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Deadlock between PCB and PSL franchises continues

The latest rift arose after the franchises put forward their demands to board officials with a united front

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have come face to face once more. The board’s reluctance to raise the amount of revenue shared has left franchise owners unhappy.

PSL5 is scheduled to begin in three months however the deadlock between the PCB and the franchises continue to foster. The latest rift arose after the franchises put forward their demands to board officials with a united front.

All franchises have submitted cheques for the next edition of the PSL which can be cashed on November 20. The franchises have now asked to stop this process and have demanded an increase in the amount of revenue shared. They have also asked for the completion of the accounts for the fourth edition of the league. The franchises are now mulling over different options in case their demands aren’t met.

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Some influential owners are considering the option of reaching out to high government officials. They believe that while the PCB is profiting from the league, the franchises are being left empty handed.

It should be noted that many demands of the franchises were accepted in the meeting that took place on September 30. However the demand of raising the sponsorship revenue share has still not been addressed.

According to sources, these issues are expected to be discussed in the next scheduled board of governors meeting.