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PCB announces Doha as a venue for the upcoming Pakistan Super League

PCB announces Doha as a venue for the upcoming Pakistan Super League

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Aug 2015, 10:59 pm
Lahore, Aug 26 (IBNS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced Doha in Qatar as a venue for the inaugural season of their domestic tournament- Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Speaking on behalf of the PCB, Najam Sethi, Chairman of the PSL Governing Council and the PCB Executive Committee said, “The wait is now over and we are here to tell you of our intent to stage the PSL. The way we see it, PSL is not just about cricket. It is a unique blend of entertainment and cricket which will be the most exciting Pakistani product,” at a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium.

The inaugural season will see 5 teams lock horns for the trophy where they will play a total of 24 matches.

We are starting with 5 teams in order to build the value of our franchises and we will expand the number of teams in the coming editions,” Sethi told reporters here.

The tournament will carry collective prize money of up to $ 1 million and has consent from over 40 international players.

“I can confirm that a number of parties are currently talking to us and are interested in picking up the franchises. Similarly, we have great interest being shown from broadcasters and sponsors,” Sethi said while informing the press here about the interest of potential stake holders in the league.

The ownership of the broadcasting rights, sponsorship and franchise ownership will be sold over the next three months.

The formal launch will take place in Lahore in the third week of September.