The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a significant effort to support and promote the growth of women’s cricket in the country. One of these initiatives is the Pakistan Women’s League, a highly competitive domestic league featuring four city-based teams with a mix of local and foreign players. The final match of the league, which takes precedence in the domestic calendar and is scheduled to take place prior to the Pakistan Super League (PSL) finals, will be between the top two teams.
In the past, the PCB had also established the Pakistan Junior League as a pathway for talented teenage players across the nation. Although this league has been discontinued, there are plans to revive it in the form of a home-and-away series.
The idea for the Pakistan Women’s League, formerly known as The Women’s League, was proposed by former PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. It was initially uncertain if the new PCB committee, led by Chairman Najam Sethi, would adopt the idea, as Sethi had previously disbanded the Pakistan Junior League. However, the PCB Management Committee and the PSL franchises have demonstrated their support for the Women’s League.
To summarize, the PCB’s dedication to the development of women’s cricket in Pakistan is evident through their creation and support of the Pakistan Women’s League. This league, along with the potential revival of a junior series, provides opportunities for women and young players to compete and hone their skills at a high level.
A statement from a local journalist reads,
PCB Management Committee under Najam Sethi and PSL franchises have agreed with the plans for The Women’s League.