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Pakistan Super League 2018 Schedule

The PSL schedule for the 2018 edition has been released and will kick-start from February 22 in Dubai. All PSL 3 matches will be played at 4 venues – Dubai, Sharjah, Lahore, and Karachi as announced by the PCB.
Peshawar Zalmi will take on Multan Sultans in the season opener which will be followed by a double-header on Friday, February 23 in the same city. Karachi Kings will take on Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans will play Lahore Qalandars that evening.
Islamabad United will kick-start their campaign on Saturday with a game against Peshawar Zalmi and on the same day the Gladiators will also face the Qalandars.
This will be the first ever edition of the PSL when six teams will feature instead of five and each side will play each other twice. This will account for a total of 30 matches during the league stage of the competition that will last till Friday, March 16.
This will be followed by the playoffs that will be held from March 18 onward. The top two sides in the group stages of the competition will clash first up, with the winner qualifying for the final. This will be followed by an Eliminator on Tuesday, March 20, with the losing team bowing out and the winning side taking on the losing team from the first Qualifier.
This third match, also an Eliminator, will be played on Wednesday, March 21, while the final will be held four days later on March 25.
These two Eliminators will be played in Lahore while the final will be held in Karachi. These are the only three matches that will be played in Pakistan according to this Pakistan Super League schedule.
There was a good demand for PSL tickets through the league stages of the tournament before it touched crescendo when the final came to Lahore. The complete PSL fixtures with time are placed below for the 2018 edition.

Date
Matches
Time (PST)
Venue

Thursday, February 22
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans
10:00 pm
Dubai

Friday, February 23
Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators
4:30 pm
Dubai

Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars
9:00 pm

Saturday, February 24
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi
4:30 pm
Dubai

Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars
9:00 pm

Sunday, February 25
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United
4:30 pm
Dubai

Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi
9:00 pm

Monday, February 26
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars
9:00 pm
Dubai

Wednesday, February 28
Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators
9:00 pm
Sharjah

Thursday, March 1
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi
9:00 pm
Sharjah

Friday, March 2
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings
4:30 pm
Sharjah

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United
9:00 pm

Saturday, March 3
Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators
4:30 pm
Sharjah

Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars
9:00 pm

Sunday, March 4
Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
9:00 pm
Sharjah

Tuesday March 6
Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans
9:00 pm
Dubai

Wednesday, March 7
Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators
9:00 pm
Dubai

Thursday, March 8
Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars
4:30 pm
Dubai

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators
9:00 pm

Friday, March 9
Multan Sultans vs Lahore Qalandars
4:30 pm
Dubai

Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United
9:00 pm

Saturday, March 10
Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings
4:30 pm
Dubai

Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
9:00 pm

Sunday, March 11
Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars
9:00 pm
Dubai

Tuesday March 13
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United
9:00 pm
Sharjah

Wednesday, March 14
Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars
9:00 pm
Sharjah

Thursday, March 15
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings
4:30 pm
Sharjah

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United
9:00 pm

Friday, March 16
Peshawar Zalmi vs Lahore Qalandars
4:30 pm
Sharjah

Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
9:00 pm

Play-Offs

Sunday, March 18
Qualifier – Team 1 vs Team 2
 
Dubai

Tuesday March 20
Eliminator 1 – Team 3 vs Team 4
 
Lahore

Wednesday, March 21
Eliminator 2 – Eliminator 1 Winner vs Qualifier Loser
 
Lahore

Sunday, March 25
Final
 
Karachi

Match Timings
Opening Ceremony: 7:00 pm UAE time / 8:00 pm Pakistan timeOpening match: 9:00 pm UAE time / 10:00 pm Pakistan timeDay Matches in UAE: 3:30 pm UAE time / 4:30 pm Pakistan timeNight matches in UAE: 8:00 pm UAE time / 9:00 pm Pakistan timePakistan match timings: TBD