PSL 6: Franchisees worried about availability of foreign cricketers

Lahore: The PSL franchises have started consultation on the proposals of restarting Pakistan Super League (PSL) that came under consideration in a PCB meeting.

The availability of foreign cricketers in the available window will be the biggest problem in holding the event.

Further, it is being considered to amend a clause related to must-inclusion of at least 3 foreign players in a playing team.

According to details, concerned over the postponement of the remaining PSL 6 matches, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials in Karachi considered possible time-window to complete the event.

It was also decided to hire a foreign company for enactment of COVID SOPs, adding that the franchisees have started consulting on the proposals being considered in the PCB meeting.

The team owners are well aware of the proposed plan to make the bio-bubble fool proof, but are also worried that restoring the confidence of foreign cricketers will be a challenge. If the PSL matches take place in May, many foreign cricketers will not be available as the schedule conflicts with the IPL.

According to the format, a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 3 foreign players can be included in each playing XI. It has to be decided to remove this condition.

Earlier, it had to get the permission of the technical committee and final decisions will be taken in a meeting with PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani.

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