The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed holding the First PSL-style league for women cricketers in the coming year.
Last year, in November, the PCB chairman, Ramiz Raja had, announced that he hopes the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will launch a women’s version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament in the upcoming year. The announcement was relatively vague. However, it held significant meaning for women in sport.
The approval has finally come in, on the 2nd of March, from the PCB chairman Ramiz Raja. The news was announced by the head of the women’s wing Tania Malik at a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium. Sources reveal that the initial plan was to commence the league this year. However, officials decided to initiate from next year due to insufficient space in the current window.
At the conference, Malik lauded the women’s cricket team for their recent performances in the two warm-up games in the World Cup. The team won the matches against New Zealand and Bangladesh. Malik said, “Our team combination is good, and hopefully, the team can progress in the final four.”
Women’s Day Celebration
She also appreciated the Southern Punjab Cricket Association for its efforts in promoting women’s cricket. She also announced that a T20 match would be played between Southern Punjab and Sindh in celebration of the upcoming women’s day.
Women’s Cricket Across the World
- There is only one women’s cricket competition in Asia. The Indian cricket board has previously held the franchise-style Women’s T20 Challenge alongside the men’s Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs.
- In 2020’s edition, the Women’s T20 Challenge featured three teams. However, the competition was not held last year.
- Australia hosted the Women’s Big Bash League as its domestic T20 league last year.
- England held the inaugural ‘The Hundred’ tournament for women alongside the men’s competition last year.
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