The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has opened the registrations of foreign players for participation in the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which will be the ninth season of the flagship event.
“The registration window for foreign players has opened for the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League, which is tentatively scheduled from 8 February to 24 March,” an official statement issued by the cricket governing body said.
The PCB said that the renewal of categories of the local players will also be finalised and published shortly as well.
The retentions and trades are to be finalised ahead of the PSL 9 Player Draft, which has been tentatively scheduled for mid-December, after the completion of the National T20. The final of the National T20 is set to be played on 10 December in Karachi.
“Following the category renewals, the trade and retention window will be opened. Once the trade and retention window is open, the pick order for the player draft for the upcoming season will also be shared,” it added.
Earlier, the PCB confirmed the window for the 2024 edition of PSL last month. The final schedule will be confirmed in the next meeting.
The upcoming ninth season will be played with six teams. No additional team will be added in the upcoming season.
For the promotion and support of women’s cricket, the PCB will continue to explore opportunities for women’s league or exhibition matches during PSL.
It was also decided that the PCB will continue to work closely with the franchises to explore alternative venues as a part of contingency planning.
As per sources, PSL will not be shifted to Dubai due to elections or any other reason. All the franchises have agreed not to move the PSL elsewhere.
If matches are feared to be affected due to elections, the schedule of PSL will be changed.