Ramiz Raja positive about women’s PSL in near future
PCB chairman Ramiz Raja has hinted that a women’s PSL can be organized in the near future. Raja said he wants Pakistan to become the first country to introduce a women’s T20 league. He also said that he is mulling over U-19 PSL as well.
“We talked about [improving the] pathways to professional cricket. In October next year, we’ll launch an U19 PSL. This is very exciting because it’s never happened anywhere else. England will send their U19 players, who we’ll look after. I also have the women’s PSL in my mind. We’ll become the first cricket board in Asia to launch that.”
As of now, only a few prominent women’s T20 leagues are played across the globe, with BBL, The Hundred to name a few. As for franchise style competition, BCCI organises a women’s T20 Challenge in Asia. The tournament though didn’t take place last year.
Speaking of Raja, he took over the reins of PCB ahead of the 20-20 World Cup. However, his term at the helm started miserably with New Zealand and England cancelling their tours citing security issues. Raja then did well to convince teams like West Indies, Australia and England to come and play in Pakistan. Recently, ECB and CA confirmed their tours to Pakistan next year.