9 Feb 2013

Pakistan T20 league postpones

6:01 pm on 9 February 2013

Pakistan's first major Twenty20 league, which has been hit by a warning over security fears, has been postponed due to what organisers say is an overwhelming response from players.

The Pakistan Cricket Board had planned to stage the Pakistan Super League from March 26 as the first step towards reviving international cricket in the country.

No international cricket has been played in Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus during a test match in Lahore in 2009 and the country is still rocked by almost daily bombings and shootings.

The PCB says around 80 foreign players have already signed for the league but a warning from the Federation of Cricketers Association to international players not to tour has also prompted Cricket Australia and Cricket South Africa to hint their players will not feature in the PSL.

Despite the warnings, the PCB said the reason for rescheduling the event was that they needed more time to tackle the overwhelming response.