PCB confirms UAE as Pakistan Super League venue

Karachi, Sept.24 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the United Arab Emirates as the venue for the next year’s Twenty20 Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Confirming the news, PCB statement said that a total of 24 matches will be played from February 4-24, 2016 in Dubai and Sharjah, the Express Tribune reported.

Chairman of the governing council of the PSL, Najam Sethi revealed that the franchise owners would be given option to choose from number of top coaches.

The former PCB chairman further said that the PSL has already proposed the tenders for broadcasters, adding that the tendering process for sponsorship will be done in the second week of October.

Earlier in August, Sethi had announced Qatar as the venue. But the change of venue comes after meeting between the top officials of the PCB and the UAE board.

The inaugural edition of the T20 cricket tournament will comprise of five teams – Quetta, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, and Islamabad.

The glittering tournament will feature international superstars like Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Lasith Malinga, Luke Wright, Grant Elliott and Tim Bresnan.(ANI)

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