A virtual meeting of PCB and PSL franchise owners was held yesterday. Chairman Ehsan Mani was accompanied by CEO Wasim Khan, COO Salman Naseer, and Commercial Director Babar Hamid on behalf of the board. All 6 team owners represented the franchises.
Ehsan Mani appeared on the back foot during the meeting and his attitude remained friendly. On some occasions, other officials wanted to draw attention to bio-bubble violations by franchisees. But the chairman interrupted them and asked them to talk only about the remaining matches.
Now is not the time to blame each other, think of completing the event first, he said. In this regard, the proposal for the third week of this month came up, but it does not seem very feasible because the Pakistan team has to go to South Africa where the first ODI will be on April 2.
Wasim Khan also said that there is no point in rushing because a foreign company will have to give time to create a biosecure environment. Following the IPL final on May 30, the issue of holding in June was discussed while the September option was also considered.
He also said that he knows that the affairs of the league should be further improved. Both the PCB and the franchisees want PSL to develop and for that, we have to work together. He vowed not to repeat the mistakes.
It was decided at the meeting that the remaining matches would be held in the city where a full hotel is available so that the presence of unrelated persons would not affect the bio-bubble.