PSL 8: Match Officials, Commentary Panel and Broadcast Territories announced

The Pakistan Super League 2023 is just under one week away. The eighth edition of Pakistan’s premier T20 competition promises to be exciting, thrilling and filled with lots of emotions. Earlier today, the PCB announced all the Match Officials, Commentary Panel and Broadcast Territories for the PSL 8.

The league will begin from 13 February to 19 March 2022. The opening game will be a repeat of the 2022 final as defending champions Lahore Qalandars takes on Multan Sultans.

The PCB also announced the replacement draft. You can read the complete details on the replacement draft here. For the official PSL schedule, you can visit the link: PSL 2023 Schedule Revealed

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Match Officials and Commentators for PSL 8

Match Officials

The PCB named 19 match officials who will conduct each and every game of the PSL of which 14 are umpires and five are referees. 

The experienced duo of Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza will once again join the party along with their six local colleagues. Richard Illingworth and Alex Wharf also return to the country while Martin Saggers, Michael Gough, Nasir Hussain, and Ruchira Palliyaguruge are part of the on-field umpires.

UmpiresMatch Referees
Ahsan RazaAli Naqvi
Aleem DarIftikhar Ahmed
Alex WharfJaved Malik
Asif YaqoobMohammad Anees
Faisal Khan AfridiRoshan Mohanama
Martin Saggers
Michael Gough
Muhammad Asif
Nassir Hussain
Rashid Riaz
Richard Illingworth
Ruchira Palliyaguruge 
Shozab Raza
Tariq Rasheed

In the Match Referee list, along with the four locals is Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winner Roshan Mohamana who will join the PSL Match Referee panel.


15 Commentators (plus 2 Presenters) were announced for the on-air voice show. Eight overseas commentators were also included. Simon Doull, Alan Wilkins and Danny Morrison will make yet another PSL appearance. They will be joined by Nick Knight, Daren Ganga, Mark Boutcher, Dominic Cork and Vernon Philander.

Former Pakistan captains Waqar Younis, Urooj Mumtaz and Sana Mir are included in the list of locals alongside Bazid Khan, Sikandar Bakht, Marina Iqbal and Tariq Saeed. Iqbal and Saeed will serve as Urdu Commentators. 

Zainab Abbas and Erin Holland reprised their roles as TV Presenters. 

Where can you watch PSL 8?

PSL is one of the most watched leagues in the world of cricket across different continents. Fans in Pakistan can watch the league on Linear TV on A Sports, PTV Sports and TEN Sports. Live streaming is also available and it can be watched on Daraz App, tapmadTV and Tamasha.

For away countries, here are the broadcast details:

AustraliaFox Sports
CaribbeanFlow Sports
MENA (Middle East and North Africa)Etisalat, StarzPlay
New ZealandSkySports
North AmericaWillow
RadioFM 106.2
South AsiaSONY 
Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSports
United KingdomSkySports
Non-Broadcast TerritoriesYouTube, Facebook (both on official PSL page)

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