PCB, franchises renew commitment to hold PSL in Pakistan

KARACHI, Sep 30 (APP):The Pakistan Cricket Board and all the six franchises of the HBL Pakistan Super League General Council on Monday renewed their commitment to hold the entire 2020 edition of the mega event in the country.

They renewed their pledge at the general council meeting of the PSL held here with PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani in chair. The meeting was attended by representatives of all the six franchises, said a spokesman of the PCB here.

A wide variety of issues were discussed in the meeting, including the minutes of the last GC meeting; potential dates for holding the HBL PSL 2020 Draft towards the end of November; and, details of the revenue share from the central pool for the 2019 season that were earlier shared with the franchises were also analysed at length, he said.

All pending issues were debated between the PCB and the franchises and consensus was reached on critical issues.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said: “We had fruitful discussions with our valued partners today and we have found a way forward. In the days ahead, our preparations for the HBL PSL 2020 season will continue in full swing, we are committed to staging the entire edition in Pakistan and the franchises are on-board with us.”

“Cricket fans in Pakistan and around the world will enjoy another action-packed edition of HBL PSL; some of the best T20 talent will grace our stadiums. Both PCB and franchises will leave no stone unturned to ensure a real spectacle of cricket,” he asserted.

Meanwhile, during the meeting, an update on the player registration for the next season was given which was likely to open imminently and some of the biggest T20 stars from around the world were expected to take part in the 2020 HBL PSL season.

During the meeting, the HBL PSL 2020 schedule along with broadcast plans was also discussed; details of the same will be shared in due course.

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