count, revenue generation, players’ salaries, prize money, and sponsorships. PSL is yet to be developed due to various factors. 

Read also: Babar Azam VS Virat Kohli | Comparing the Best – Who is better?

Is PSL making money?

From the very first season, PSL has attracted the attention of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. PSL has become a cash-rich tournament. 

 “HBL PSL 7 profits jumped to 71 percent, the most in its history, with each franchise earning around PKR 900 million, again the most in HBL PSL’s history, and all before the first ball was even bowled. For next year, we aspire to take this league to the homes of all franchises and broaden its fan reach,” Rameez Raja said.

Who is PSL’s most successful captain?

PSL has witnessed many excellent captains throughout its history. These captains have guided their teams to the team’s success and the tournament. Sarfraz Ahmed is the most successful captain of the Quetta Gladiators in PSL. He has a record of winning 29 matches, including being a runner-up in seasons 2016 and 2017, and has won the trophy in 2019.


PSL 8 is all set to give you a thrilling sight. Cricket lovers are intrigued and enthusiastic about this biggest battle to start. In this regard, PCB has made all the arrangements for PSL 8 2023, and things just need to be finalized, so you have to wait for the final announcement. Until then, you can check out this PSL 2023 Teams, Schedule, Sponsors, Venues, and Auction guide

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