PCB is likely to announce the official schedule ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League on December 13
PSL opening ceremony in Karachi
The games in the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi, according to information from reliable sources reported by Geo Super on Sunday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has chosen the cities to host the highly anticipated league. In this event, over 450 international players and many local talents will display their skills.
The national cricketing body has suggested that the first match of the ninth edition of PSL will be in Lahore on February 19. However, some teams have raised concerns about the cold weather and potential fog, which could make it challenging for them to stay, train, and play there.
Peshawar Zalmi is urging the PCB to include Peshawar as a venue. They are consistently assuring the cricketing body that the remaining work on the stadium will be completed within two months.
Even though they have reassured, the PCB has not decided to include the city in their list of host cities.
Franchises are raising concerns about the proposed venue, Karachi, for the final on March 19. Teams are worried that the crowd may not attend the National Stadium in Karachi at full capacity, impacting ticket revenue.
The team that won PSL 2021, Multan Sultans, has an idea to fix this issue. They want to hold the final game at the Multan Cricket Stadium and believe they can bring in a big crowd.
The PCB plans to reveal the official schedule on December 13, which is also the day of the PSL 9 Draft.
The cricket organization shared the list of players that all six teams decided to keep on Thursday. Surprisingly, some well-known and significant players were not retained by their teams.
Islamabad had the first choice in the Platinum category, but they traded it to Quetta. In return, they got the highly sought-after fast bowler, Naseem Shah, along with two players, Abrar Ahmed, and Mohammad Wasim Junior.
Quetta further traded and made a deal with Multan, getting back Rilee Russouw. In exchange, they sent Iftikhar Ahmed and the first pick in the Platinum category to the 2021 champions.
Now, Multan has the top choice in both the Platinum and Silver rounds.