The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has kick started the campaign to launch Pakistan Premier League T20. PPL T20 is not a new concept brought forward by the PCB but it will supersede ABN Amro T20 and Faysal Bank T20 tournaments that have been played in Pakistan since 2004.
The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board Mr. Zaka Ashraf along with the whole board team, former and playing cricketers; are taking all possible measures to make this event happen. In the past one week, we have seen more than 3 board meetings with interested sponsors which is a clear indication that PCB, for the first time, is thinking of something big. If this event happens, no doubt, it would be the foundation brick for revival of International Cricket in Pakistan.
The Pakistan Premier League (PPL T20) will also include teams from Afghanistan, China and United Arab Emirates. Initially, 16 franchises have been proposed. Now it depends on the sponsors that how much of these teams will be playing PPL T20.
Earlier this month, PCB also organized Faysal Cup T20 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium that remained successful to a greater extent. This event also gave energy to the Cricket Board and officials to think about launching PPL. Sialkot Stallions lifted the Faysal Cup T20 title for the 6th time creating a new record. Stallions were led by former Pakistani caption Shoaib Malik.
Team Cricic.com wishes the PCB all the best of luck for PPL and prays that International Cricket comes back to Pakistan, to the crazy fans and to all those who love it more than any other sport.