Pakistan Cricket Board launches Pakistan Super League for Twenty 20

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on 10th January 2013, the plan for hosting multinational Super League in March 2013, with the hope that the Twenty20 competition can revive international cricket in Pakistan.

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was launched in Lahore in a flashy ceremony. The ceremony was attended by Pakistani cricket captains (men and women) and board officials.

In Lahore, at a colourful ceremony the logo of the Pakistan Super League was revealed with the presence of  PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf, former International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat and Pakistan captains Mohammad Hafeez and Misbahul Haq.

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the league will be launched in March 2013. The opening ceremony will be held on March 23 and matches will proceed from the following day.

In the first three editions five teams will participate in the league and each team will be consisted of five local players and six international players.

Former chief of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Haroon Lorgat has been appointed as an advisor of the new league. He revealed his hope that the participation of the foreign players would be very beneficial for Pakistani players.

“With the rising popularity of Twenty20 cricket, every ICC member country has the right to host its own league. Pakistan has done hard work and I hope with foreign players’ participation, perceptions about the country will change,” Lorgat said.
via The Express Tribune

Pakistan-Super-LeagueIn Pakistan no international cricket team has been played since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in March 2009 which injured several Sri Lankan cricketers and ICC umpires.

Foreign teams have avoided playing in Pakistan for the sake of security risks and Pakistan has to play its home series in England and the United Arab Emirates.

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played following a league format.

All teams would play to each other twice on pattern of the football leagues and the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Noor

    This is a very good sign in our cricket or a pakistan.