Foreign cricketers refuse to play entire PSL 2020 in Pakistan: Report
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) hopes of hosting an entire edition of the Pakistan Super League in their own country has taken a big blow after some overseas cricketers have reportedly refused to play entire PSL 2020 in Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention here that due to security reasons, the first season was played entirely in the United Arab Emirates. But with the passage of time, the PCB started hosting a part of the event in country.
The PCB managed to host the finals of the last three editions in Pakistan. In fact, the last eight matches of the last edition earlier this year, including the playoffs and title clash were held in Lahore and Karachi.
According to a Cricket Pakistan, franchises want to hold half-season of next year’s PSL in Dubai as they think that holding the entire PSL in Pakistan is not feasible at the moment. PCB chairman Ehsan Mani, however, recently insisted that there are no concerns regarding hosting the entire PSL in Pakistan.
“I took the approval of PCB’s Patron-in-Chief regarding holding entire HBL PSL in Pakistan, after consulting with all the franchise owners,” said Mani. “I have invited team owners for a meeting next week on Monday in Lahore, where this matter would be discussed again.”