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PCB to launch Pakistani version of IPL



Karachi, Apr 25 : The Pakistan Cricket Board is planning to launch a new look Twenty20 domestic tournament next year on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Just like IPL, the Pakistan Premier League would offer franchises of city-based teams to sponsors and companies.

A foreign news agency quoted PCB officials as saying that this year's T20 competition, which was delayed until August 10, would be the last time that the popular domestic event would be held on regional basis and without team sponsors.

"The Twenty20 national championship would also be expanded to possibly include foreign players", officials said.

The board also planning make it mandatory for every city team to have at least four under-19 players in their playing eleven.

ANI
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Story first published: Friday, April 25, 2008, 19:29 [IST]
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