Najam Sethi finalizes Qatar as venue for PSL to be held in 2016

Najam Sethi, the PCB official board head, has reported a five-group establishment based Twenty20 class to be held from February 4 to 24 one year from now in Doha, Qatar. The groups would be from the common capitals – Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad – with prize cash of $1 million.

The PCB had at first wanted to have the association in the UAE, Pakistan’s virtual home subsequent to 2009. On the other hand, when the PCB drew nearer the Emirates Cricket Board to secure the venues amid the third week of June, they discovered that the coordinators of the Masters Champions League – a competition for resigned worldwide cricketers – had effectively occupied the stadiums for the February window.

“After broad transactions with different partners, the Pakistan Super League representing board has chosen to bolt Doha as its favored area for the competition,” Sethi said in Lahore. “The five-group competition will occur in February one year from now with an aggregate of 24 matches booked to happen in the first release. We are beginning with five groups keeping in mind the end goal to fabricate the estimation of our establishments and will extend the quantity of groups in the coming versions.”

The marking of players for the class is yet to be settled yet Sethi educated that the PCB had drawn in with player specialists and are trusting that “top players” from each Full Member nation other than India will be a piece of the group.

“Top outside players from all Test-playing countries with the exception of India have communicated enthusiasm for playing the PSL,” Sethi said. “Starting now, the PSL group has assent from more than 40 worldwide players. Moreover, top foreign mentors are likewise being restricted in for the first version of the PSL. The competition will convey aggregate prize cash of up to $ 1 million.”

The most recent arrangement for the group isn’t as prominent as the past one amid Zaka Ashraf’s administration under which the plan of action – uncovered in January 2013 – was required to get the PCB “in abundance of $100 million”.

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