Former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has offered some valuable suggestions to elevate the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to new heights.

The former fast bowler, who was part of the commentary panel during the PSL 9, addressed the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Mohsin Naqvi on social media and requested to add more teams in the next season.

In a candid message shared on social media platform X, Waqar Younis stressed the importance of expanding the league’s reach by increasing the number of participating teams to at least eight by the 2025 edition.

“Six teams too less for such a big brand. PSL deserves at least 8 teams in 2025. We had 3 women’s matches last year, what happened this year? Urdu commentary must have their own channel and setup,” he posted.


He emphasized that the current roster of six teams might not fully harness the potential of a league as prestigious as the PSL.

Additionally, he raised concerns about the absence of women’s matches in this year’s tournament, highlighting the significance of promoting gender inclusivity in cricket.

However, implementing immediate changes may pose a challenge due to an agreement signed between the PCB and the franchises in 2021, which prohibits the addition of new teams until the completion of the tenth season in 2025.


Interestingly, Waqar’s sentiments resonate with those of Pakistan women’s cricket team star Bismah Maroof, who has been a vocal advocate for gender equality in cricket.

Maroof expressed disappointment over the absence of exhibition matches for women cricketers during PSL 9, emphasizing the importance of providing a platform for female players to showcase their talent.

“There are no exhibition matches for women cricketers in PSL 9, which is disappointing,” Bismah lamented. “It is crucial for women cricketers to have a league akin to the PSL. Last year, we had exhibition matches during the PSL, with foreign players participating. Although promised for this season, our exhibition matches did not materialize,” she added.

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