7th Team of PSL Coming Soon
The new PCB head Najam Sethi has indicated that the Pakistan Super League could soon have a seventh team in the line-up.
Having added a sixth team in the form of Multan Sultans to the PSL for the third edition after the first two seasons saw just five teams in the fray, Sethi has said that two years from now, another team could be added to push the tally of the number of teams up to seven.
This seventh team, when it comes, could come from one of the three regions, FATA, Sialkot or Faisalabad. These were three regions that had missed out on becoming the sixth team in the PSL after Multan was chosen for the third PSL season.
An addition of a seventh team brings with it its own issues, and one of the biggest ones from the perspective of the franchise owners is the division of the profits between more teams – thereby reducing their own share.
Obviously, the inclusion of a seventh team in the PSL will also increase the number of games from the current 34 to 46 if every team plays each other twice apiece as is the PSL format currently.
And with an increase in the number of games, the revenues will increase as well because the PSL Broadcasters pay on a per match deal, it might go down to bare financial statistics – whether it makes for any financial sense for the PSL.
More news awaited on this one. Will there be a seventh team in PSL?