PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has said Pakistan’s plans to launch the country’s own Twenty20 premier league have been shelved to next year. Zaka Ashraf said although lots of planning had already gone into the proposed premier league event, it wouldn’t be possible to hold it this year.
“I think, we should be able to start it sometime in March next season and we’ll be inviting international cricketers to participate in the event and make it successful,” he told journalists in Multan. The PCB has been focusing on launching its premier league in the footsteps of the IPL, BPL and SLPL for the last couple of months and has also recently advertised for the post of league’s commissioner.
Zaka Ashraf also accepted that while succeeding in getting the BCCI to restore the bilateral cricket ties between the 2 countries was a major achievement, the absence of any international cricket in Pakistan remained a stressful challenge for the board.