Nov 11, 2021: The Pakistan Cricket Board is hopeful that the women’s version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament will be launched, its newly appointed chairman Rameez Raja said this week.
Raja made the remarks in a video posted on Twitter, where he also announced that the board intends to launch an under-19 men’s edition of the PSL. The Pakistan Cricket Board launched the PSL in 2016, with six men’s teams from six cities participating in the competition.
“In October next year, we will start the Under-19 PSL,” Raja said. “It’s very interesting because it’s not happening anywhere else.” “I also have the Women’s PSL in mind. We will be the first cricket board in Asia to launch it.”
Australia hosts the Women’s Big Bash League as its domestic T20 league, while England hosted the inaugural ‘The Hundred’ tournament for women this year alongside the men’s competition.
Currently the only women’s cricket competition in Asia is the franchise-style women’s T20 challenge, organized by the Indian Cricket Board along with the men’s Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs. The Women’s T20 Challenge added three teams to its 2020 edition and did not take place this year. Many Indian cricketers, including T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and ODI and Test captain Mithali Raj, have called for a full-fledged women’s IPL in the future.
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