The Pakistan Super League is the Pakistan Twenty20 cricket Premier League.The Pakistan Super League features city-based franchises instead of the state teams. The League will feature up to 30 foreign players. The objective of this league is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan and to promote Twenty20 cricket on Pakistan.
Former ICC chief exucutive Haroon Lorgat has said not to underestimate the Pakistan Super League, the competition could be ‘in excess of $100 million’. Lorgat has been appointed by the PCB to help set up the league. “People should not underestimate the potential of the Twenty20 league in Pakistan,” Lorgat said. “With the rising popularity of T20 cricket, every ICC member country has the right to host its own professional league. Pakistan has done hardwork and I hope with foreign players’ participation, perceptions about the country will change. I can see a lot of work has been done in parallel against many odds, but certainly this league will be come into reality shortly.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that for the first 3 years, the league will consist of 5 teams with 6 foreign players in each team as well as 10 local players and 2 emerging players. The matches will be played at a single venue, most likely Karachi or Lahore. The tournament is scheduled to start on the 26th of March on go on for 15 days with a total of 23 matches.
Zaka Ashraf, chairman of the PCB, said he had talked with officials of several cricket boards about sending players to the PSL. “We have received a positive response from Sri Lanka Cricket, Cricket Australia and even South Africa,” Ashraf said.
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