The success of the Indian Premier League has caused a massive proliferation of T20 Leagues around the world. After UAE T20 International League and South Africa, T20 League is already set to generate a massive wave in the market; Pakistan Cricket Board has introduced its own women's T20 League. According to PCB, the inaugural edition of the T20 tournament will conduct alongside next year's PSL.
PCB Chief Ramiz Raja made the announcement on Thursday and informed that there will be 12 games, all of which will be played in Rawalpindi, with the final scheduled on March 18, 2023. The league will comprise four teams, with 18 players per side, including six foreign players. Notably, the inaugural edition of the women's IPL is also scheduled for March 2023, with the dates yet to be announced.
While addressing the media, PCB Chief Ramiz Raja said that the tournament is aligned with an idea to make Pakistan a strong cricket-playing nation across all formats and genders. "We are not only creating attractive brands to strengthen our cricket economy but, through this tournament, are also providing career opportunities to our women cricketers. The more our women cricketers will participate in high-pressure events, the more they will learn," he said.
Earlier, Pakistan offered central contracts to 20 women cricketers, and now the introduction of the new women's league will definitely enhance women's cricket in the country. PCB Chief further claimed that empowering women cricketers will enhance the country's economic and social prosperity.