Lack Of Time Forces Pakistan Cricket Board To Cancel Twenty20 League Project
Pakistan cricket authorities were "forced to cancel their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of the World Cup, leaving question marks over its future," according to the AFP. The Pakistan Cricket Board had "planned to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates in January next year based on the lines of the lucrative Indian Premier League and Australia's Big Bash in an attempt to recoup huge financial losses." The PCB said that "time constraints ahead of next year's World Cup -- in Australia and New Zealand in February-March -- forced the decision." The PCB said in a statement, "The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan met the bidders of the PSL and explained them as to why it had become extremely difficult to organise the PSL and among the reasons behind taking this decision was the paucity of lead time" (AFP, 8/26).