PSL Governing Council panel and PCB is set to have a table talk soon￼
Both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council were not on good terms due to the remarks from some franchise officials.
The bitterness between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) has started to melt as the cricket board hints a meeting between both groups.
The governing council of PSL includes all the franchise owners under PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. The last meeting was held on September 27, 2021, in Lahore.
Both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) Governing Council were not on good terms due to the remarks from some franchise officials. PCB opined that the franchise officials cannot criticize the board publicly.
According to the current reports, team owners have been asked about their availability and the meeting is likely to happen next week. The recommended date is July 7.
However, the agenda is not ready yet but according to the PCB and franchise sources delay in central pool share of PSL 7th edition, controversial code of conduct, Pakistan Junior League, UAE T20 league, and preparations for PSL’s eighth edition are expected to be the topics of discussion in the meeting.
PCB is likely to present the draft for the newly-introduced code of conduct and the franchises are not in favor of signing it.
In order to protect the image of the cricket board, PCB has decided to impose a code of conduct upon all the players – former cricketers – which will restrict them from publicly defaming the board.
The franchise owners opined that how they can restrict legendary players like Wasim Akram in terms of what they can say publicly and what they cannot.
On the other hand, as part of the agreement, the board had to pay 50 percent of the amount from the Central Pool by May 5, but it did not happen after nearly two months. However, the board has assured 90 percent payment this month.
Meanwhile, three franchises have shown their interest in Ramiz Raja’s brainchild Pakistan Junior League while the other franchises say that it is not the best in the interest of PSL. The board will further look into the concern.
Preparations for the eighth edition will also be part of the discussion in the meeting. UAE has announced that its league will be held in January. Leading cricketers from all over the world will participate in it for a handsome amount.
That scenario will also be discussed in the meeting.
It is to be noted that Ramiz Raja had recently claimed a profit of PKR 810 million to all PSL franchises from the seventh edition.
However, according to team officials, after deducting the expenses, it will get very little money. If the fees are also deducted, some teams will incur losses.