Pakistan Super League launched.

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  1. farhan_9909

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    Pakistan Super League unveiled as PCB lures stars


    KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Thursday, unveiled its plan for hosting a glamorous Twenty20 cricket league, which it hoped would lure international stars and herald the revival of international cricket in the country.

    The Pakistan Super League (PSL) was launched in Lahore in a glitzy ceremony attended by members of Pakistan’s men’s and women’s cricket captains, board officials and cricket greats.

    According to the PCB, the league will be launched this March, with an opening ceremony on March 23 and matches will ensue from the following day.

    Five teams will be part of the league in its first three editions and each team will comprise five local players and six international players.

    PSL will be played on a league format with all teams playing each other twice on pattern of the popular football leagues and the Indian Premier League (IPL).

    Ashraf said the league would go a long way in helping local cricketers as they will get a chance to play with the big names of the game and herald a new era for Pakistan’s domestic cricket.

    Former chief of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Haroon Lorgat has been appointed as an advisor of the league, PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf announced during the ceremony.

    “Today is a very important day for Pakistan cricket,” Lorgat, who was present at the ceremony, said.

    Lorgat had previously met with PCB officials as they sought to bring international cricket teams back to Pakistan.

    “PSL will help revive international cricket in Pakistan,” Lorgat said.

    No international cricket team has played in Pakistan following the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in March 2009, which injured several Sri Lankan cricketers and ICC umpires.

    While Bangladesh Cricket Board had shown willingness to send its team to Pakistan on two occasions last year, it backed out later citing reservations on the security situation..


    Pakistan Super League unveiled as PCB lures stars | Cricket | DAWN.COM
     
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  3. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    I wonder who are the International players who are willing to visit Pakistan where each day a bomb goes off one place or the other.
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Pakistan Cricket News: Pakistan T20 League not to be underestimated - Haroon Lorgat | ESPN Cricinfo

    Haroon Lorgat, the former ICC chief executive, has said the value of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan's franchise-based Twenty20 competition, could be in "excess of $100 million". Lorgat, who was involved by the PCB to assist the board in setting up the league, was speaking during a PCB ceremony in Lahore to unveil the logo for the PSL which is scheduled to be launched on March 26 this year.

    "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 PCB announced that each team in the PSL would be allowed to sign a maximum of six overseas players and would include 10 local cricketers plus two emerging players.

    The tournament would be played over 15 days between five teams and would involve a total of 23 matches for the first three years. The matches will be played at a single venue, with teams playing each other twice in a league format before the top four teams qualify for semi-finals. The PCB has ambitious plans to expand the league in the fourth year to eight teams and a 59-match tournament.

    Although the names of the region/city-based franchises or the list of companies interested in buying these franchises were not revealed, the PCB is hopeful of completing the franchise-auction process and signing a broadcast deal before the end of February.

    "A lot of hard work has been put in place to develop the PSL," Zaka Ashraf, the PCB chairman said. "The objective is to recognise the growth of T20 cricket around the world, encourage our cricketers and give them the exposure to the grass-root talent in the country. It will also provide opportunity to foreign players to compete in Pakistan.
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    we will see...money bring everything

    and non of the pakistan cricket player is killed so far
     
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    If I were a cricketer that too a Rich / Successful one, then I would not visit a shithole for any wager.....Life any day is more precious for the rich than money!
     
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    Money :laugh:.....
     
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    Thats the point. The witch doesnt eat his own ;)
     
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    And What glamour? Burkha clad cheerleaders? :D :D
     
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    Congrats i think , instead of International players their will be so called fighters from Afghan taliban, Al qaeda , Tehrik-i-Taliban,Fedayeen al-Islam,Jaish-e-Mohammed,Lashkar-e-Taiba etc

    for example team names will be
    Lahore Al qaeda , Pashton Lashkars , Islamabad taliban , Hyderabad Mujahideen:lol::taunt::wave::laugh:
     
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    3rd empire ....ISI :laugh: & laltopi
     
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    farhan_9909 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Coooooooooooool

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