Pakistan Super League 2020: PCB, franchise owners come on board to conduct entire league in Pakistan

first_img India Today Web Desk KarachiAugust 6, 2019UPDATED: August 6, 2019 17:46 IST Pakistan Super League 2020 (Photo: @thePSLt20)HIGHLIGHTSPCB chairman recently Ehsan Mani held a meeting with the owners of PSLThe six franchise owners have agreed on hosting the entire PSL in PakistanThe owners have also expressed their concern over the foreign players’ availabilityOwners of six franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) have come to an arrangement with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stage the fifth edition of the tournament in 2020 entirely in Pakistan.PCB chairman Ehsan Mani had held a meeting with the owners of the six franchises and discussed the matter at length, Dawn.com reported.Pakistan Super League in the 2019 edition was held in UAE and only eight matches were held in Pakistan. With the matches taking place in Pakistan, many foreign players opted to not go to the country.So if the latest edition of the tournament takes place in Pakistan, the biggest hurdle would be the availability of overseas cricketers.The owners have also expressed their concern over the foreign player’s availability if the competition is completely scheduled in Pakistan. The PCB and team owners have agreed to move jointly in order to convince the most number of overseas players.PSL was organised for the first time in 2016 and till now the tournament has been played for four editions.Islamabad United is the only team to have won the tournament twice (2016 and 2018).Quetta Gladiators had won the PSL’s fourth edition in 2019.Read more | Ashes 2019: Lyon King tribute to Australia off-spinner is a viral meme nowAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow PCBFollow Pakistan Super LeagueFollow PSLFollow Pakistan league Pakistan Super League 2020: PCB, franchise owners come on board to conduct entire league in PakistanThe 2019 edition of Pakistan Super League saw only 8 matches played in Pakistan with the remainder of the T20 tournament in the UAE.advertisementlast_img read more

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