PCB and Middlesex County Cricket Club team up for T10 league


WEB DESK: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Middlesex County Cricket Club have officially entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at jointly launching a T10 cricket league.

According to Geo, the collaboration will see both organisations acting as equal equity partners in the league, with specific details to be agreed upon mutually, including concepts, business plans, financial projections, and management structure.

Additionally, under the terms of the MoU, both parties will explore the possibility of arranging exhibition matches in both Pakistan and the United Kingdom involving teams from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and teams affiliated with Middlesex County Cricket Club.

During the visit of a Middlesex delegation, which included Chief Executive Officer Andrew Cornish, Director Alan Coleman, and representative Mohsin Wariach, discussions were held at the PCB Headquarters with Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf and other officials.

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According to the reports, various matters related to cricket were addressed, including the promotion, growth, and development of the sport. The Middlesex delegation also made a visit to the National Cricket Academy, where they delivered a presentation to PCB officials.

Following the discussions, the MoU was signed, reflecting the parties’ shared interest in pursuing a collaborative partnership across several areas of mutual concern.

As per the reports, the MoU included not only the establishment and joint launch of a T10 league but also the potential organisation of exhibition matches, the development of training and educational programmes for coaches, analysts, umpires, and groundsmen, and the oversight of training initiatives for women’s cricket teams affiliated with the PCB, including the Pakistan national women’s team.

The signing ceremony was attended by key figures, including Chairman of the Management Committee Zaka Ashraf, PCB COO Salman Naseer, Director International Usman Wahla, and PSL Commissioner Naila Bhatti.

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