National T20 Cup 2023 begins on November 24 – full schedule

Cricket fever is about to grip Pakistan as the much-anticipated National T20 Cup 2023 kicks off on November 24 and continues its exhilarating journey until December 10. Organized by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), this men’s domestic T20 cricket tournament promises to be a spectacle of intense competition, extraordinary talent, and thrilling moments.

Tournament Format

The National T20 Cup 2023 features a total of 18 teams, showcasing their T20 prowess in 63 riveting matches. The participating teams are strategically divided into four groups: Group A and B with five teams each, and Group C and D with four teams each. The initial stage sees teams competing within their groups, aiming to secure a spot in the coveted Super Eight stage.

Super Eight Stage

The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super Eight stage, where the intensity of the competition will escalate. In this round-robin format, each team will face off against the others, vying for supremacy. The Super Eight stage is a crucial phase, determining which teams will emerge as the top contenders for the semi-finals.

Road to the Finals

The top four teams in the standings at the conclusion of the Super Eight stage will qualify for the semi-finals. The stakes will be high as these teams battle it out for a place in the grand finale. The semi-final winners will lock horns in a showdown of skills and strategy in the National T20 Cup 2023 final, scheduled for December 10.

Venues

NBP Sports Complex, UBL Sports Complex, National Bank Stadium, and State Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex are the esteemed venues that will host all the matches of this T20 extravaganza. These grounds are set to witness scintillating performances and breathtaking moments, creating an electric atmosphere for cricket enthusiasts.

Defending Champions and Groups

Sindh, the reigning champions, claimed the title in the previous edition of September 2022 by defeating Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a compelling final. The participating teams in the National T20 Cup 2023 are divided into four groups:

  • Group A: Karachi Blues, Lahore Whites, Larkana, Peshawar, Quetta
  • Group B: Dera Murad Jamali, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Karachi Whites, Lahore Blues
  • Group C: Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi
  • Group D: AJK, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Multan, Sialkot

Where to Watch

Cricket enthusiasts in India can catch all the live action of the National T20 Cup 2023 on the Pakistan Cricket Board’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Unfortunately, there will be no live telecast of the tournament on any TV channel in India.

National T20 Cup 2023 schedule and live match start times

All timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

DateMatchTime
Friday, Nov 24Lahore Whites vs Peshawar10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Karachi Blues vs Larkana10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Karachi Whites vs Islamabad10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Hyderabad vs Dera Murad Jamali10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Rawalpindi vs Abbottabad10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Faisalabad vs Bahawalpur10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Multan vs Sialkot10:00 AM
Friday, Nov 24Federally Administered Tribal Areas vs AJK10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Lahore Whites vs Larkana10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Karachi Blues vs Quetta10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Karachi Whites vs Dera Murad Jamali10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Lahore Blues vs Hyderabad10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Rawalpindi vs Faisalabad10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Abbottabad vs Bahawalpur10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Multan vs AJK10:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 25Sialkot vs Federally Administered Tribal Areas10:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 26Quetta vs Larkana10:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 26Peshawar vs Karachi Blues10:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 26Lahore Blues vs Dera Murad Jamali10:00 AM
Sunday, Nov 26Islamabad vs Hyderabad10:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 28Lahore Whites vs Karachi Blues10:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 28Quetta vs Peshawar10:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 28Karachi Whites vs Hyderabad10:00 AM
Tuesday, Nov 28Lahore Blues vs Islamabad10:00 AM
Friday, Dec 1Super Eight, Match 110:00 AM
Friday, Dec 1Super Eight, Match 210:00 AM
Friday, Dec 1Super Eight, Match 310:00 AM
Friday, Dec 1Super Eight, Match 410:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 2Super Eight, Match 510:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 2Super Eight, Match 610:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 2Super Eight, Match 710:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 2Super Eight, Match 810:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 3Super Eight, Match 910:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 3Super Eight, Match 1010:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 3Super Eight, Match 1110:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 3Super Eight, Match 1210:00 AM
Monday, Dec 4Super Eight, Match 1310:00 AM
Monday, Dec 4Super Eight, Match 1410:00 AM
Monday, Dec 4Super Eight, Match 1510:00 AM
Monday, Dec 4Super Eight, Match 1610:00 AM
Wednesday, Dec 6Super Eight, Match 1710:00 AM
Wednesday, Dec 6Super Eight, Match 1810:00 AM
Wednesday, Dec 6Super Eight, Match 1910:00 AM
Wednesday, Dec 6Super Eight, Match 2010:00 AM
Thursday, Dec 7Super Eight, Match 2110:00 AM
Thursday, Dec 7Super Eight, Match 2210:00 AM
Thursday, Dec 7Super Eight, Match 2310:00 AM
Thursday, Dec 7Super Eight, Match 2410:00 AM
Friday, Dec 8Super Eight, Match 2510:00 AM
Friday, Dec 8Super Eight, Match 2610:00 AM
Friday, Dec 8Super Eight, Match 2710:00 AM
Friday, Dec 8Super Eight, Match 2810:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 9Semi-final 110:00 AM
Saturday, Dec 9Semi-final 210:00 AM
Sunday, Dec 10National T20 Cup 2023 final10:00 AM

Get ready for a cricketing spectacle as the National T20 Cup 2023 unfolds, showcasing the best of Pakistan’s T20 talent in a quest for glory and supremacy.

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