Updated: September 2
Whether it is a battlefield or cricket ground the rivalry between India and Pakistan is well known. The last clash between the two teams took place on 16 June in the 2019 World Cup Cricket, in which India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs.
Although there are reports of skirmishes between the soldiers of the two countries on the border, this will be the first time that the fifteenth edition of the world’s richest cricket league IPL and its Pakistani imitation PSL may clash in the dates of next year (2022).
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IPL 2022 Schedule likely to clash with PSL 2022
According to some reports, the 2022 edition of PSL is likely to clash with the Indian Premier League. This is because Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) comes across schedule problems for their franchise-based T20 league. PCB is due to host Australia in February-March 2022, the window generally used to host PSL.
Usually, Pakistan Super League is conducted over 2 months during February and March to attract overseas players. Nevertheless, with the Australian cricket team touring Pakistan during Feb-March, there is no other option left for PCB.
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However, if the PSL will be played in the proposed April-May 2022 window, the tournament will be going directly against the much much bigger and more popular Indian Premier League (IPL 2022).
The 15th edition of IPL will be a bigger one as it will feature 10 teams instead of the usual 8 teams and more players- both international and national- are expected to feature in the IPL, which will have more than 74 matches as opposed to the 60 matches in VIVO IPL 2021. The IPL 2022 mega auction is expected to will be held in Jan- Feb 2022.
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PCB will be forced to postpone PSL 2020 to April-May. As a result, it will clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 schedule.
In IPL 2022, there will be more cricketers from both overseas and national circuits to feature in the world’s richest cricket league. Interestingly, the cash-rich Indian Premier League will be played in a 74-match format next year.
Pakistan Cricket Board to set a panel to sort out the issue on PSL 2022 schedule
Pakistan Cricket Board has set a panel with an independent consultant and a retired judge in Tassaduq Hussain Jillani to resolve this issue.