Franchises appreciated PCB for setting up independent PSL department

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Lahore: All six franchises appreciated the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for setting up an independent Pakistan Super League (PSL) department. 

Representatives from franchises and PCB chairman Ehsan Mani met via teleconference in eighth meeting of the PSL Governing Council. The meeting discussed how an independent PSL department, headed by Project Executive Shoaib Naveed, will work towards flourishing the only Twenty20 league of Pakistan.

The Franchises and PCB agreed to a framework of regular contact between the teams and the PSL Department, aiming to increase consultative dialogue on various operational and strategic matters relating to the league.

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On the other hand, franchises and cricket board reiterated their most preferred option remained the staging of the remaining four matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 in November. Having expressed that optimism, they acknowledged there were a number of moving pieces due to the Covid-19 pandemic and agreed to continue to review and monitor the situation internally before making recommendations to the Governing Council.

Mani’s statement after the meeting

“Once again, it was an engaging and interesting Governing Council meeting with common interest being the wellbeing and future of the HBL Pakistan Super League. Of course, the future of the HBL PSL is critical to the PCB and the franchisees and, as such, there was a continued commitment to make it a bigger, better and stronger brand.

“The PCB and the franchisees expressed determination that they will continue to work together to resolve all pending matters and ensure all parties continue to flourish and benefit from what is now one of biggest and most followed cricket leagues in the world,” he said.

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