The first Pakistan Junior League will be held from October 1 until 15, with 19 games and six teams at the Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium. It is also known that, following the PCB invited corporations to join the event There were up to 24 companies who came forward in a bid to participate in various capacities. In addition, at minimum, three out of six current PSL franchises are thought to be interested in purchasing teams.
The PCB believes there’s enough interest to attract commercial partners and hopes to rope into Pakistani legends to serve as coaches and mentors.
“I am ecstatic, energized as well as motivated with the responses we’ve received from the Pakistan Junior League’s request to Expressions of Interest,” Ramiz Raja chairman of the PCB, PCB chairman made an interview on Friday. “This feedback has confirmed my faith and belief that we have an enormous interest in cricket as well as an extremely strong market for commercial services, that is eager, enthusiastic and eager to work with the PCB in its plans of developing new properties so we can improve ourselves both commercially and financially as well as ensure that the benefits of the investment will be shared by all cricketers.
“Following the popularity in the Pakistan Super League and the growing popularity of the PCB The potential sponsors have expressed their enthusiasm and expressed desire to sponsor the city-based Pakistan Junior League in their efforts to play a significant role in aiding the PCB to build a culture of excellence by offering an avenue for the talented youngsters. This, can, in turn, increase our bench strength and create new national heroes and stars.”
The concept of the franchise-based T20 league for youngsters – locals and some overseas players the plan was announced to the PCB just two weeks ago. The goal is to select players in the 15-19 age group via a draft process. The PCB has stated that international cricketers can be accompanied by a parent and the cost will be borne by either the franchise or by the organisers.
The structure of cricket in Pakistan has seen numerous changes throughout the years. However, the route for players of the age group is generally well-organized with levels that span the under-15s and the under-19s. The players of the older age groups were nurtured through longer-format games, with three-day and two-day matches along with one-dayers.
They’ve not experienced the T20 format in the development phase of their careers in line to PCB rules. The only exception was the PSL in which every franchise must play at least one new player for every match. This has led to several new faces being discovered in the past.