Lahore: PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf has said Pakistan's plans to launch the country's own international Twenty20 premier league have been shelved to next year.
Ashraf said although a lot of planning had already gone into the proposed premier league event, it would not be possible to hold it this year. "I think, we should be able to launch it sometime in March next year and we will be inviting overseas players to participate in the event and make it successful," he told reporters in Multan.
The PCB has been working on launching its premier league in the footsteps of the Indian Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and Sri Lankan Premier League for the last few months and has also recently advertised for the post of league’s commissioner.
Ashraf said although a lot of planning had already gone into the proposed premier league event, it would not be possible to hold it this year.
Ashraf also admitted that while succeeding in getting the Indian board to restore the bilateral cricket ties between the two nations was a big achievement, the absence of any international cricket in Pakistan remained a painful challenge for the board.