The next edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2022) is likely to clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faces schedule problems for their franchise-based T20 league. Pakistan are due to host Australia in February-March, the window used to host the PSL.
The current FTP was discussed for Pakistan by the previous board administration and during the time it was being worked on, apprehensions had started to emerge about the league and its scheduling impact on Pakistan’s international season. PSL is usually hosted over two months during February and March to attract international cricketers.
With Australia set to tour Pakistan in February-March next year, the PSL is likely to clash with the IPL in 2022
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 12, 2021
However, with Australia touring Pakistan during that time, PCB will be compelled to postpone PSL 2020 to April-May, which in turn will clash with IPL 2022.
The next edition of the IPL will be a special one as it will feature 10 teams instead of the usual 8 teams and more players- both international and national- are expected to feature in the IPL, which will be played in a 74-match format.
PCB to set a panel to resolve the matter on PSL 2022
Another window available to host PSL 2020 is from December 25 to February 15. But that could hurt foreign player participation since those from the top-five countries will be busy with national duty. One more reason PCB is not keen to hold PSL in this window is the limited availability of venues.
As per reports in ESPNCricinfo, PCB has formed a panel with an independent consultant and a retired judge in Tassaduq Hussain Jillani to resolve the issue. The PCB is set to hire an independent consultant to evaluate the value of the brand and to sell the rights.