PSL 2020 opening ceremony timing, venue, schedule

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 is scheduled to begin on Thursday (February 20), which means that cricket fans would want to know what time is the opening ceremony and what will be the timing of the matches.

Fret no more as Geo Super, in this post below, will address all your queries regarding PSL 2020 timings.

The opening ceremony of PSL 2020 will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi on Thursday at around 6:45pm. While that is the official timing, beware that PSL matches have a history of missing their official starting time.

The tournament will see as many as 350 artists including Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and rock band Soch perform at the opening ceremony.

READ: Aima Baig, Rahat Fateh, Sanam Marvi to perform at opening ceremony

After the star-studded opening ceremony, there will be time enough for just a single match. That fixture will be between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and two-time winners Islamabad United.

The toss for the match will be held at 8:30pm, while play is scheduled to begin at 9pm. The operating word being “scheduled” as tardiness is a bit of a problem with PCB-organised events.

We’re replugging the entire tournament’s schedule below in case you want to take a look:

Full schedule

20 Feb – Opening ceremony (starts 6:45pm) to be followed by Quetta Gladiators v Islamabad United, National Stadium (9pm-11.15pm)

21 Feb – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi, National Stadium (3pm-6.15pm); Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium (8pm-11.15pm)

22 Feb – Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi, National Stadium (2pm-5.15pm); Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

23 Feb – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators, National Stadium (2pm-5.15pm); Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

26 Feb – Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi, Multan Cricket Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

27 Feb – Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

28 Feb – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings, Multan Cricket Stadium (3pm-6.15pm); Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars, Pindi Cricket Stadium (8pm-11.15pm)

29 Feb – Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, Multan Cricket Stadium (2pm-5.15pm); Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi, Pindi Cricket Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

1 Mar – Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

2 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings, Pindi Cricket Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

3 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

4 Mar – Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

5 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators, Pindi Cricket Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

6 Mar – Karachi Kings v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

7 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Islamabad United, Pindi Cricket Stadium (2pm-5.15pm); Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

8 Mar – Multan Sultans v Islamabad United, Pindi Cricket Stadium (2pm-5.15pm); Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

10 Mar – Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

11 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

12 Mar – Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, National Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

13 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Multan Sultans, National Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

14 Mar – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United, National Stadium (7pm-5.15pm)

15 Mar – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, Gaddafi Stadium (2pm-5.15pm); Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings, National Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

17 Mar – Qualifier (1 v 2), National Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

18 Mar – Eliminator 1 (3 v 4), Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

20 Mar – Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1), Gaddafi Stadium (7pm-10.15pm)

22 Mar – Final, Gaddafi Stadium (start time TBC)

Note: Double-headers scheduled on Friday are to start at 3pm and 8pm. 

PSL 2020 opening ceremony timing, venue, schedule