PCB Chairman Naqvi interested in launching additional tournaments

The 2024-25 domestic cricket season is expected to start in September

By Web Desk
May 25, 2024
Mohsin Naqvi (R) meets Pakistan white-ball captain Babar Azam. - PCB

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mohsin Naqvi is interested in launching additional T20, 50-over and four-day events in the 2024-25 domestic cricket calendar.

Naqvi recently chaired important meetings in Lahore on the 2024-25 domestic cricket structure.

The PCB chief wants the domestic cricket department to prepare and present a competitive schedule of events that can help bridge the gap with international cricket with more playing and earning opportunities while also enhancing the quality of cricket.

“I want professional cricketers to be engaged throughout the year so they can continue to improve and are also in their best shape when required for national duty,” said Naqvi.

"A strong, competitive and robust domestic cricket structure will help increase the pool of players, which will benefit the Pakistan cricket team.”

The 2024-25 domestic cricket season is expected to start in September.

Naqvi also told franchise owners that they will be supported going forward during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council meeting.

"I would like to see you grow and flourish as franchise owners. I will support you wherever I can to help you achieve your objectives,” he said.

"PSL is a jewel in the crown of Pakistan cricket, and, we, with the support of the PCB, want to see it continue to make upward progress," stated the franchise owners.

The decision to expand PSL from six to eight teams from 2026 was also discussed, with further discussions scheduled for next month.

The PCB has proposed a window from April 7 to May 20 for PSL 2025, with further discussions to take place next month.