The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started its preparations for the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to details, in the first phase the promotion and demotion in categories of local players have been finalised.
In the next ten days, the players retained, maximum of eight, by franchises will be announced. Meanwhile, the proposed date for the draft is January 8 and the venue could be Karachi, Lahore or Multan.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today, through a post on Twitter, announced the pick order for the first round of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 draft.
Two-times PSL champions Islamabad United will have the first pick in the first round, while the winner of PSL 5, Karachi Kings, will get to pick last.
Sources have also revealed that the sixth edition of PSL will take place in February and March, despite rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
Two to three franchises wanted PCB to delay the next season but the latter is of the opinion that PSL doesn’t have any other window available in 2021. Couple of reasons behind this is players’ availability and completion of three-year media rights cycle.
PCB’s Chief Executive Wasim Khan, in a recent interview, said that the PSL 6 draft is likely to take place in the first week of January, while also revealing the tentative dates of PSL 6.
“We are looking to start from February 20th to March 21st and these are the tentative dates just like the last season,” he said.
“We have informed the franchises and they are aware of these dates. The matches will be played at the same four venues, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi,” he added.