LAHORE: Multan has again been included along with the venues of Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi for the eighth edition of the HBL

Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced to hold the premier T20 event from Feb 9 to March 19 next year.

Last time, Multan was included for the first time as a venue for the 2020 edition but later due to Covid-19 pandemic the city was ousted from the list.

Friday’s decisions were taken in HBL Pakistan Super League’s governing council which met here at the National High Perfo­rmance Centre.

All six franchises were represented along with PCB officials who are members of the GC. PCB chairman Ramiz Raja chaired the meeting.

“The meeting congratulated the GC on a hugely successful and record-breaking HBL PSL 7 which was the first one ever to be staged in Pakistan uninterrupted since the start of the league in 2016. The successful organisation of the tournament was made possible despite significant external challenges and record revenue and viewership was attained through the two action-packed leagues in Karachi and Lahore,” a PCB press release said.

“Some important discussions around the scheduling for the next edition of the HBL PSL were made. It was decided that the HBL PSL 8 will run from Feb 9 to March 19, 2023. At least four venues will be used for hosting the matches, including Lahore, Karachi, Rawal­pindi and Multan. Further discussions for firming up the detailed schedule will take place between the franchises and the PCB in due course,” it added.

Published in Dawn, September 3rd, 2022

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