HBL PSL 7 Dates were announced and the event has been scheduled for February and March due to Australia’s visit to Pakistan
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Australia will tour Pakistan in February and March of 2022, which prompted the decision to postpone the event.
HBL PSL 7 Dates Announced
“We will have to sit down with the franchises and discuss this [PSL 7]. Australian team is visiting after 22 years. If we miss this window, they won’t return for another three or four years as their Future Tours Programme is already decided. In January the weather in Karachi is decent and in early February we can shift the tournament to Punjab but we still need to do planning in this regard,”
PCB CEO Wasim Khan
Several top T20 players will likely miss the first matches of the HBL PSL 7 due to the clash with the 2021-22 Big Bash League, which runs from December 5 to January 28.
A tournament held after the Australia tour would have clashed with the Indian Premier League, the season’s first major event, which takes place in April and May. In turn, player availability would have been affected.
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During a teleconference in which the PCB was represented by Chief Executive Wasim Khan, Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer, GM Commercial Imran Ahmed Khan, and PSL Senior General Manager Operations Usman Wahla – further discussions revolved around establishing a novel way of evaluating rights and selling them to the company after they were acquired.
The franchisee’s representatives who attended the meeting included:
- Salman Iqbal and Tariq Wasi (both Karachi Kings),
- Sameen Rana (Lahore Qalandars),
- Haider Azhar (Multan Sultans),
- Nadeem Omar (Quetta Gladiators),
- Nausherwan Effandi (Peshawar Zalmi),
- Ali Naqvi (Islamabad United).