Reports: Franchise agree to PSL T10 league in December

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    All six team owners met with PCB chairman Sethi in Dubai. PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

    DUBAI: All six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises have agreed to hold a T10 PSL in December, a source close to the matter told The Express Tribune.

    The six franchise owners had a meeting with Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi and agreed on a point to introduce a T10 league at the end of this year.

    The meeting was held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium before the Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars match.

    “The suggestion of a T10 league was given by the PCB and was discussed among the franchise owners, before they all agreed on it,” he said. “The same teams will be participating in that league but a separate draft will be held for this format and will be held in December.”

    https://tribune.com.pk/story/1657206/7-franchise-agree-psl-t10-league-december/
     
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    PCB set to stage T-10 league in Pakistan later this year


    DUBAI: The ten-over version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is likely to be launched on home soil later this year after all stakeholders threw their weight behind the idea.

    Well-informed sources told ‘The News’ here on Sunday that all six franchise owners agreed to back a T10 league in Pakistan under the aegis of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

    “It’s a great idea and all of us are backing it because a full edition of a T-10 league in Pakistan will be a big leap forward towards the return of international cricket to our country,” one of the PSL franchise owners told ‘The News’ after a marathon meeting here at the Inter Continental in Dubai Festival City.

    The owners of all six franchises – Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans – met with Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).One of the items on the extensive agenda of the meeting was launching a T-10 league in Pakistan.

    The PCB came under intense criticism over its decision to allow leading national cricketers to feature in the inaugural edition of a T-10 league in the United Arab Emirates last year. The Board issued NOCs to several key national players including Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed to take part in the T-10 league in Sharjah.

    The event was a private enterprise and the Board was duly criticised over its decision to allow top players to take part in it.“The thing is that there is a need to have a T-10 league and it will be better for our cricket if such a league is held in Pakistan,” said another franchise owner.

    According to details, there will be six teams in the T-10 league and all the franchises will be owned by the people at the helm of the PSL teams.The idea has received an overwhelming support from all the franchises including Karachi Kings, who are said to have a stake in the Sharjah T-10 league.“Even the Karachi Kings were on board. They said that they will fully support the project,” a source privy of the issues discussed in Sunday’s meeting said.



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    DUBAI: The ten-over version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is likely to be launched on home soil later this year after all stakeholders threw their weight behind the idea.

    Well-informed sources told ‘The News’ here on Sunday that all six franchise owners agreed to back a T10 league in Pakistan under the aegis of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

    “It’s a great idea and all of us are backing it because a full edition of a T-10 league in Pakistan will be a big leap forward towards the return of international cricket to our country,” one of the PSL franchise owners told ‘The News’ after a marathon meeting here at the Inter Continental in Dubai Festival City.

    The owners of all six franchises – Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans – met with Najam Sethi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).One of the items on the extensive agenda of the meeting was launching a T-10 league in Pakistan.

    The PCB came under intense criticism over its decision to allow leading national cricketers to feature in the inaugural edition of a T-10 league in the United Arab Emirates last year. The Board issued NOCs to several key national players including Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed to take part in the T-10 league in Sharjah.

    The event was a private enterprise and the Board was duly criticised over its decision to allow top players to take part in it.“The thing is that there is a need to have a T-10 league and it will be better for our cricket if such a league is held in Pakistan,” said another franchise owner.

    According to details, there will be six teams in the T-10 league and all the franchises will be owned by the people at the helm of the PSL teams.The idea has received an overwhelming support from all the franchises including Karachi Kings, who are said to have a stake in the Sharjah T-10 league.“Even the Karachi Kings were on board. They said that they will fully support the project,” a source privy of the issues discussed in Sunday’s meeting said.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/291151-pcb-set-to-stage-t-10-league-in-pakistan-later-this-year
     
  3. Mohsin
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    Yeah trying to counter the 'original' T10 league

    Will probably be dead though as the foreigners wont come to Pakistan (likes of Bopara and Patel may).

    Then again, all depends of PSL3 Lahore/Karachi games. Who knows
     
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    What a farce, it's just going to burn people out and damage the real league as well.
     
  5. Munna
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    Useless format, can't understand why money is being wasted on it
     
  6. Mohammed Bilal
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    They say it takes less time for a result but in the end the crowds stay at the ground for a whole day, similar to an ODI match??

    T20 cricket is better, PCB should warn PSL franchise owners about this and try and stop this league from involving Pakistan.

    This league is already a big manhoos as it has damaged our cricket a lot within its first year.
     
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    Pcb are the champions of overkill!
     
