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The cricket board has to take the permission of the government before taking any big decision

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The ninth season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will start in February. Not even two months left, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has yet to release the PSL schedule. Couldn’t even sell media rights. Because the Pakistan government has interfered with the PCB. Henceforth, PCB will have to take government’s permission before taking any major decision.

Earlier, the government sent a letter to the PCB officials. There it is said that before taking any important decision the permission of the government should be taken. But every decision needs considerable time to get approval from the government. Due to this concern has spread in PCB.

PCB’s management committee is empowered to manage day-to-day affairs only. As a result, complex issues get stuck. The management committee cannot reach a decision on important issues.

PSL will start in February next year. But the management committee of PCB has not yet taken any decision on media rights. Govt approval should be taken before selling media rights.

Much of PSL’s success depends on the sale of media rights. Which media is telecasting the PSL will play a major role in determining the future of this franchise-based tournament. But the country’s government has objected to PSL’s decision to sell media rights on a long-term deal. The government wants the PCB to sign a short-term contract. As a result PCB is in trouble.

The board has to take the approval of the government through proper channels to start the stalled matters of PSL including broadcasting. Seven-eight tenders have already been closed due to the intervention of the government.

PCB is not able to publish the schedule of ninth season of PSL as the media rights are not sold. Again, such a delay could reduce the price of PSL’s potential media rights.

Earlier, the board could not fix the price of media rights initially, now the government’s intervention has been added there. However, PCB is expecting an annual income of 8 to 10 billion rupees by selling the media rights of PSL and international cricket.


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