Chairman PCB in favour of hosting Zalmi games in Peshawar: Javed Afridi

PSL 10 is likely to take place between 7th April to 20th May

By Web Desk
May 08, 2024
Mohsin Naqvi (L) and Javed Afridi (R). - PCB/IG/jafridi10

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi has claimed that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Mohsin Naqvi is in favour of hosting the matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season ten matches at Peshawar's Arbab Niaz stadium.

Afridi, in his post on X (formerly Twitter), mentioned that the people of Peshawar will see the event before the PSL too and the people of the city could see international stars next year.

“Had a productive call with CM KP @AliAminKhanPTI. He has given directives to the sports department to release funds for the remaining 20% job at Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar," he wrote.

"Chairman PCB is in favour of hosting the Peshawar Zalmi games in Peshawar. Get ready for some thrilling events before PSL, fans will see International Stars at KP Soil. InshaAllah,” Afridi wrote on X," he added.

It must be noted Lahore and Rawalpindi are set to host more matches than Karachi during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 10 next year.

According to local media, Karachi has been given five matches in the draft schedule for PSL 2025. Meanwhile, Lahore will get a maximum of 10 matches and Rawalpindi eight. Multan will also get five matches during the event.

Karachi has been given fewer matches, as compared to this year, due to low turnout in the last season.

The PSL Governing Council meeting will be held towards the end of May 2024. During the meeting, the window for the next PSL and changes to playing conditions will be approved.

Remember, PCB has proposed 7th April to 20th May as proposed dates for the 10th edition of the PSL.

In this case, PSL will clash with Indian Premier League (IPL) during those dates.

PCB can not organise PSL 10 in the traditional February-March window since the event will clash with the ICC Champions Trophy which will take place in Pakistan.