LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has secretly approved a budget of 75 crore for the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

The country’s first ever T20 league will be held from February 4 to 23, 2016 in Dubai and Sharjah. Five teams are going to take part in this event and the PCB has sold all five teams and media rights while the process of picking players will start from tomorrow (Monday). Meanwhile, some reservations were shown on monetary and managerial issues. Some senior players including Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan were also unhappy after they were left out of the PSL. PCB chairman Shaharyar M Khan has also shown some reservations on monetary grounds.

Owner of Peshawar team Javed Afridi was also of the view that irrespective of some issues, we should support the PSL for the national cause. The sources claimed that professionals were being ignored while non-professionals had been inducted in the PSL. “Thousands of dollars have been invested for this event but details are being kept in secret,” the sources added.

PSL Governing Council chairman Najam Sethi, earlier, declared the MoU between Pakistan and India for bilateral series a major landmark and now he was declaring the PSL a historical success.