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  1. A.Rafay

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    Pakistan league could clash with IPL

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    KARACHI: The Pakistan Premier League (PPL) is likely to clash with the Indian version of the Twenty20 competition as the country’s cricket board made a tentative schedule of its inaugural event.
    According to an official close to the working committee of the PPL, the opening and closing ceremonies have been set for March 25 and April 10 next year respectively. If the event goes ahead as per the tentative schedule, the knockout stages are certain to clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL) that starts from April 3.
    However, the official hoped the PCB will not be on the losing end due to the clash with the multi-star IPL.

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    “We didn’t have much choice,” the official told The Express Tribune. “The window after the South Africa tour is the only period available as per the Future Tour Programme.”
    South Africa cricket board refused to reschedule the dates for the Pakistan series, which includes three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s between February 1 and March 24, 2013.
    However, the official said the discussions were made with the broadcasters and sponsors during the PPL committee’s visit to Dubai along with PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf.
    “Broadcasters and sponsors have not shown any reservations. They have given a thumbs-up to the schedule. Only a few matches are coinciding. The IPL will stretch for nearly two months and the clash will not create much problems for us.
    “Even if the leagues have common stars, they will just miss one or two IPL matches. We are now keeping our fingers crossed.”
    The PCB is targeting 30 international cricketers, including five ‘super stars’ for each of team in the league.
    Meanwhile, the official added that PCB was receiving a warm response from leading firms of the country and from abroad.
    He said the PCB will take services of leading auditing firms to make the process of selling franchises.

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    Good luck to PCB. But I have a question here are we have sufficient financers to buy teams and international players?
     
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    It may not be a good idea of PPL to have its schedule clash with IPL
     
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    Hmm... ambitious . Let's see
     
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    They should have selected a more appropriate time, its the inaugural, t should not have coincided with any other league.
     
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    Pakistan Premier League likely to clash with Indian Premier League next year

    Karachi, Oct. 30 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a tentative schedule of the inaugural event of the Pakistan Premier League (PPL), which is likely to clash with the Indian version of the Twenty20 competition.
    According to an official, the opening and closing ceremonies have been set for March 25 and April 10 next year respectively. If the event goes ahead as per the tentative schedule, the knockout stages are certain to clash with the Indian Premier League (IPL) that starts from April 3.
    "We didn't have much choice. The window after the South Africa tour is the only period available as per the Future Tour Programme," The Express Tribune quoted the official, as saying.
    The South Africa cricket board had reportedly refused to reschedule the dates for the Pakistan series, which includes three Tests, five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s between February 1 and March 24, 2013.
    However, the official said the discussions were made with the broadcasters and sponsors during the PPL committee's visit to Dubai along with PCB Chairman Zaka Ashraf.
    "Broadcasters and sponsors have not shown any reservations. They have given a thumbs-up to the schedule. Only a few matches are coinciding. The IPL will stretch for nearly two months and the clash will not create much problems for us. Even if the leagues have common stars, they will just miss one or two IPL matches. We are now keeping our fingers crossed," the official said.
    The PCB is targeting 30 international cricketers, including five 'super stars' for each of team in the league. (ANI)

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    I think the PPL needs to find a better timing for their league.

    Being first time its ok because I assume many super stars of IPL will be hesitating to play in PPL due to security situation but once the first edition gets completed successfully without any incident then PPL can hope for more super stars to play in their league.

    If there are many common super stars in the PPL and IPL then the PPL needs to be completed at least 15 days before the IPL Or to be held after the IPL. These 20-20 tourneys are enormous resource drinkers and drains away the strength of players which will not be liked by whichever league that happens later.
     
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    This isn't smart- going up the leader in this arena (IPL was the first such tournament and is by far the biggest) straight away. The PPL will have to hope it doesn't get cast in the shadow of the IPL- there is only so much cricket one can watch and if it is a clear choice between IPL and PPL we can expect the outcome.

    +will the PPL be telivsed abroad? Here in UK ITV has the IPL on pretty much non-stop for 2 months.
     
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    When will they select the players and what about Indian players in PPL....?
     
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    I agree with you. I don't think that Pakistan have sufficient financers to buy teams and international players? because From a long time there is no international match was played so How they manage this league. I think this schedule will have no future.
     
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    "Pakistani T20 League will be a step in the right direction:" Ehsan Mani
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    Pak Passion: Nov. 29, 2012 - After a number of false starts, it would appear that the dream of holding a high profile T20 tournament on Pakistani soil is close to fruition. Based on numerous public declarations to that effect by Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf, it would appear that Pakistan’s answer to the popular and financially lucrative Indian Premier league (IPL) is set to take off in March of 2013.

    The prospect of a world class event in front of home audiences is a mouthwatering one but as most experts on this matter will agree, requires careful planning and execution for it to be a complete success. The PCB to its credit has made every effort to ensure that a good amount of planning is put in and proper advice taken before embarking on this venture – the visit of Haroon Lorgat is just an example of this effort but it remains to be seen whether they can carry on with this effort to a successful conclusion.

