Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has stated that the PSL is facing an economic disaster and some of the owners are looking to promote their groups. Appearing on a tv present, Akhtar additionally claimed he didn’t see the Pakistan Super League (PSL) going down for the following 16 to 18 months. “I know some people wouldn’t like to hear this but some owners are looking to sell their franchisees. I would be more than happy to provide financial and non-monetary support to keep the PSL alive and to thrive,” he stated.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had to droop the fifth version of the PSL in March this 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the ultimate stage of the occasion remaining. The board was additionally pressured to organise some matches in Karachi and Lahore earlier than empty stadiums due to the virus after the league was held utterly for the primary time in Pakistan since its launch in 2016.
“I believe if we do the maths, the PSL can’t be held earlier than 16 to 18 months. The World Cup may even take in all probability after eight months as a result of time is required for the Coronavirus challenge to calm down.
“The factor is that if there isn’t any correct cricket till say September, how can the PSL be held in 4 months? I don’t assume the board can ask for cash from the franchisees on this scenario. As far as I do know some franchises are already prepared to promote their model. They have presents,” Akhtar claimed.
The former quick bowler claimed he won’t enable the PSL to die and he’ll come ahead with monetary and different help to assist save the T20 league.
“I will make sure that the PSL thrives and stays alive and it gets big brands to make progress,” he added.
He additionally didn’t agree with ideas that the Indian cricket board (BCCI) was working behind the scenes to get the World T20 Cup in Australia postponed and as an alternative maintain the Indian Premier League in its window in October-November.
“I don’t think the ICC, Cricket Australia or BCCI can do anything about it. This decision will come from the Australian government. The policies of the Australian government will decide when the World T20 is held. “And I know for the Australian government the health of their people is first without paying heed to other forces.” Akhtar stated the Australian authorities won’t take selections based mostly on what the BCCI needs.