The Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have voiced their opposition to holding the season 10 of the tournament concurrently with the Indian Premier League (IPL), citing concerns over player availability.

During a recent meeting of the PSL Cricket Committee, franchise representatives urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to schedule the PSL 10 in a window that does not overlap with the IPL, aiming to ensure the participation of top players.

Initially, the PCB had proposed a window from April 7 to May 20 for the PSL 2025, aligning with the Champions Trophy scheduled in Pakistan next year. However, this time-frame clashes with the IPL schedule, prompting concerns among franchises.


Furthermore, franchise owners expressed reluctance towards offering higher salary caps to marquee players, fearing potential demands for salary increases from local star players.

In addition to scheduling concerns, the PCB has been exploring innovative changes to elevate the excitement of PSL matches in the upcoming edition.

However, proposals such as introducing impact players and replacing coin tosses with bat tosses faced resistance from franchises. Critics argue that such innovations are already commonplace in leagues worldwide and lack uniqueness.

Source: PCB

Recent reports have also hinted at the possibility of holding the PSL 2025 playoffs at a neutral venue, with England emerging as the likely destination.

Looking ahead, the next PSL Governing Council meeting, slated for the end of May 2024, will play a pivotal role in finalizing the tournament window and implementing changes to playing conditions.

Discussions during this meeting are expected to shape the future direction of the PSL 10, addressing concerns raised by franchises while striving to enhance the league’s appeal and competitiveness.

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