Pakistan Cricket Board announces an inaugural women's league, to run alongside PSL 2023

The new league will consist of four city-based teams, each comprising 12 local and six overseas players.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the details of the new women's league tournament which will be held in March 2023. The new league, consist of four city-based teams, will run alongside the Pakistan Super League 8 (PSL) at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in March 2023. 

Each team will have a pool of 12 local and six foreign players and will face other teams twice, making it a 13-match event. PCB also revealed that the final of the new league will take place a day before the final of the Pakistan Super League, which is scheduled to start from February 9 to March 19, 2023.

This league will attract young women cricketers to this great sport: Ramiz Raja

Ramiz Raja, PCB Chairman, stated that this new league will attract young women cricketers and help them improve while playing alongside international overseas players.

“I am delighted to announce the women’s league. This league will attract young women cricketers to this great sport and help our current players further enhance their skills when they will get to share dug-outs with the overseas players. The league will feature present and past trailblazers in women’s cricket in what promises to be an exciting 13-match event," Ramiz Raja said in an official statement.

Earlier this season, Pakistan offered central contracts to 20 women cricketers and now the introduction of the new women's league will further empower and stabilize women's cricket. Ramiz also added that by empowering women cricketers they will enhance the country's economical and social prosperity.

“This event is aligned to our strategy of making Pakistan a stronger cricket playing nation across all formats and genders. We are not only creating attractive brands to strengthen our cricket economy, but through this tournament are also providing career opportunities to our women cricketers. The more our women cricketers will participate in high-pressure events, the more they will learn.

“The PCB is a strong proponent of empowering women to shine brighter. By engaging our women, which form 49 per cent of the country’s population, we will enhance the economic and social prosperity of our country,” Ramiz added.

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