In the petition filed by the PSL franchises in the Lahore High Court, they have sought the court to ask PCB to “formally redress the grievances of all franchises” and “revise the model of PSL in accordance with its statutory mandate and make it financially viable”, as per ESPN Cricinfo. Earlier in August this year, the PSL franchises had jointly written a letter to the PCB, urging the board to revise the financial and ownership model.
As per reports in the Pakistan media, PCB is surprised by the move from the six PSL franchises to take legal route against them despite being invited twice for discussions over their demands.
Earlier, PCB had responded to the letter from the PSL franchises by stating that all teams who have fulfilled their complete financial obligations will be invited to discuss the issues. Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans have been in a tussle with PCB over defaulting on payments. The three PSL franchises were excluded from the negotiating table by PCB in August over the defaults.
PSL 2020 edition was hampered by COVID-19 in March this year. The remaining four games of the PSL 2020 edition will be played in November this year at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore.