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Pakistan to launch Asia’s first women’s edition of PSL: Ramiz Raja

Ramiz said that PCB will be the first Asian cricket board to take the step to launch Women’s PSL in order to promote the women’s game. The PCB Chairman also announced that the board plans to launch an Under-19 men's edition of the PSL. 

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja announces that the board will launch a women’s version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament.

Ramiz said that PCB will be the first Asian cricket board to take the step to launch Women’s PSL in order to promote the women’s game.

The PCB Chairman also announced that the board plans to launch an Under-19 men’s edition of the PSL.

Ramiz Raja revealed these exciting plans in a video uploaded by PCB.

“In October next year, we’ll launch an Under-19 PSL,” Raja said. “This is very exciting because it’s never happened anywhere else.”

“I also have the women’s PSL in my mind. We’ll become the first cricket board in Asia to launch that.”

Australia hosts the Women’s Big Bash League as its domestic T20 league, while England held the inaugural ‘The Hundred’ tournament for women alongside the men’s competition this year.

The only women’s cricket competition currently in Asia is the franchise-style Women’s T20 Challenge that the Indian cricket board has held alongside the men’s Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs.

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Ramiz Raja also talked about his plans to improve the cricketing infrastructure. He said that Pakistan needs to raise its standard of cricket so that it can become the best side in the world. He added that the way to do that is to improve grassroots level cricket by providing them with facilities and a platform to nurture the young talented cricketers in the country.

Fans a priority: Ramiz Raja

Ramiz Raja said in the video that he knows the value of fans. Fans make turn a small player into a great player. They encourage the team and pray for their victory. Therefore, it is important that fans should be served first.

While talking about cricket reforms, Ramiz Raja said that PCB will create a special department solely for fan engagement.

“We will serve the fans. We will write them emails and send them season tickets,” Ramiz Raja said.

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