The relations between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises are not going well anyway. While three PSL franchises have failed to fulfil their financial and sponsorship obligations, the PCB is highly disappointed with these franchises and interacted strictly with these franchises.
The recent PSL Governing Council meeting was scheduled on 28th July 2019. However, that meeting was called off due to the unavailability of the PCB Chairman and CEO, who were in the UK for vacations. All the franchise owners were unimpressed on that meeting postponement and they sent a hard-hitting email to the PCB.
But in reply, the PSL project executive Shoaib Naved informed that the three PSL franchises, who have failed to fulfil their financial and sponsorship obligations, would not be the part of the PSL GC or any further discussions until their dues get cleared.
A reliable source in the board said according to PTI, “Shoaib Naved made it clear that the board has decided why should the franchises who had kept their financial matters with the board up to date suffer because of the defaulting franchises.”
The PCB is following very strict nature at the present moment
While the franchises are asking to clear their shares of the PSL revenues, the PCB is not considering their demands until completion of their submission of all required details.
The source added, “The PCB has taken the stance that until the franchises don’t submit all details asked for as per contractual obligations they can’t get their shares plus defaulting franchises have to first clear their dues and give all sponsorship details before things can move ahead.”
The fifth edition of the PSL started on 20th February 2020. It was the first time when Pakistan was hosting a complete edition of the PSL. While the league stage was completed, the COVID-19 pandemic forced to postpone the entire playoffs/knockout stages of the PSL 2020.
While the franchises want to complete the last-four stages, the PCB is not interested to continue the PSL 2020 due to chances of further losses. Instead of rescheduling the remaining matches of this tournament, the PCB wants to decide the tournament winners according to the final position in the points table.