The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) finds itself in a scheduling conundrum as it strives to find a suitable window for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 10 amidst a packed cricketing calendar in 2025.

Traditionally held between January and March, organizing the tenth edition of PSL during this time-frame poses considerable challenges for the PCB.

With Pakistan’s tours of South Africa and New Zealand in January, followed by an ODI triangular series involving New Zealand, South Africa, and Pakistan in February, the window for PSL appears increasingly narrow.

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Franchise owners proposed a late-January start for PSL 10, but PCB officials vetoed the idea, emphasizing the significance of hosting the long-awaited triangular series after 20 years.

However, concerns linger over the potential impact of the South African League (SA20) on player availability for international fixtures.

Additionally, Pakistan is also set to host the Champions Trophy during February and March 2025.

Looking ahead, the PCB aims to align PSL 10 with the IPL in April after the conclusion of the 2025 Champions Trophy. Yet, franchise owners express apprehension, fearing competition from the IPL and potential challenges in securing quality foreign players.

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An earlier suggestion to hold PSL 10 in September 2024 was swiftly dismissed due to scheduling conflicts with England’s tour of Pakistan and Pakistan’s tour of Australia.

However, PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi remains optimistic, asserting that the board will collaborate with stakeholders to identify the “best possible window” for PSL 10.

Naqvi reassured fans that despite the logistical hurdles, PSL remains a top priority for the PCB. He affirms the board’s commitment to ensuring that PSL 10 receives the attention it deserves, even amidst the complexities of international cricketing commitments.

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