The Pakistan Super League (PSL) could clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022, as the Pakistan Cricket Board could face problems with the planning of their T20 league. Pakistan hopes to host an important home series against Australia in February-March, which is the usual window offered by the T20 competition.
The PSL is usually played between the two months, allowing certain big-name players in the tournament to regain the fans. The current FTP has been discussed by the previous board administration for Pakistan and during the time it has been working, concerns have started to arise about the league and its impact on the international season of Pakistan.
PSL 2022 can be played in the April-May window, which conflicts with the IPL 2022 edition
Australia’s visit is particularly important in the council’s efforts to play all of its home cricket in Pakistan, as they have not toured since 1998-99. At the PSL, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needs 47 days to set up the entire season.
However, if the league is hosted in the proposed window from April to May, the tournament will take place against the larger and more popular Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). The IPL 2022 will be special as it will feature ten teams instead of the usual 8 teams and more players – both internationally and nationally – are expected to take part in the IPL, which will have more than 70 matches as opposed to the 60 matches . .
Another window available from December 25 to February 15. But it could hurt the participation of foreign players, as those from the top five countries would be engaged in national duties. Another reason why PCBs do not like to keep PSL in this window is the limited availability of premises.
The winter leaves Karachi as the only city suitable to play cricket during those months, while Punjab and three other venues in Lahore, Multan and Rawalpindi will experience extreme fog. This led to the PCB favoring the March-April window for PSL 2022.
Apart from this, the board and the six PSL franchises remain caught up in an agreement on a financial model for tournaments with which both parties are satisfied. Currently, all six teams receive an equal share of revenue each season, although their annual rights fees range from 1.1 million to 6.35 million.
ESPNCricinfo reports that PCB has put together a panel with an independent consultant and a retired Tassaduq judge Hussain Jillani to resolve the issue. The PCB employs an independent consultant to evaluate the value of the brand and to sell the rights. In the previous cycle, PCBs managed to secure a 358% increase in their new broadcasting contract.