The drumming for PSL 7, the trophy, was proposed to be played on January 25.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had earlier announced plans to launch PSL 7 in early January 2022. The event would continue till the second week of February, but no consideration has been given to varying the dates.
Recently, a delegation of the board headed by CEO Waseem Khan had a virtual meeting with the franchise owners and representatives. On this occasion, it had been discussed that the event would start on January 25. The Emirates Cricket Board is additionally launching its franchise league from January. Foreign players are going to be called in at attractive rates, which might be a drag for the PSL.
The PCB has started considering postponing the dates to avoid clashes with the event. Despite the beginning on the 25th, the schedule of Emirates League and PSL is going to be in conflict but the times are going to be short. then the likelihood of participation of players will increase.
The Australian event will run from December 15 to January 28. consistent with the preliminary schedule, PSL 7 would have started in Karachi. After the primary 17 matches at the National Stadium, an equivalent number of matches including the ultimate would are held in Lahore. Now, if the new schedule is prescribed, it’ll endways February 24.
It may be recalled that the regular window of PSL from the start in 2016 was February, March but next year it’ll start soon thanks to home series from Australia, India wants to carry IPL in April, May, just in case of delay Pakistan League this might have led to a conflict that would have affected broadcast and commercial deals, and therefore the availability of foreign players would are a serious issue.
On the opposite hand, the new broadcasting and commercial contracts of PSL were also discussed within the meeting of the board and franchisees. The legal battle of PCB against the prevailing broadcaster goes on.
He expressed his desire to satisfy the nominated chairman Rameez Raja soon and said that this is able to be possible only after assuming office. Wasim Khan asked them for a month and a half, but the owners weren’t happy.