The six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) discussed the mutual decision to hold the remaining PSL in November however, the decision hasn’t been confirmed yet. PCB made the decision to decline BCCI’s request to cancel the tournament.
The decision was discussed in the teleconference between the board and the franchises. In the conference, the franchises also applauded the board with an appreciation for setting up an individual department for the PSL franchises.
PSL was postponed indefinitely amidst the Coronavirus outbreak and it suffered massive financial losses. Pakistan’s only T20 league was remaining with two semifinals and a final.
PCB to host the remaining PSL matches in December depriving BCCI request to postpone
Earlier, The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has suggested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cancel next year’s PSL to host Asia Cup. Asia Cup, that is scheduled for September 2020 is most likely to be canceled amidst the situation as no news has been made for organizing. After that, the T20 World Cup 2020, is also looking to be postponed till 2021 or 2023. As a consequence, BCCI is looking forward to a vast and vacant window of September-November to hold IPL.
They are willing for PSL to get canceled in February 2021 to hold the September 2021’s canceled Asia Cup.
The chairman of PCB, Ehsan Mani, made the following statements after the meeting:
“Once again, it was an engaging and interesting Governing Council meeting with common interest being the wellbeing and future of the HBL Pakistan Super League. Of course, the future of the HBL PSL is critical to the PCB and the franchisees and, as such, there was a continued commitment to make it a bigger, better, and stronger brand.
“The PCB and the franchisees expressed determination that they will continue to work together to resolve all pending matters and ensure all parties continue to flourish and benefit from what is now one of the biggest and most followed cricket leagues in the world,” he said.