LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that the first edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), a franchise-based T20 tournament in 2016 is in doubt.
The league was scheduled to be played in February in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but the Masters Champions League, a T20 tournament for retired cricketers, has booked the major venues for two weeks during that window.
PCB is planning to shift the PSL to Qatar but with only one stadium of international quality available and time running out to organise the event, Shaharyar said and admitted the prospects of the tournament looked “dicey”
The PSL has been already been canceled twice before. Logistical issues led to an indefinite postponement in 2013.
There was an attempt to revive the tournament in 2014, with the PCB inviting parties to acquire the PSL rights. But the quality of the bids meant the PCB decided to put it on hold again.