Najam Sethi trying to squeeze in at least 8 matches in Pakistan in the PSL 2018
He also added that the possible names for the 6the franchise might be Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Sialkot, Faisalabad or Multan.
Updated - Apr 8, 2017 7:20 pm
Former Political commentator and chairman of Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi has revealed that the PSL management will be looking to host at least 8 matches in Pakistan for the next edition of PSL. He further added that the upcoming PSL will have 6 seasons take part which will also mean that there will be a rise of matches from 24 to 34.
The PSL final of this edition was held in Lahore and many foreign players including Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy travelled to Pakistan to participate in the mega event. The 5 side tournament hasn’t really made the tournament interesting with has as many as 4 teams out of 5 qualifying for the knockout rounds. Peshawar Zalmi also managed to convince English fast bowler Chris Jordan who is a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
Taking to his Twitter handle Najam Sethi wrote “Will try for up to 8 matches in Pak! Inshallah.” He also added that there will be 6 teams in the competition from the next edition. Sources from Geo Tv stated that PCB is contemplating about the name of the 6th franchise who will take part from the next edition. The name will be finalised only after suggestions from the potential owners and stakeholders of the franchise.
“The potential owner will have the advantage of buying a region of his choice,” was quoted as saying the reliable source to Geo Tv. He also added that the possible names for the 6the franchise might be Azad Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Sialkot, Faisalabad or Multan.
A meeting has also been organised between PCB’s Board of Governors where they will finalise the inclusion of the 6th team. Sources said that the 6th team will get back to back options in the player’s draft so that they remain on equal terms with the other 5 teams in the tournament. “Franchises will have to drop players from different categories, may be five to six total, from different categories”, the source further added.