PCB, franchises agree on PSL-7 dates

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and all six franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have unanimously decided to hold the next edition of league in January and February next year, with all fixtures planned on home soil, while also ensuring that maximum matches should be included in the home series against Australia who are due to tour the country in February and March.

A joint meeting of the PCB officials with the franchise owners was held via Zoom on Friday and cleared January and February as the ideal window to stage the PSL-7. According to sources in franchises, the PSL will start from Karachi and end in Punjab.

The franchises agreed that the PCB should prepare such a schedule of the PSL matches, which should also ensure a maximum number of matches during Australia’s first tour of Pakistan since 1998.

The sources said January/February is considered as the best window for the PSL season because immediately after the Australia series concludes, the holy month of Ramazan will begin while the Indian Premier League is also expected to start, which could hinder issues related to the broadcasters and availability of overseas players.—Agencies

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