    Ehsan Mani, is the former President of the ICC who has also represented the PCB on various advisory committees at the ICC. He is also well known for his frank and critical analysis of the game and its administration around the world. In exclusive remarks to PakPassion.net, Mani expressed his views regarding the necessity of the Pakistani T20 League particularly for the progress of Pakistani cricket and it's possible help with the resumption of international cricket in the country.

    The concept of an IPL style tournament promises to be a win-win situation for all concerned. For the audiences, it would provide entertainment of a high quality whereas for the organizers and players, it represents access to financial rewards that wouldn’t necessarily be available to them in domestic cricket. The marketing of such a tournament is of paramount importance and that is an idea which Ehsan Mani appreciates and he would like the PCB to pay close attention to, as they go about their preparations for the inaugural edition of the Pakistani T20 League.

    “I think it's right that Pakistan should have it's version of a T20 Premier League. There will be challenges about holding the tournament in Pakistan but it's the right thing to do even if it means that to begin with there are mainly Pakistani players taking part and only a few international players in the inaugural edition of the tournament. In terms of the commercial aspect, I'm sure the PPL will not be short of interested parties wanting to invest in the tournament although Television revenue will be the main source of income and If a broadcaster does take a long term view and lines up a long deal with the PCB then I think in 2 or 3 years’ time they will realise they are onto something very good.”

    With the country’s reputation as an international destination for cricket taking a virtual nosedive due to the unfortunate events which occurred during the Sri Lanka tour of 2009, the issue of security has been foremost in the minds of many people whenever the topic of a tournament of a high profile nature is discussed within the Pakistani context. Dispelling the notion of Pakistan as an unsafe place for international cricketers is a challenge that PCB must also address as part of the Pakistani T20 League project. In Ehsan Mani’s views, the concept of this tournament, if executed correctly will form the back bone of the push to bring international cricket back to Pakistani shores.

    “Pakistan cricket needs to move on, it cannot remain stagnant where people are reluctant to play in Pakistan. Tournaments such as a Pakistani T20 league take time to put into place, they don't just happen overnight. I believe the PCB is doing the right thing by looking to host such a tournament but the biggest challenge for the Board is to win over the confidence of the overseas players that they want to attract. The security and safety of the cricketers has to be first and foremost in the minds of the organisers. Every player will want to be satisfied with the security arrangements. I don't expect to see a huge number of foreign players taking part in the first tournament but hosting the tournament is a step in the right direction to get cricket back in Pakistan. The perception of Pakistan is beginning to change and recently we've had the British Army team play cricket in Pakistan and that is a good way of building confidence. The image of Pakistan will undoubtedly be boosted as players go back to their respective countries and talk to other players about their experience.”

    Regardless of the level of international participation in the Pakistani T20 league, the tournament remains the main focus of the PCB in the short term and promises to bring a new level of enjoyment for the Pakistani cricket fan. The PCB, as suggested by Mani, will do well to pay strict attention to the security and marketing arrangements of this competition. With the right arrangements in place, Ehsan Mani sees no hurdles in the way to the Pakistani T20 League establishing itself as a worthy contender to similar tournaments round the world stating that “Pakistan has a lot of exciting cricketers and add to the mix some of the exceptional international talent and the Pakistani T20 tournament could be a very exciting one.”

    The Pakistani T20 League, according to sources close to the working committee, is expected to commence on the 25th of March 2013 with the final scheduled for April 10.


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    I don't think PCB will be able to conduct PPl on the timeline announced by it.
    There are major problems in the conduct of the league, like availability of star players, willingness of international players to play in Pakistan, financial issues and security concerns of some people,
    Off course these issues can be addressed but do you really think that the present board is competent enough to do all these things in time
     
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    Its not called Pakistan Premiere League. Its name is Pakistan Super League (PSL)
     
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    tooo many leagues..ipl is the worst
     
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    PCB launches Pakistan Super League

    PCB launches Pakistan Super League in the month of March 2013. So, all the cricket lovers just get ready to be the part of this exciting and thrilling super league. Chairman of PCB Zaka Ashraf, Chief Executive of the Cricket Council named by Haroon Lorgat and captains of Pakistan Muhammad Hafeez and Misbah-ul-Haq were the part of the logo ceremony that took place in Lahore.
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    PCB is of this notion and viewpoint that they want to revive the international cricket in their country. This super league will be starting in March 2013. Haroon Lorgat who is the Chief Executive of the cricket council hoped that this Super League might help Pakistan in a better way and manner. They are also of this aim and mission that this exciting and adventurous Super League would unquestionably and without a doubt bring a new revolution in the Pakistan cricket world. The participation of the foreign players in Pakistan Super League would certainly be changing their perception and viewpoint regarding Pakistan. For us, this event of Pakistan Super League will be an historic and charismatic event.

    So far, most probably on 26th March 2013 to 7th April 2013, this super league would be proceeding. This league would be containing 5 teams. Each team will be having 6 foreign players. This is an excellent and remarkable initiative taken by PC. We can say that this sort of participation and involvement by the foreign players will surely and undoubtedly be an encouraging point for our cricketrs too! All the matches would be played on one single venue in order to avoid any sort of troublesome situation.

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