The complete schedule for HBL Pakistan Super League 2018 (PSL) with the specific timing of the opening ceremony and matches has been released.
The tournament will be kicked off with a glittering opening ceremony on February 22 at Dubai at 8 PM followed by the first match of the 2018 edition between the defending champions, Peshawar Zalmi and the newest team of HBL PSL family, Multan Sultans at 10 PM.
Karachi Kings will play their first game of the third season on February 23 against the two-time finalists, Quetta Gladiators at 4:30 PM, whereas Lahore Qalandars will begin their campaign against Multan Sultans on the same day at 9 PM respectively.
The champions of the inaugural edition of HBL PSL, Islamabad United will take the field for the first time in the third season on February 24 against Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi in the first game of the day.
The tournament is comprised of 34 matches including the playoffs and the final, it will be played from February 22 to March 25.
The two eliminators will take place in Lahore on March 20 and 21 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, the same venue that hosted the final of HBL PSL 2.
Whereas, the final of the tournament is scheduled to be played at National Stadium Karachi, for which the preparations are in full swing.
The timing for matches in Pakistan are yet to be announced.