How the HBL PSL 2020 Knockout Would Have played out, Covid-19
3 suggestions to make PSL5 crucial. There are three options to make PSL final decisions for remaining knockout stage matches. Played in November, held competition a week ahead from the sixth edition. Or to declare a top team Multan Sultan a winner. 3 Option to Make PSL Decision are in discuss
CEO Waseem Khan said there are 3 suggestions to complete the pending PSL5.
Bellow is three suggestion
1- Decisive matches can played in November,
2- When all domestic and foreign players will come together on the sixth edition. It may be possible to hold one week before the event begins,
However, in this case, the league will not be more attractive to competitors.
3- Third option can choose to give the trophy to top place standing team.
On a question, Wasim Khan said. The big problem right now is not the money but the decision of the champion.
There is also a suggestion that Multan is at the top of the points table. It should declared as a winner.
In the next few days, semifinal teams including Multan Sultans, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars will hold a teleconference with representatives. With Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. We will decide what procedure should have taken for the final and other matches.
According to the sources, if the event decided by completed. Then the finalists’ teams can be decided by adopting the method of eliminators instead of the semi-finals to increase the revenue.
What was the earlier schedule
If event will play under the old procedure of PSL. This would mean that the number 1 team, Multan Sultans and the second-ranked Karachi Kings will have two opportunities to reach the final.
Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings teams face each other in the Eliminator match
The winning team will reach the direct final. While the loser will play with the winner of first playoff match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.
Witch team will win in this second playoff; the team will be able to play the final.
Due to the rapid change in the situation arising from Corona, PCB terminated the playoffs to complete the PSL sooner. But Semi-finals called off later.
According to sources, the situation will be decided on the remaining matches of PSL Five.
The last group and Knockout Stage matches due to the Corona virus decided to get spectators to the empty stadiums, but a large number of foreign players returning to their countries had problems for the teams.
They also introduced two semi-finals, replacing both playoffs and eliminators while reducing the tournament duration due to the Corona virus.
Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi in the semi-finals, Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings competed in the second semi-final.
Multan Sultans top all-rounder Shahid Afridi wrote a message on social media. That he has hurt at the end of the PSL but health is the highest. It would have better if the decision made earlier. Afridi asked to the audience that why not award this trophy to top points holding team. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez of Lahore Qalandars praised PCB’s move.
Pakistan Cricket Board thinking 3 Option to Make PSL Decision