PCB set to host 3 exhibition games for Women during PSL after postponing the league to September
The idea is to host three exhibition games that will take place at Rawalpindi on March 8, 10 and 11.
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Under the leadership of Ramiz Raja, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to host the inaugural season of the Women’s PSL in March 2023. However, the plan changed when Najam Sethi replaced the former cricketer as the chief of the board. Sethi decided that the four-team tournament will now be hosted in September 2023 and in the meantime, they are planning for a ‘soft launch’ of the women's competition.
The idea is to host three exhibition games that will take place at Rawalpindi on March 8, 10 and 11. Now, despite a likely clash with the Women's IPL, the Pakistan Cricket Board expects a lot of overseas players to feature in the inaugural edition.
PSL to begin on February 13
When it comes to their male counterparts, the eighth edition of the much-awaited Pakistan Super League is scheduled to begin on February 13 with Multan Sultans taking on defending champions Lahore Qalandars at the Multan Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, the playoffs of the competition are set to begin on March 15, with the finals to be hosted on March 19 at Lahore. PCB chief Najam Sethi announced the PSL schedule on Friday, January 20 and stated that he is excited about the upcoming edition and expects quality cricket throughout the course of the season.
“There will be no question on the quality of cricket that will be played in over 34 days of action-packed cricket. I am hoping the PSL will once again live up to its expectations of unearthing and identifying future stars who will not only challenge the established household names in this edition but will go on to represent Pakistan,” the 74-year-old said in a statement.
Notably, at the request of all the franchises, the governing body has agreed to increase the number of players per side to 20. It will allow each franchise to pick two more Supplementary players. They can be picked in the Replacement Draft, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 24 January.
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