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Ul-Haq believes a Twenty20 tournament can help revive international cricket in Pakistan
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has announced that the country needs their own Twenty20 league due to the fact that no international teams even dare to travel to the war-torn nation, especially after the Sri Lankan national team was ambushed by armed militants, which left six players injured and eight locals dead.
Ul-haq added that a Twenty20 tournament would also allow the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to spot and groom local talents.
“Though PCB is doing its effort to bring international cricket back [to Pakistan], in my opinion, we also should have our own [T20] league,” he said. “It is necessary to have it either in Pakistan or in Dubai as it will allow our youngsters to play with international stars.
“Our players are not properly groomed because of no international cricket, and other countries get their young players groomed by having leagues where they get a chance to play with international stars. India is the biggest example where they are holding the league and getting their players well groomed.”
During Zaka Ashraf’s reign as PCB chairman, he created the Pakistan Super League, which was supposed to be the next big thing, but it was indefinitely postponed due to financial and logistical issues.