Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly initiated a legal consultation to make Pakistan Super League (PSL) an independent entity.
As per reports, new PCB chairman Ehsan Mani is seeking legal consultation to de-link PSL from the cricket board and make it a separate organization which will be run by its own board of governers.
The talks of making PSL a self-relying organization started after the first edition of the league made a successful start in 2016.
Najam Sethi, the then PSL chairman, who was also the member of PCB’s board of governance had proposed this overhaul during a board’s meeting. The idea was to register PSL as a private company to be financially and administratively independent of the cricket board.
Despite getting a unanimous approval, the idea did not take off as the former PCB chief Shahryar Khan had raised concerns over the separation.
This put the idea in jeopardy and never really came up during Najam Sethi’s time as PCB chairman. However, Mani is showing a keen interest in the idea of his predecessor and has already instructed the legal team to draft a proposal in this regard.
Mani has previously declined the perks and financial benefits as a PSL chairman offered by the board.
The PSL 4 will commence from February 14th, 2019 in the UAE. At least eight matches of the will be played in Pakistan, with the final set to be held in Karachi on March 17th.