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    PCB searches for suitable window to fit in T10 league

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities are open to the idea of launching a ten-over version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) later this year but are finding it tough to underline a suitable window for the venture because of a packed international schedule.

    Najam Sethi, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, told ‘The News’ in an interview that the Board is seriously mulling the option of staging a T10 league after the franchise owners of the PSL expressed a keen interest in the proposed enterprise.

    “We discussed this idea in Dubai (during PSL matches) and it was clear that the franchise owners wanted a T10 league in Pakistan. We have agreed in principle to consider this option,” Sethi said.

    However, he said that so far the Board is yet to find a suitable window for the proposed T10 league.

    “We have quite a packed international schedule this year,” he said. “We play the West Indies at home after the PSL and then the team will be touring Ireland, England and Scotland in May-June. This will be followed by home series against New Zealand and Australia before we tour South Africa. In between, we are also supposed to fulfil our commitment with the West Indian board to play a tri-series in the US.

    “That’s why finding a window that will suit all is pretty tough,” he added.

    But finding a window for a T10 tournament which won’t span over more than a week shouldn’t be a stumbling block for the Board.

    Pakistan do have a few spare weeks in August and September when the only problem could be hot weather. The Board will most likely be hosting matches of the T10 league in Karachi and Lahore.

    The other issue was that there were fears that a T10 league could eat out of PSL’s resources.

    Unlike India where the market is huge, marketing teams in Pakistan find it tough to generate revenues even for international cricket matches. The PSL and its franchises are no exception.

    However, PCB’s marketing team and the Board’s consultants are confident that a T10 league will be able to pull its own weight. “There certainly is an appetite for this new format (ten-over) and we are sure that marketing a T10 league won’t be a problem if the matches are held in Pakistan,” an official told ‘The News.

    Then there is another issue as well. Two of the franchise owners of the PSL have stakes in ventures in the Middle East whose interest could directly clash with a PCB-owned T10 league.

    One such venture was the privately-owned T10 league launched in Sharjah last year. The PCB came under intense criticism over its decision to allow leading national cricketers to feature in the T10 league. The Board issued NOCs to several key national players including Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed to take part in the contest. The event was a private enterprise and the board was duly criticised over its decision to allow top players to take part in it.

    The other is an Emirates T20 league, which is being planned in the UAE with the help of one of the PSL franchises.

    However, Sethi said that if a T10 league is in the interest of Pakistan cricket then it will be launched. “We launched the PSL because we knew it would be good for Pakistan cricket and if a T10 league will serve the purpose then we will go for it.”

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/296634-pcb-searches-for-suitable-window-to-fit-in-t10-league
     
  9. Mohammed Bilal
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    Why don’t you fix FC cricket?

    This T10 cricket should only be a small time thing.
     
  10. Mohsin
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    Waste of time...potentially diminishes PSL as the various teams obviously wont have the 'regulars' that they have in PSL.

    Koi faida nahi, the only reasoning for this i see, is slight panic reaction from the PCB after the T10 bakwaas a couple of months ago.
     
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    Plan of Pakistan’s T10 league faces postponement

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s own version of the T10 league faces postponement since a window to hold the event was unavailable in the ongoing year where the national cricket team visits England and Zimbabwe before going to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 2018 Asia Cup. After the success of last year’s T10 cricket league in the UAE, where one of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise owners bought a team as well, Pakistan was planning to host an event on the same pattern on their home grounds. However, Pakistan’s national team has full schedule starting with one-off Test against Ireland and then two-Test series against England in May. After that, Pakistan will visit Zimbabwe for a tri-series including Australia. Pakistan will then host England and Australia in the UAE, therefore, a window to organise the first-ever T10 domestic cricket league has taken a back seat in Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) plans.

    PCB chairman Najam Sethi, who seemed quite inspired by the idea, will now meet the owners of the PSL franchises on April 30 to discuss the Pakistani variant of the T10 league. A new title sponsor and the selling of TV rights will also be on the agenda of the aforementioned meeting. Last year, the PCB faced a lot of criticism for releasing players to represent franchises in the T10 cricket league. The event was eventually won by Eoin Morgan-led Kerala Kings who beat Shoaib Malik’s Punjabi legends by eight wickets in the final on December 17 in Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It should also be made clear here that the PSL, after three successful editions, has become a brand name and a new deal in regards to the planned T10 league will benefit both the board and the franchise owners monetarily.

    https://dailytimes.com.pk/228722/plan-of-pakistans-t10-league-faces-postponement/
     

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