PCB introduces a new initiative for Women’s cricket around the world:
The incumbent Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has always been a proponent of the women’s T20 league ever since he took charge. In the recent past, there was news roaming about a Women’s league just like Pakistan Super League (PSL) Besides PCB, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also threw hints about the inaugural edition of the Women’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
Nevertheless, PCB has unveiled the details of the inaugural edition of women’s PSL which will run alongside men’s PSL next year. The news, as expected, was gleefully welcomed by the fans as it will be a great initiative to promote women’s cricket in Pakistan. According to the details, four teams will participate in the inaugural edition of the league and overall 12 matches will be played in the tournament.
League matches of the women’s PSL will be played in Rawalpindi, however, the venue of the final is undecided and will be held a day before the PSL (men) final. A total of 18 players will participate on each side, including six foreign players. Ramiz was delighted to announce the Women’s League and was sure that it will attract women to the ever-exciting sport in the country – cricket.
“I am delighted to announce the women’s league. This league will attract young women cricketers to this great sport and help our current players further enhance their skills when they will get to share dug-outs with overseas players. To amplify the coverage and promotion of this initiative, some of the matches will precede the HBL Pakistan Super League 8 matches” PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said.
BCCI, however, is yet to announce any details about the women’s IPL. Many reports have claimed that the women’s IPL might take place in March of the coming year. The Women PSL will join the club with other women’s leagues like itself to pave the way for better opportunities for women cricketers.