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Ramiz Raja Wants Auction System to Replace Drafts

Ramiz Raja Wants Auction System to Replace Drafts

Ramiz Raja needs to raise PSL’s profile. (AFP Photo)

PCB chairman Ramiz Raja is assured {that a} shift from drafts to public sale will assist in additional growth of Pakistan Super League

  • Last Updated:March 15, 2022, 07:47 IST

PSL is toying with the concept to switch its draft system to recruit gamers for its numerous groups with the public sale system that has been employed by IPL since its inception. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja feels that such a change will assist their T20 match construct sufficient monetary muscle that will probably be put into the identical bracket as its Indian counterpart.

“We must create new properties to be financially impartial,” Raja was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “We have nothing for now but the PSL and ICC funds. There’s an argument over the model from next year; I want to switch it to an auction model from next year. The market forces are conducive, but we’ll sit down with the franchise owners to discuss it.”

Raja additionally feels {that a} change to public sale system may even elevate the profile of Pakistan Super League and make it as profitable as IPL. “This is a recreation of cash. When the cricket economic system grows in Pakistan, our respect will rise. The important driver of that monetary economic system is the PSL. If we take the PSL to public sale mannequin, enhance the purse, then I’ll put it within the IPL bracket. And then we’ll see who goes to play the IPL over the PSL,” he mentioned.

The auction system involves players going under the hammer with the various teams placing bids to secure their services. This ensures players end up landing lucrative deals.

“Every side’s purse will increase, and if they want to improve they’ll have to spend money. When you go from a draft system to this, the world’s talent suddenly becomes available to you. I’ve spoken to a couple of the franchise owners; they’re quite happy to experiment with this. I’ll talk to the others, too. It’s in the embryonic stages, but it’s top of my wish list,” Raja defined.

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