The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied the rumor of adding a new franchise for the PSL 2024 edition on Monday. PCB confirmed that no new team will be part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 set to commence in Feb 2024.
The final schedule will be confirmed during the next meeting of the PSL Governing Council.
The chairman of the PCB Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf, presided over the meeting of the PSL Governing Council at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, where a wide range of issues were discussed.
The upcoming ninth season will be contested by six teams, with no additional team being introduced in the upcoming season.
In an effort to promote and support women’s cricket, the PCB will persist in exploring opportunities for women’s leagues or exhibition matches during the HBL PSL.
PCB and franchises considering alternative venues for contingency planning.
According to sources, the PSL 2024 will not be relocated to Dubai due to elections or any other reasons. All the franchises have reached an agreement to keep the PSL in its current location.
If there is a concern that matches could be affected by elections, the schedule of the PSL will be adjusted accordingly.
The window for the upcoming season has been set between February 8th and March 24th, 2024. A final schedule will be confirmed in the next meeting.
During the meeting, the late Alamgir Tareen, former owner of Multan Sultans, was fondly remembered, and his significant contributions to Pakistan cricket were warmly acknowledged.
Zaka Ashraf, in the meeting, remarked, “He was known for his dedication, passion, and remarkable contributions to cricket and will be greatly missed.”
A report on PSL 8’s success was presented at the franchise meeting. Franchises thanked PCB, government agencies, and stakeholders for successful event execution.