PCB mulls proposal to supply $250,000 to cricket superstars

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell hits a ball for a boundary. Photograph: AFP
  • One proposal suggests providing gamers with star energy 1 / 4 of one million {dollars} to play in PSL. 
  • At present, the perfect overseas gamers make roughly $160,000 per season. 
  • Ramiz Raja to carry essential assembly with PSL franchise house owners right now. 

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja has his thoughts set on convincing the Pakistan Tremendous League franchise house owners to rope within the “superstars” of overseas nations to play within the match and is keen to supply the gamers huge cash.

The previous captain and now the PCB chairman needs to make sure that by convincing franchise house owners to supply profitable packages to the perfect cricketers all over the world.

The PCB chairman is about to satisfy franchise house owners right now (Friday) to debate with them totally different points confronting the PSL with the prime goal to make the occasion versatile and extra enticing for the main gamers.

As per a report in The News, a proposal was put ahead which principally said {that a} overseas cricketer with star energy, ought to be provided round $250,000 for his affiliation with PSL franchises for a season. 

At present, the perfect of the lot receives round $160,000.

“Ramiz is because of meet the franchise house owners on Friday to debate totally different points pertaining to the league in particular reference to making it extra sturdy, eye-catching — the one having star attraction,” stated a supply.

“One of many important agenda gadgets is to supply extra profitable packages to the superstars of the sport. Some main stars might get richer by round 1 / 4 one million for that includes within the PSL from 2022 onwards. Although some key gamers already are seen to change into a part of the league, the recent package deal is anticipated to lure even greater stars from the world over to make a critical effort to play the league.”

For that the PCB is anticipated to extend the slab for every franchise to round $1.5 million as a substitute of the a million {dollars} that are provided to purchase overseas gamers throughout one season.

“Ramiz needs to make the PSL extra enticing and financially extra profitable for cricketers all over the world,” the supply stated.

Different issues to be mentioned throughout the PCB chairman’s assembly with the PSL house owners could be about finalising a stable monetary league package deal to pursue.

“These PSL house owners have been complaining concerning the lack of a sane strategy within the monetary package deal they’ve been provided by the PCB. They imagine that COVID-19 has hit them onerous and as such they’re in no place to pay something upfront to the PCB,” stated the sources.

“The house owners need compensation and their rightful share in the whole earnings. These points will even be mentioned within the assembly that’s more likely to proceed for hours,” he added.

The PCB chairman is anticipated to place a stress on the franchise house owners to make sure that the actions all year long assist in enhancing the general customary of the sport within the nation.

“It’s also anticipated that the PCB chairman would additionally emphasise on the franchise house owners to evolve a system the place coaches’ value may very well be decided.

“There isn’t any set criterion for franchises relating to the hiring of coaches. Normally, regardless of steady failures, a few of the franchises carry on retaining the identical coach. The PCB is more likely to name the house owners to change into extra sensible as a substitute of choosing coaches primarily based on private relationships and friendships,” added the supply. 

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