PSL 2019: Franchises turn down proposal to have cheerleaders

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The Pakistan Super League franchisees have disposed the PSL Secretariat proposal to have female cheerleaders for the upcoming PSL 2019.

The Pakistan Super League will not have female cheerleaders at the PSL 2019 matches. A proposal to have female cheerleaders during the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and home matches of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was turned down by the team owners for various reasons. The franchisees, key stakeholders, in the league find no value addition in the deal.

The PSL secretariat had suggested that cheerleaders should perform during the PSL 4 matches, reports in a section of the Pakistan media have stated.

“The franchise owners were assured the female cheerleaders would be wearing proper eastern dresses and would not wear anything objectionable and they would perform in one corner of the ground where the matches are to be held,” the reports have quoted sources in the PCB as saying.

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The franchises have declined the offer, which would cost them an additional $14,000.

The franchise owners, state reports, had rejected the proposal which would have cost them “$14,000and… because they felt the presence of cheerleaders would not be helpful in enhancing the popularity and following of the league.”

The PSL 2019 kicks off from February 14 in Dubai and will run for a month with Karachi hosting the final on 17th March 2019. The PSL Season 4 will feature a total of 34 matches. Lahore and Karachi will share eight matches between them at the later stage of the 32-day event.

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