PSL final moved to Saturday, March 18 due to weather concerns

Sunday (March 19) – the original date for the PSL8 final - and Monday (March 20) will be used as reserve days


The 2023 PSL final has been moved forward by 24 hours because of the weather forecast.

The PSL8 trophy showdown was due to take place on Sunday, March 19 at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium but will now be played on the Saturday.

Both Sunday and Monday will be available as reserve days.

Light showers are expected to descend on Lahore on Sunday afternoon. The forecast for Saturday is clearer, although there could rain in the evening.

Friday's eliminator match between Lahore Qalandars and either Peshawar Zalmi or Islamabad United could also be disrupted by the weather, with yet more afternoon rain expected.


Multan Sultans advanced to Saturday's final with a commanding win over Lahore Qalandars [Arif Ali/Getty Images]

PCB management committee chair Najam Sethi, said: "The HBL PSL8 is our marquee event. All the teams aim and prepare whole year to not only feature in the final but to lift the Supernove Trophy, while the passionate cricket fans also wait anxiously to see their favourite team being crowned as the champion.

"As such, and on the basis of available information about bad weather forecast, it is a sensible and proactive approach that we use the off-day and play the final on Saturday, and utilise Sunday along with Monday as reserve days. This will give us two reserve days in case the match cannot be completed or played on Saturday instead of the traditional one day.

"We have spoken with the teams involved in the play-offs, and they are not only aligned to our decision but have backed and supported our decision.

"There will be no inconvenience to the cricket fans as tickets purchased for Sunday's match will remain valid for Saturday's rescheduled final."

Multan Sultans booked their place in the PSL8 final with a commanding 84-run victory over defending champions Lahore Qalandars.





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