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Qatar Finalizes Hosting Deal For New Pakistan Twenty20 Cricket League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

Doha "will make its first impact on world cricket’s map" when it stages the first Pakistan Super League next February, according to Osman Samiuddin of THE NATIONAL. A scheduling clash over venues in the UAE had compelled the Pakistan Cricket Board "to look to Qatar as an alternative venue." T...

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