PCB to Hold Remaining PSL Matches in November if Situation Improves: CEO

The Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to carry the remaining matches of the PSL-5 in November, if the scenario arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic improves within the subsequent few months, its CEO Wasim Khan mentioned on Sunday.

The PSL was suspended on Tuesday earlier than the semifinals after the PCB revealed {that a} international participant confirmed signs of the dreaded COVID-19, however Khan mentioned the remaining matches could also be held throughout the 10-day window accessible in November.

“However we have now to first sit down and focus on the scenario with all of the franchise house owners as a result of they’re additionally recommendations that Multan Sultans which topped the factors desk needs to be declared winners or to have these remaining matches earlier than the PSL-6 early subsequent yr,” he instructed the media in a teleconference.

Khan mentioned the Board is in monetary well being that it’s going to not face any disaster for a yr even when the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“The Coronavirus pandemic has affected your complete world and sports activities globally. On this disaster time at current we have now cash and will not be going through any monetary disaster,” he mentioned.

He additionally confirmed that the Board had suffered some monetary losses because of the rescheduling, adjustments and suspension of the Pakistan Tremendous League.

“Roughly our losses are round 200 million rupees as a consequence of lack of gate cash and a few sponsorship revenues,” he mentioned.

He, nevertheless mentioned the Board had earned significantly from sale of tv, radio, digital media and sponsorships within the PSL.

Khan mentioned the PCB had additionally suffered income losses of round USD three to four million because of the postponement of the ODI and Take a look at match in opposition to Bangladesh which had been to be held in April however have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He mentioned the Board was seeking new sponsors and broadcasters for its home and worldwide matches.

Responding to a query, Khan mentioned in the meanwhile, Pakistan’s subsequent commitments had been excursions of Eire, the Netherlands and England from June onwards whereas the plans had been to start out the brand new home season from September-October.

“However all the pieces will rely now how this coronavirus scenario develops. It’s a large problem for all sports activities and sports activities world our bodies, together with cricket.”

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