HBL PSL 7 is likely to take place in Jan-Feb 2022, despite clash with BBL
HBL PSL 7 is likely to take place:
Following the completion of HBL PSL 6, the Pakistan Cricket Board and HBL Pakistan Super League franchises decided on Friday to hold the seventh edition of the HBL PSL in January and February of next year.
The event has been postponed due to Australia’s upcoming tour of Pakistan in February and March 2022.
“We’ll have to get down with the teams and talk about it [PSL 7].” After 22 years, an Australian team is visiting. If we miss this opportunity, they would not return for another three or four years because their Future Tours Program is already set,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan in June.
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“The weather in Karachi is nice in January, and we can move the event to Punjab in early February, but we still need to organize ahead of time,” he added.
The event will overlap with the Big Bash League’s 2021-22 season, which runs from December 5 to January 28, which could mean that several elite T20 players will miss the first few matches of the HBL PSL 7.
If the event had been held after the Australia tour, it would have clashed with the Indian Premier League, which takes place in April and May, affecting player availability.
During a teleconference in which the PCB was represented by Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer, GM Commercial Imran Ahmed Khan, and PSL Senior General Manager Operations Usman Wahla – the two parties also discussed the new commercial rights cycle and established a framework for rights evaluation and subsequent sale.
The franchisee’s representatives who attended the meeting included Salman Iqbal and Tariq Wasi (both Karachi Kings), Sameen Rana (Lahore Qalandars), Haider Azhar (Multan Sultans), Nadeem Omar (Quetta Gladiators), Nausherwan Effendi (Peshawar Zalmi), and Ali Naqvi (Islamabad United).