Following the Women’s T20 leagues around the world like Women’s Big Bash League, Kia Super League and Women’s T20 Challenge in India, Pakistan’s chief selector and former captain Urooj Mumtaz has hinted towards a women edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the near future. PSL was introduced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2016 which has helped the country to pick various talents.
Speaking to Geo.tv in Karachi, Mumtaz said that before heading towards women PSL,
“We are planning towards a women edition of PSL. We are improving our structure and quality of cricket and hopefully in near future there will be something happening on the PSL women side”
“It is very important for Pakistan cricket to have a girl from Pakistan to play in WBBL. Australia’s style of cricket is way ahead of everyone else, their mindset, their game approach, their thinking, all of that is very important for us to learn and adopt in our system,” she said.
“Nida Dar’s performance and attitude in Big Bash League will be a pathway for other girls as well,” Mumtaz added.
“We can’t mimic Australian conditions here, so it is very important for Nida to be in Australia ahead of the World T20Is there, it will be very good preparation, to know how the conditions are there and how the wickets are there,” she said.
Earlier, when Pakistan women’s squad was announced for the home series against Bangladesh, Mumtaz said the PCB was trying to make central contract something players should work hard to earn.“There were hardly 30 players and of them, 21 were contracted that means more than 60 percent were contracted, now we have 10 players so that it becomes something very special and to be earned, simultaneously we have also introduced match fees for the players in domestic cricket to provide them equal incentives,” she added.