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    Dec 21, 2016
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    Why PSL franchises are reluctant to hold entire PSL inside Pakistan?

    ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Super League (PSL) is finally coming back to Pakistan as all of the next edition is scheduled to be held in Pakistan.

    However, the six franchises are slightly reluctant at holding the entire event in Pakistan, saying that less participation from foreign players will damage the reputation of the league.

    The team owners are expected to meet PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on Monday following his invitation to address their concerns.

    A number of issues are expected to be raised in the meeting including bank guarantees and the lack of communication between the board and the franchises.

    Sources say that the franchise owners believe that conducting only half the event in Pakistan is feasible and that it will be difficult for them to convince foreign players to stay in the country for the entirety of PSL.

    https://timesofislamabad.com/31-Jul...-reluctant-to-hold-entire-psl-inside-pakistan
     
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    The article answers the question.
     
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    HBL PSL5 matches in Peshawar face stumbling block

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) faces a challenging task with regards to hosting Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Peshawar, during the fifth edition next year.

    According to details, the incomplete renovation work at Arbab Niaz Stadium is a massive hurdle in PCB’s plans to schedule matches in Peshawar.

    HBL PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi had expressed its desire to hold three matches at their home venue, during the next season.

    “The stadium in Peshawar won’t be ready, by the time next season starts, which is why we won’t be considering it for PSL5,” said Senior General Manager Operations, PSL, Usman Wahla in reply to an email inquiry from Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi.

    Upon receiving this news, Afridi said that he had brought up this suggestion on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan and had discussed the same with Chairman PCB Ehsan Mani and Managing Director Wasim Khan.

    “Chairman Mani will meet PM Imran in the upcoming few days, where he will talk about this matter. It’s only after that we will be in a position to further comment on this situation,” said Wahla in another email response.

    Sources further stated that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial government is also keen on hosting HBL PSL5 matches in Peshawar but the completion of renovation work and convincing foreign players to play there is a major stumbling block.

    https://cricketpakistan.com.pk/en/news/detail/hbl-psl5-matches-in-peshawar-faces-stumbling-block/
     

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