The PCB plans to implement a Women’s PSL early next year.© AFP
Concerned about the poor display of the ICC Women’s World Cup, Pakistani Cricket Committee Chairman Ramiz Raja said on Tuesday that the PCB intends to establish a proper home setup, including the T20-based league. new talent began to emerge early next year.
“There’s a lot of work to be done in organizing our women’s cricket. You have to keep in mind the restrictions and other issues that women have in sports. We need to take steps to have a proper home calendar for women. With three-day matches,” Ramiz told reporters here.
Pakistan lost all of its first four World Cup matches to stay at the bottom of the points standings.
Pakistan are three league games away from West Indies, England and New Zealand.
The head of the PCB noted that unlike other countries, Pakistan’s women’s cricket talent pool was not a broad base, and that was one of the reasons for the slow progress. “But I’m not disappointed with the World Cup performances. We have a base and we plan to launch a Pakistani Super League for women in January next year with foreign players and we are also working to have a PSL for under-19 players. In October this year,” she said.
Ramiz said he was keen to launch two new properties because PSL has become a successful brand in Pakistan and there is also a market for women’s championships.
“PCB also wants to increase its revenue because right now we are dependent on ICC shares and PSL revenue and we need to increase our ownership in exchange for more money,” he added.
Ramiz said in the current crisis, economic power is essential for any country to thrive.
He also said he wanted to introduce an auction system on the Indian Premier League lines for PSL to replace the draft now used by franchises to sign players.
“In an auction system, franchises will have to bid for the players they want, which would mean more money for PSL and IPL players. Of course, we can’t compete with IPL for money, but if it does. We have an auction system, it will make a big difference.”
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