The Pakistan Super League continues, but sources indicate that all of the matches would be shifted to Karachi due to a financial disagreement between the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjabi local government, casting a shadow over the remaining matches. The PCB has invited all six franchise owners to a meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the issue.
The decision to postpone the tournament resulted from a disagreement over security expenditures between the top cricket organisation and the temporary Punjab administration. According to reports, the Punjab government sought an astounding PKR 450 million to organise the tournament in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Even while planning the PSL in the past, the PCB has never incurred such a significant security budget.the Arab States of America. The PCB believes that because the PSL is a national brand and serves a significant national purpose, the government should support it wholeheartedly, a source told the Dawn.
The PCB has already paid PKR 50 million as per an arrangement with the previous administration, which was overthrown in January of this year, thus the board is hesitant to comply with the interim Punjab government’s demands. The Sindh government, according to reports, has simply requested payment for catering to the security personnel, which is estimated to be in the neighbourhood of PKR 30 million. The Sindh government does not expect the PCB to pay a portion of the security expenditures.
Despite the fact that thevenues will assist the PCB in lowering the cost of organising the event, and the participating franchises may now be open to the notion of last-minute venue adjustments. In addition to the teams, the spectators will be upset to miss the action in famous locations like Lahore and Rawalpindi, with the former set to host the competition’s final.