PCB decides to Add Women’s Matches in PSL 8

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Just In: The Pakistan Cricket Board has made a lot of effort to encourage cricket in the nation, particularly for women, and the recent PCB move to introduce a few games featuring women’s teams during PSL 8 is one such example.

The newly appointed Cricket Cabinet, under the supervision of Najam Sethi, has decided to organize five matches of the Women’s League as a Demonstration during the upcoming PSL 8 event, commencing between Feb-Mar.

According to the latest developments, at least three Franchises, including Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings, will introduce their Women’s team for the testing phase. However, the entire expenses of hosting matches and players’ salaries will bear by the Franchises rather than the PCB.

PCB has a clear stance on this matter, as their decision to conduct a separate edition of the Women’s League will base on the experience of those five matches. If PCB gets a good public turn-out, they will host the Pioneer season of the Women’s League in Sep-Oct this year.

Sources also claimed that the inaugural season of the Women’s Team would involve four to six teams, which will be sold through open bidding, while the number of participants will increase in the upcoming seasons.

It is pertinent to mention that PCB also hosted an inaugural edition of the Pakistan Junior League last year, in which several foreign crickets also participated. However, the new management of PCB has decided to forfeit that tournament as it puts an extra financial burden on PCB’s treasury.