Sunday, February 10, 2013

Proposed & Postponed Super League

The Proposed Super League, Pakistan's franchise-based Twenty20 Tournament, has been Indefinitely Postponed for the organizers to sort out Logistical Issues.

The PSL, which is run by the Pakistan Cricket Board, was supposed to be held between 26th March 26 and 7th April in Pakistan but a PCB statement said the delay was to give investors more time to submit bids and also to avoid scheduling conflicts with other cricket tournaments.

"The decision to move away from the planned dates of the PSL is an extremely difficult one but for the benefit of all stakeholders and the League" PSL Managing Director Salman Sarwar Butt said. "The PCB management has decided to reschedule the event and move it to a period where there are fewer scheduling conflicts, and the stakeholders get enough time to develop their Business Plans".

"Over fifteen (15) Potential Franchise Buyers, around ten (10) Top Broadcasters and various Potential Sponsors from large business houses have collected the bid documents and shown extremely keen interest in acquiring respective rights" Butt said. "However, there are several other investors who would like us to give them more time for our various rights".

For security reasons, there were suggestions to stage the PSL outside Pakistan but the PCB decided to keep it in the country, in line with the league's stated objective of "Improving the image of the country and revival of International Cricket".

Let's hope the Postponement of Proposed Super League ends soon.

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