PCB and franchises consider auction for 7th edition of PSL

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Salaries should be higher for players in the auction system.

Multan Sultans PSL 2021. (Photo source: Twitter)

The seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League will be held in January-February 2022 and in the latest turn of events the franchises have come up with a new idea ahead of their next season. Franchises and PCBs have been reported to be willing to go to auction rather than drafting players for the mega event. According to the report, the new president of the CCP Ramiz raja is in the mood to make PSL big, possibly bigger than Indian IPL.

Raja recently had his first encounter with franchises and spoke about auctions that could have been helpful in attracting the attention of world-class cricketers. It is also in talks that if the bidding system comes to PSL, players will enjoy higher salaries compared to their old draft system.

According to Cricket Pakistan reports, franchises have also opened up at the same meeting about their financial challenges over the past six years with the use of the traditional financial model. The franchises also asked the PCB to share with them the report on the financial model of Judge Tassaduq Hussain Jillani (retired).

However, PCB said they wished to keep the report confidential. The sources also added that Raja are looking forward to hosting all PSL matches in the Gilgit Baltistan Stadium as it has been refurbished with international standards in mind. It should be noted that Pakistani cricket has been through a lot recently.

PCBs have suffered some losses recently

They got their first blow when the New Zealand team decided to cancel the Pakistan White Ball Tour at the last minute due to a security threat. Many big names in Pakistan called their decision bad due to the fact that PCBs had to suffer a lot financially. The worst turned out when the men and women of England canceled their England tour for just the same reasons.

Where PCB has been sincerely working for years to bring more and more international cricket to Pakistan, the abandonment of these two tours was a blow. It will be one thing to see if the next edition of PSL will be a new ray of light for the homeland.


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