PCB confirms UAE as venue for PSL


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the venue for the the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The PSL, a Twenty20 league along the same lines as the IPL and Big Bash, will be held from February 4-24, 2016, in Dubai and Sharjah with a total of 24 matches deciding the winners of the tournament, the PCB announced.

“The PSL has already floated tenders for broadcasters and producers. This will be followed by a tendering process for sponsorships in the second week of October. Franchise owners will be inducted between mid to end November after which the foreign and local players will be drafted and teams constituted,” Najam Sethi, Chairman of the Governing Council of the PSL, said.

He continued that there was a pool of top coaches also from which franchise owners would be able to pick and chose.

The change of venue from Qatar to UAE comes after meetings of top officials of the PCB and the UAE board.