Ramiz Raja, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has announced the launch of a PSL-like competition for young players. The Pakistan Junior League (PJL) aims to provide young cricketers in Pakistan with an opportunity to compete against the best junior cricketers from around the world, allowing them to polish their talents.
It is anticipated that PCB will finish the details for the first PJL in October of 2022. Title sponsorship, live streaming, category sponsorships, and team franchises are up for grabs from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
For this one of a kind tournament, Ramiz Raja expressed his joy at the announcement, saying:
“The PJL integrates very nicely with the PCB Junior Pathways Programme in which the PCB, through strategic partnerships, have provided contracts to 100 best cricketers who will now receive coaching from foreign experts, education at five-star institutions and monthly stipends of PKR 30K each.”
“Initiatives like the PJL are all about creating opportunities for cricketers, identifying the talent, nurturing them into world-class players and closing the gap between domestic and international cricket. A young apprentice can be molded into a genius with the right environment, which we intend to create in this format.”
The PJL, like the PSL, will use a selection method to choose young cricketers from around the world for the city-based teams. The PCB Chairman went on to say that the PJL will help young cricketers improve their skills and that the initiative is in line with the PCB Junior Pathways Program, which was just unveiled.