Two countries are in the running to host some matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine next year, according to Geo News.
According to sources, UAE and South Africa could host the initial matches of PSL due to elections in Pakistan.
The general elections in Pakistan are set to take place on February 8 after the announcement from the Election Commission earlier this month.
It must be noted that the window for the upcoming season is between February 8 to March 24, 2024.
However, sources added that majority of the franchises are insisting that the entire event should take place in Pakistan.
The schedule and venues for PSL 9 are likely to be finalised in the governing council meeting in Lahore later today. The meeting, which will include representatives of all six PSL franchises, will be headed by the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf.
The PSL Draft, where all the teams will finalise their squads, is tentatively scheduled for mid-December. The PCB has opened registration window for foreign players as well.
The categories of local players have also been renewed and now the franchises will put forward relegation requests for the players before finalising retentions. After relegation requests are floated, all teams are given an opportunity to meet the player’s base category. If the player’s base category is not matched, the player may be relegated to a category below his base category.