PSL 9 schedule to be finalised upon government's advice

PSL governing council's meeting was held today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore

By Web Desk
November 14, 2023
PSL governing council meeting took place in Lahore - PCB

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have agreed that the dates of PSL 2024 will be finalised upon the advice of the government of Pakistan.

PSL governing council's meeting was held today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. The meeting was chaired by Zaka Ashraf, Chairman of the PCB Management Committee.

All six PSL franchisees were represented along with PCB officials who engaged in a fruitful and detailed discussion on a wide range of issues including the PSL 9 operational and logistical matters.

They also discussed regarding the draft of PSL 9 which is tentatively scheduled to take place in mid-December immediately after the conclusion of the National T20 Cup.

Remember, the general election has been announced to take place on February 8, 2024. Meanwhile, PSL 9's tentative schedule is from February 8 to March 24.

With the general election announced to take place during the same window, it was unanimously agreed by both parties that formal advice be expeditiously sought from the government of Pakistan" over finalising the exact dates for the tournament.

On the other hand, franchisees also urged the PCB to accelerate the process for the sale of PSL Media rights.

Earlier, it was reported that two countries are in the running to host some matches of the PSL 9.

According to sources, UAE and South Africa could host the initial matches of PSL due to elections in Pakistan.

However, sources added that the majority of the franchises are insisting that the entire event should take place in Pakistan.

Remember, the PCB has opened registration window for foreign players as well. The categories of local players have also been renewed and now the franchises will put forward relegation requests for the players before finalising retentions.

After relegation requests are floated, all teams are given an opportunity to meet the player’s base category. If the player’s base category is not matched, the player may be relegated to a category below his base category.