PSL set to face IPL in 2025

PSL set to face IPL in 2025

The PSL is set to become the first T20 league to face the IPL, in 2025, the situation caused by Pakistan’s busy home season in 2024-25.

As first reported by ESPNcricinfothe tightening of the schedule this season is mainly due to Pakistan hosting its first ICC tournament – the Champions Trophy in February 2025 – in almost 30 years [the 1996 ODI World Cup was the last]. This forced the PCB to ink in a window for PSL’s tenth season between March and May. The longer and more or less fixed window of the IPL in the international calendar starts the first week of March each year, until the beginning of June.

After missing out on a chance to host multi-nation cricket at home in the previous three FTP cycles – since 2009 – due to security concerns, Pakistan have started hosting top teams over the past three years. , and is ready to welcome all full members [bar India] in the Future Tours 2023-27 program. There are 27 Tests, including 13 at home, as part of the ICC World Test Championship cycles, 26 at home ODIs out of a total of 47 and 27 T20Is out of a total of 56. The Tests are part of the World Championships successive tests. rounds.

The glut of matches, however, means that there will be a conflict of dates when it comes to PSL and IPL in 2025, and PSL 2026 will end up taking place less than seven months later, in December 2025-January. 2026. But the 12th edition of the PSL, in 2027, will return to its normal slot in January-February.

“The certainty and clarity around our domestic bilateral meetings through 2027 provide us with the platform to put in place a robust trade agenda, so that we can optimize the exploitation of our trade rights”

PCB Managing Director Faisal Hasnain

“While finalizing our 2023-2027 Future Tours schedule amid a tight and dense cricket schedule, we have prioritized context, quality and player workload,” PCB chief executive Faisal said. Hasnain, in a statement. “We have also tried to find an appropriate balance between the three formats so that they continue to meaningfully co-exist.

“I am sure our cricket fans will be delighted to know that top ranked and attractive teams such as Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies will be visiting the Pakistan to participate in matches of the ICC World Test Championship.

“Additionally, Afghanistan, Australia, Ireland and Zimbabwe will also tour Pakistan for white ball matches, which means 10 of the 12 full ICC members will play cricket at the Pakistan over the four-year period. It’s exciting.”

The PCB will also host two triangular ODI series – a rarity these days – at home: with South Africa and New Zealand in February 2025, and with England and Sri Lanka in 2026.

“We are also aware that our teams need to have the best preparation opportunities in order for them to perform well in ICC competitions,” Hasnain said. “As a result, this is also an integral part of our programming strategy, as we have scheduled appropriate international matches in the run-up to ICC events.

“Furthermore, and in line with our vision for triangular ODI series to help build excitement and appeal to wider audiences, we have so far scheduled two tri-series in February 2025 and October/November 2026, involving the New Zealand and South Africa, and England and Sri Lanka, respectively.It’s also something fans look forward to.

“The certainty and clarity around our domestic bilateral meetings through 2027 provides us with the platform to put in place a robust trade agenda, so that we can optimize the exploitation of our trade rights. This will hopefully enable us- le, to increase our income and reinject it into the further development of our cricket, from our grassroots talent hunt to our international playing facilities.”

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