PSL 5: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced that they will be granting the authority to the franchises of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for PSL 5 so they can decide on their own that which player will be attending the opening ceremony.
Unfortunately, all the players would not be authorized to attend the opening ceremony of HBL PSL 2020. Rights are permissible to the franchises so as a result, they can decide on their own the selection of players to be available at mega event.
In last editions of PSL however, all of the players were part of the relevant ceremony. Many player in PSL 5 will have a bad luck to miss out such an exceptional event.
When PCB announced such a move, that might look judgmental and racist to others, franchises raise a concern that travel arrangements might be critical as it would be difficult to travel along several cities with proper arrangements and players.
On the circumstance, PCB allowed the franchises to choose players of their own will they can move along in mega ceremony to be initiated at Karachi for PSL 5.
However, flexibility is here in the case of the captain who as for every franchise will be available for the ceremony.
The league will kick off its first match at NSK on February 20th, 2020 after the opening ceremony. The first game is to be played among Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United.