The 6th edition of the Pakistan Super League could be in jeopardy if it clashes with the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup, as the International Cricket Council (ICC) eyes the possibility of hosting the mega-event in the February-March 2021 window.
The World T20 is currently scheduled to be held in October and November of this year in Australia; however, the ongoing novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has cast serious doubt over it. The T20 extravaganza is likely to going to be delayed to another date. February-March is being eyed as the possible replacement window for the showcase event. New Zealand, which has won the battle against the Covid-19, is also being considered an option to host in place of their Trans-Tasman rivals.
The kiwis are scheduled to host the Women’s World Cup in February and March. If a call is made to hold the men’s event in the same window, it could come at the expense of the women’s event.
In case the World T20 does get moved to February or March next year, it would clash directly with the PSL Season 6. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would have to find another window for premier T20 tournament if that happens.