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UAE to Continue Hosting Pakistan’s Major Cricket Leagues

Pakistan would continue playing its home matches and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 tournament, in United Arab Emirates (UAE), as informed by the cricket board of the two nations in a joint statement.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday finalized a new deal on the staging of major events in the UAE after PCB’s concern over the date clashes for its matches in its second cum adopted home ground.

Pakistan has hosted and played many of its “home” matches in the United Arab Emirates following the attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in March 2009 by gunmen in Lahore.

Pakistan Cricket Board was concerned over the hosting of Afghanistan Premier League Tournament, besides the formation of the new T20 league by the Emirates Cricket Board.

The two boards have not finally reached a deal as per which ECB would host a T20 and T10 league from the 10th of December to 10th of January when there would be no PCB matches planned in the UAE.

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The ECB has also agreed to not host any league during the time span when PCB events would be played in the United Arab Emirates.

The Emirates Cricket Board has also agreed to a notable reduction of the costs for PCB of organizing these tournaments, on an immediate basis.

As per the reports of ESPNcricinfo website the PCB has also asked that there should be major calendar gap between ECB’s T20 leagues and the PSL in order to avoid any impacts on the commercial aspects of the tournament.

The ECB this month has revealed plans for a new T20 league that as per its claims would be the most creative and comprehensive in the world. As per ECB, it has been provided with a ten-year sanctioning pact for the league by International Cricket Council (ICC).

The UAE-owned league would be making its debut in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi with five new franchises competing against each other for the title in a 22-match format which would be played over twenty-four days this December and January.

The ECB claimed that the tournament has already gotten the support of six ICC full member countries which are Ireland, West Indies, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, England and Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan were markedly absent from the list.

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1 thought on “UAE to Continue Hosting Pakistan’s Major Cricket Leagues

  1. Pakistan has already moved out of that terrorism phase, now they should bring more and more sports event into their country. Start new leagues, e.g Hocke, Football, Volleyball Leagues. Just follow their neighbors India. They have already started international level leagues in their country. The latest of them is the Pro Volleyball League 2019 India, with 12 international top of the line Volleyball players joining it.

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