Ending speculation, a PCB today announced Doha, Qatar as a venue for hosting a inaugural edition of a Pakistan Super League (PSL) from Feb 4-24 next year.
After days of suspense, a Pakistan Cricket Board today finally motionless to go forward with Qatar after unwell to book venues in a UAE during those dates.
Admitting that Doha is a comparatively different and new international cricket centre, Sethi, however, pronounced a PCB is confident that with a team-work of a Qatar Olympic body and a country’s inhabitant cricket association, tip facilities would be supposing for a League.
“We had a choice of loitering a launch of a PSL till April and have it in Dubai or other UAE venues though a window did not fit us during all due to unavailability of players,”
Najam Sethi, who is streamer a PSL secretariat in a PCB, told a media discussion in Lahore.
Earlier, a PCB had twice deferred a launch of its T20 joining since to several reasons, though Sethi pronounced this time all was on report with broadcasters, production companies, eventuality managers and sponsors all lined up.
Sethi pronounced that in a initial book of a PSL would have 5 teams from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar who would be sole as franchises, though a series of teams could be increasing later. He also sensitive that as of now 5 teams are scheduled to play 24 matches subsequent year.
“The response we have got for a 5 franchises is overwhelming and some-more than a expectations,” Sethi insisted.
The Twenty20 League will have a common esteem purse of upto USD one million dollar.
“Top unfamiliar players from all Test personification nations except India have voiced seductiveness in signing adult for a PSL. As of now, a PSL has agree from over 40 general players,” Sethi said, adding that even tip unfamiliar coaches are being roped in for a initial book of a League.
“The players auction would be hold in Pakistan and the official trademark of a PSL would be denounced subsequent month,” he said.