A scheduling agreement has been reached between Cricket Australia and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the Big Bash League (BBL) and the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Salman Naseer, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PCB, states that PSL and BBL will not clash in the future.
In the future, the two boards will also try to make sure they can supply a stronger player pool for both leagues.
Naseer said at a press conference in Lahore on Wednesday, “We are thankful to Cricket Australia since we had good interaction with them over the past few months.”
“There are many scheduling conflicts because there are an increasing number of leagues worldwide.” Taking this into consideration, we have come to a basic agreement with Cricket Australia to guarantee that future BBL and PSL disputes will be avoided.
We also discussed player availability, keeping in mind that players have many league options, and we must exercise caution when managing their workload. Both boards will support one another in the future to ensure better management of No Objection Certificates and a strong player pool for the PSL and BBL.
In the meantime, Pakistan women’s, Shaheens, and U19 will travel to Australia more frequently in accordance with the agreement between the two boards so that they can become used to the conditions.
The PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf and PSL Commissioner Naila Bhatti were present at the press conference, where the board also confirmed that the PSL’s media rights have been sold for the upcoming two seasons.
The PSL television rights for Pakistani territory were reportedly sold at auction for Rs. 6.30 billion, according to the local media. The digital rights were sold for Rs1.90 billion in the interim.
For the 2024 and 2025 editions, the broadcast and live-streaming rights saw increases of 113% and 45%, respectively.