Peshawar Zalmi has expressed disappointment with the recently revealed schedule of the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The franchise finds itself uncertain about the allocation of matches and has raised reservations regarding the decision-making process.
According to Zalmi’s statement, the team had hoped to host several matches in the upcoming PSL season. However, the current schedule has left the team’s management disheartened, falling short of their expectations. Their concerns were not adequately addressed during the scheduling process, leading to a lack of trust in the final release.
The administration of Peshawar Zalmi is particularly dismayed by the distribution of matches, with only four matches allocated in Rawalpindi and one in Karachi, significantly differing from their initial expectations. Despite actively seeking to influence the decision-making process before the schedule’s release, their requests for adjustments were not met.
Formally communicating their reservations to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Peshawar Zalmi demands a reconsideration of the schedule to better align with their expectations. They emphasize the importance of carefully considering the interests of all franchises in the scheduling process.
While intending to participate in PSL 9, Peshawar Zalmi signals their intention to continue protesting until their concerns are addressed.
It’s essential to note that PSL 9 is scheduled to commence on February 17, 2024, at the PCB’s headquarters in Lahore, featuring matches across Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi, culminating in the final at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi on March 18.