#Pakistan Super League

PCB offers new financial model to PSL franchises

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has offered a new financial model to Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises. According to a press release, PCB has looked to resolve franchises’ queries so that they can continue to play their crucial role in the growth of cricket in Pakistan. PCB has offered the...
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England women lose out to men’s priorities yet again in cancelled Pakistan tour

Even the Professional Cricketers’ Association, who claim not to have been involved in the decision to cancel the tour, provided little guidance, or reassurance, to a women’s team understandably confused and conflicted by the situation. Events in Afghanistan and the New Zealand security threat made for specific and heightened concerns for any woman.
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Ramiz wants to explore player auctions instead of draft for PSL

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja wants to try the concept of introducing an auction to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) instead of the player drafts the league currently uses. Ramiz wants the franchises to forge long-term contracts with the players with higher pay. The idea emerged after...
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24th PSL General Council meeting held

LAHORE: Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board Ramiz Raja here on Friday chaired the 24th general council meeting of HBL Pakistan Super League. The PCB highlighted and appreciated the franchisees’ contribution to the growth, development and promotion of Pakistan cricket, and assured the team owners that he remained committed to upscaling, enhancing and strengthening the HBL PSL brand.

PSL mulls move from drafts to auctions, but financial model poses hurdles

Auction instead of draft? It could happen in the PSL. Ramiz Raja, the PCB chairman, is keen on exploring the idea of introducing an auction to the Pakistan Super League, instead of the draft the league currently uses, in a bid to strengthen and grow the league. Ramiz wants franchises to be able to pick players for longer-term contracts on higher pay and, ESPNcricinfo understands, the ideas were well-received among franchises after a meeting between them this weekend. But standing in the way of these changes is the long-standing impasse between the board and franchises over the league’s financial model.

Cricket-Australia's Khawaja sees double standards in Pakistan pull-outs

- Australia batter Usman Khawaja has criticized the decisions by New Zealand and England to scrap their tours to Pakistan and said they would not have made the same call if they had been due to play lucrative series in India. New Zealand returned home from Pakistan after abruptly abandoning...

Usman Khawaja criticises England & NZ withdrawals from Pakistan tours

Australia batter Usman Khawaja has criticised England and New Zealand for pulling out of their tours to Pakistan. The Pakistan-born player added that he believes such decisions would not have been taken if the tours were to India. New Zealand’s men pulled out because of a “security alert”, while England...

WATCH: KKR analyst sending code signals to Eoin Morgan during match against Mumbai Indians

The Kolkata Knight Riders confirmed Eoin Morgan as their captain midway through the last season. They didn’t have the best of times since he has come in, but they seemed to be fighting back in UAE. This season, they also England’s analyst Nathan Leamon in their ranks, despite the presence of a well-established name among analysts in AR Srikkanth.

It’s not just a tour cancellation

“The future of this great game is in danger. Big Three may not realize it but it may come back to bite them one day”. Politics should not be mixed with sports. Unfortunately, it’s not a fact, it’s a cliché. Of late sports has been a perfect platform to be used for political manoeuvring. Although it is not just restricted to South Asia or more specifically Pakistan, but Pakistan sports, and cricket, in particular, have been a battleground for its arch-rival India to try to achieve what it could not on real fronts.

Buttler admits it’s shame England’s tour to Pakistan was called off

Karachi: England’s vice-captain Jos Buttler has reacted after his side’s tour to Pakistan was called off by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday. The 31-year-old Buttler admitted it is shameful that England is not going to Pakistan for the two T20Is next month. He sympathized with the people of Pakistan and the players.

‘Power-packed’ National T20 Cup promises high-quality cricket

Pakistan’s top-class tournament, National T20 Cup will start tomorrow at the Pindi Cricket Stadium where top cricketers from the country will take part. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has planned to organize this tournament in a high-class manner after they faced losses due to the cancelation of New Zealand and England tours.