Qatar in talks to host inaugural edition of PSL

SCCI President informed the house that private sector of Sialkot would launch its own “Sial Airline” next year, adding the step was being taken to ensure cheap travelling facilitates for general public and business community of Sialkot and adjoining areas.

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He revealed, however, that most of the players are expected to be from Pakistan but, he said that he would be trying to bring in cricketers from other prominent cricket countries including Australia, England and India as well.

Confirming the news, Qatar Cricket Association head Gul Khan said there is a 70 percent chance that Doha will host the tournament Sport24 quoted.

Aamir, who had pleaded guilty to spot-fixing at a very early stage, was allowed to return to domestic cricket in January this year, given his remorse and cooperation with the authorities.

In a press statement last week, global Cricket Council (ICC) said that both Butt and Asif can resume playing cricket from September 2.

Qatar is poised to move into the lucrative Twenty20 cricket market as the venue for the inaugural Pakistan Super League, officials said on Tuesday (August 25).

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have shown satisfaction over the infrastructure available in Doha to stage the proposed T20 league in the region while UAE still remains an option.

The PCB is looking for a venue after its first choice of the United Arab Emirates gave priority to a separate tournament involving former players.

The tournament would be played at Doha’s Asian Town Cricket Stadium, which has a 14,000 seat capacity, and it is likely all games would be day/night matches.

Details of the Super League tournament are yet to be finalised, but there will be at least five teams, said Khan.

The former cricket captain said it was unfortunate that Pakistan had been deprived of global cricket and he was saddened to see that foreign teams were not visiting Pakistan owing to security concerns.

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Qatar will also host the World Athletics Championships in 2019 and Football World Cup 2022 and will also announce their decision about hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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