The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is preparing to launch the Pakistan Junior League (PJL) in October of this year, and the franchise fee for the inaugural edition was recently announced.
The cricket board has set the franchise fee for the Pakistan Junior League at Rs. 140 million, according to the info, while the governing body had already rejected the proposal of including players under the age of 23 in the tournament.
The franchise owners suspected that more money could be spent on players and infrastructural facilities, so they recommended paying the franchise base fee in exchange for a lower value, but their proposal was turned down.
Last month, the PSL franchises expressed their displeasure with the PJL’s launch, claiming that the PCB failed to share necessary information about the league.
Last week, the Cricket Board appointed Faisal Mirza, who previously served as the PSL’s Head of Player Acquisition in 2015, as a consultant for chairman Ramiz Raja’s dream project, for which no advertisement was posted.
The cricket board recently launched a historic initiative in which the cricket board and its strategic partners will provide monthly stipends of Rs. 30,000 to 100 teenage cricketers, as well as study scholarships.
At the state-of-the-art National High-Performance Centre, the cricket board will provide free cricket equipment, as well as rising coaching from top and highly qualified international coaches.