The Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8 regular season came to a close with Karachi Kings defeating Lahore Qalandars at the Gaddafi Stadium, ushering in the playoff stage.
Multan Sultans, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United are the four teams left standing after 30 enthralling matches.
The league will go into a mini break to help teams and players recuperate before the tournament resumes on March 15th for its final stretch.
After finishing first and second in the PSL 8 points table, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans will begin the playoffs. The winner of their match will advance directly to the final, while the loser will have another chance to make the final when they face the winner of eliminator 1, which will be either Islamabad United or Peshawar Zalmi.
The entire playoffs will be played in Lahore, a ground that has historically provided an even contest between bat and ball.
PSL 8 playoffs schedule:
15 Mar – (Qualifier) Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium.
16 Mar – (Eliminator 1) Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium
17 Mar – (Eliminator 2) Loser Qualifier vs winner Eliminator 1, Gaddafi Stadium
19 Mar – Final, Gaddafi Stadium.