Wednesday, May 14, 2008

PCB to set up its own league

Encouraged by the success of the Indian Premier League, the Pakistan Cricket Board have stepped up efforts to launch their own lucrative Twenty20 tournament.

The proposed Pakistan Premier League (PPL), based on a similar format to that of the IPL, was discussed during the meeting of the PCB's governing body on Tuesday with members believing it would boost domestic cricket in the country.

PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf said the idea has already received interest from the business community.

"We will be waiting for a suitable time to start the tournament as many corporate institutions here have also shown their willingness to sponsor the event," Nasim told the Dawn newspaper.

He also made it clear that present future tours programme of the International Cricket Council did not provide any room for scheduling the tournament during the current tenure.

"There is presently no gap available for organising such an event and the PCB would be working on the details," he said.

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