Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Najam Sethi has stated they are looking at alternatives for hosting the future editions of the cash-rich Pakistan Super League (PSL). They are also looking at shifting Pakistan’s home matches to Malaysia.
During a candid conversation with a local TV programme in Pakistan, the PCB chief said that Malaysia might well serve as Pakistan’s adopted home in the foreseeable future. They are considering Malaysia as a future venue.
Sethi further added that he is slated to visit the country in the first week of March. In order to witness the prevailing conditions in the country.
“I am going to Malaysia to see their grounds. If the needed arrangements are agreed upon, having Malaysia [as our home venue] would cut our costs in half,” the PCB chief Najam Sethi was quoted as saying by Geo News.
UAE might become too difficult for PCB to host home matches
Sethi stressed on the fact that it might get too difficult for Pakistan to host their home matches in UAE. The reason being that if the nation starts hosting other league matches as well it will become difficult for Pakistan to continue playing their home matches there.
He further added that all the PSL franchises has paid their dues to the players barring a couple of franchises that will pay the remaining half of the fees to their players.
Meanwhile, it must be noted that there hasn’t been any significant bilateral series in the nation since the militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus way back in 2009.
The World XI team led by Faf du Plessis played against Pakistan in a three-match Twenty20 International series.
Even foreign cricketer went to Lahore to take part in the previous edition of the PSL Final.
However full-fledged cricket hasn’t returned to the country yet and it will definitely take the considerable amount of time to bring back cricket to the country in a full-fledged manner.
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