PCB Announces PSL-Like Women’s Leagues
The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the launch of the PSL like Women’s leagues, with the inaugural edition set to be held next year along with PSL. There will be 12 games played, All of them played in Rawalpindi, with the final due to happen on March 18, 2023, the day before the Pakistan Super League final. The Women league will comprise 4 groups, with 18 players per side, including 6 foreign players.
The final will be a standalone match between the top two sides after 12 league matches and will be a day before the HBL PSL 8 final. HBL PSL 8 from February 9 to March 19, 2023
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Ramiz has actually been a proponent of a women’s T20 leagues ever since rising to the chairman, with the attraction of India to hosting the very first women’s T20 organization in Asia as a consistent style among his stated goals. India has actually held the Women’s T20 difficulty given that in 2018, however, is yet to organize a franchise-based Women’s league similar to the Indian Premier League.
That indicates there could theoretically be a clash between the Women’s IPL and the Women’s T20 league in Pakistan, potentially influencing Pakistan’s international alternatives for the leagues.
PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said:
“I am happy to announce the women’s league, “This organization will certainly bring in young women cricketers to this excellent sport and also aid our present gamers further boost their abilities. When they will get to share dug-outs with the overseas gamers. To intensify the insurance coverage as well as promo of this initiative, several of the suits will certainly precede the HBL Pakistan Super League 8 matches.
Ramiz Raja Interview with ESPNcricinfo:
Ramiz had actually informed ESPNcricinfo earlier this year that the PCB was aiming to organize a Women’s PSL in the January-February home window. At the time, Pakistan had simply 12 centrally contracted women’s cricketers, though that has actually given that enhanced to 20.
Pakistan still needs to have a further 28 regional players for the organization, indicating they will certainly require to dig deep among their books for neighborhood talent, as well as most likely rely on players that featured in the national Under-19 competition in August to compose the shortfall.
” There’s a great deal of traction and also a lot of takers for it,” Ramiz had claimed at the time. “Pakistan Women’s cricket needs to boost a lot, which will just occur when we provide an environment where they can generate income as well as share the dugout with first-rate players. We are likewise considering making superior women’s groups and connecting them with rural groups.”