The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launched the official logo of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) during a glittering ceremony held at Lahore. Pakistan cricket team members, former captains Wasim Akram and Ramiz Raja who are ambassadors of the PSL, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan, PCB executive committee chairman Najam Sethi, PCB officials and journalists were present on the occasion.
In 2013 PCB also organized a similar ceremony but failed to organize PSL as planned. But this time it seems that PCB has done proper work and all set for the inaugural PSL. Although debate is still going on regarding the venues of where this mega tournament would take place, most likely United Arab Emirates or Qatar would host the PSL. In reality, it makes no difference whether the PSL is held in UAE or Qatar because it would bring spectators in great numbers as lots of Indian, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis and obviously Pakistanis reside in both places.
Cricketing stars have backed PSL and termed it a great omen of PCB which would eventually bring up new rising starts of Pakistan cricket. International Cricket Council (ICC) president Zaheer Abbas also has hoped that the first edition of the Pakistan Superb League (PSL) will be a huge success and would polish the skills of emerging players.
We know that international cricket teams are not visiting Pakistan since 2009; tour of Zimbabwe was an exception. But still cricket playing nations are hesitant to play cricket in Pakistan. Under such circumstances, initiative of PCB to launch PSL would certainly boost cricket in Pakistan and especially young players would benefit a great deal while playing alongside top international and national players. It is a pleasant sign that PCB has been successful in roping some of the biggest names of cricketing world. We all missed Younis Khan, legendry player should have been invited to the ceremony.
We wish best of luck for the success of PSL and we all should give credit to PCB for doing a superb job.