As many as eight matches of subsequent season’s Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) will probably be performed in Pakistan together with the ultimate scheduled for Karachi on March 17, it was introduced on Saturday (September 15).The fourth version of the PSL will begin on February 14, 2019, within the UAE earlier than the groups journey to Pakistan for the remaining video games. Final yr’s match noticed simply the 2 semi-finals and remaining hosted in Pakistan whereas the opposite video games have been performed within the UAE.
The PSL Governing Council, consisting of representatives of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and all PSL franchises met on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Lahore and introduced the choice, with the assembly being presided over by newly elected PCB chairman Ehsan Mani.
It was additionally introduced after the assembly that PSL franchise representatives can be part of the bid committees for the assorted PSL rights which can be to be determined, with Mani reaffirming the board’s intention of sustaining transparency by means of all processes.
Talking about the necessity to have an inclusive course of in place, Mani stated, “PCB and PSL franchises are all companions on this challenge and I’m assured that we are going to all work collectively to usher in good numbers for our subsequent rights cycle.”
PSL groups are allowed a most of ten retentions going into the brand new season, with the draft order for choosing gamers to be adopted on the premise of final season’s remaining rankings. Season 5 onwards, all franchises unanimously agreed to having a randomized draft order.
“It was determined that this yr’s draft can be based mostly on final yr’s rankings with groups being allowed a most of 10 retentions. For PSL5 onwards, all franchises agreed to introduce a randomized draft order,” a PCB spokesman stated.
First Printed: September 16, 2018, 10:06 AM IST