2nd edition of Pakistan Champions League to start from May 20 - Rashid Latif's Champions League

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    karachigirl

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    I just saw on Twitter that Rashid Latif is hosting a Champion's League in Karachi, with club teams from Canada, Afghanistan and China.

    Anyone have the latest news?
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    karachigirl

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    This is from 2010:

    Karachi Champions League Korangi Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif and the Karachi city government have come together to launch, from next week, what might be the most lucrative club tournament to have been played in Pakistan.

    The Karachi Champions League, a Twenty20 league, for the leading clubs of the city will begin next week with Rs 10 million (around USD 117,200) as the top prize for the winners. The tournament, a brainchild of Rashid Latif and the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy (RLCA) will feature a number of Karachi-based international players, as well as a host of domestic cricketers. Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Khalid Latif, Fawad Alam, Khurram Manzoor and Sarfraz Ahmed, among others, will be playing.

    "It was an old idea of mine, one that I had been working on, Rashid Latif, who captained Pakistan as well, told kclt20.com.?I am a big follower of English football and I love the history of clubs over there, like Chelsea and Fulham. We have so many old clubs in Karachi and we need to revive that club culture once again here."

    The idea was put into practice after Rashid Latif ran the idea by the Karachi City's mayor Mustafa Kamal during what was supposed to be a five-minute meeting. "We ran the idea by him and he agreed after a minute," Rashid Latif said. The prize money has been put up by Kamal's city government; as well as the winning club getting Rs 10 million, the runners-up will receive Rs 5 million (around USD 58,900), the semi-finalists Rs 500,000 (around USD 5900) each and the quarter-finalists Rs 250,000 (around USD 2900). All told there is Rs 17 million (nearly USD 200,000) in prize money at stake, easily the most lucrative local tournament in the country's history.

    The tournament is expected to last nearly a month and will be played at various grounds around the city that are supervised and run by the RLCA. Malir Gymkhana, North Nazimabad CC, Korangi Al-Fatah CC and Airport Gymkhana are some of the more renowned 16 clubs in the tournament and each will be allowed only one international player.

    The tournament will be televised on Geo Super , a local sports channel and plans are already underway to make it a national league - the Pakistan Champions League. "Karachi is the financial centre of Pakistan and a lot of MNCs are based here," Rashid Latif said. "The plan is to get them to sponsor a club each. Next season we will introduce player trading and hopefully in time, it can be pushed to a national league."
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    teams from china:confused:
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    teams from china:confused:
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    karachigirl

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    Yes, they do have a cricket team.

    And why does everrything you post come multiple times.
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    i know that

    dont know what the problem.:oops:
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    2nd Pakistan Champions' League Cricket tournament to commence from May20, 32 teams to participate, includingfour foreign clubs. Cricket Clubs from UAE, Afghanistan, Canada and Saudi Arab to take part inthe event, winner to get 20,000 US$, 10,000 US$ for runner up.Also,teams from Boraywala, Sialkot, Lahore, Fata, Abottabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Rawalpindi & Quettato participate in thisT20 tournament
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    Prince Pathan

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    rashid latif

    have to admire him

    very innovative guy and passionate about cricket aswell...sounds good
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    Good news Geo super telecast the kclt20
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    Well Done, Rashid Latif. Keep it up!

    That gives little hope for the preparation of Pakistan Premier League if little private league like Champion League succeeds, Insa'Allaah!

    As Salaamu Alaykum!
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    KARACHI:

    Just a day after Bangladesh’s postponement of their scheduled tour left many fans disappointed, there was respite, albeit on a much lower level, when the second edition of the Pakistan Champions League was launched in Karachi.

    Offering a winning prize of $20,000, the 32-team tournament starts on May 20 and will feature at least four international clubs — Canada’s Berry Cricket Club, UAE’s Sharjah Cricket Club, Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Cricket Association and Afghanistan Youth Cricket Club.
    Local teams from Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Fata, Hyderabad, Dadu, Burewala, Sialkot, Peshawar, Rahim Yar Khan, Abbottabad, Faisalabad and Multan will also take part.
    The runners-up will pocket $10,000 while the losing semi-finalists will receive $2,000 each. All matches will be played at the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy (RLCA) grounds in Korangi and Gulberg with matches on the former being shown on TV as well.
    Latif hopes PCL proves to be a succes
    The brains behind the event, former captain Rashid Latif, rued the late development on the Bangladesh tour but hoped that the PCL will prove to be a success story.
    “The idea behind this tournament is to play a little part in helping Pakistan cricket and that’s why international clubs have been invited,” said Latif.
    “I’m sure this event will leave a huge impact and all those people who think Pakistan cannot host international matches safely, will have to think again.”
    He added that if he can get financial backing on a bigger level, teams containing some international stars can be called to take part in this event as well.
    Work on PPL, Latif tells the PCB
    Meanwhile, Latif, following the disappointment on the Bangladesh front, urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to turn their focus to the Pakistan Premier League (PPL) instead of running after international teams to tour.
    “The PCB should splash out a handsome amount of money. That way, the foreign players won’t be able to turn down PPL,” added the former captain before saying that the board needs to make that Twenty20 event its top priority.
    According to him, the participation of players who are approaching the end of their careers will send out positive vibes.
    “By successful hosting the PPL, the PCB will give nations the biggest proof that Pakistan is ready to host international events.”
    PCL to help return of international cricket
    Meanwhile, MQM’s minister for youth affairs Faisal Sabzwari, while addressing a press conference at the launch of the event, said that PCL will pave the way for return of international cricket to Pakistan.
    “Through this event, we want to send a message to the world that we are a peace-loving country,” he said.
    “This will not only help the return of international cricket to Pakistan but will also promote cricket.”
    He also revealed that the organisers were in talks with clubs from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in order to include them before the event begins.
    “For the first time in our history, international clubs will be part of a local event and that will certainly send a positive signal across the world.”

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/367626/...at-least-four-foreign-clubs-in-32-team-event/
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    only issue with this league is the number of teams ... 32 :eek:

    Come on gimme a break .... there ll be lot of boring matches plus riaz afridi type players trying their level best to be called cricketers :rolleyes:
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    Just saw an ad on Geo that this will be shown in the UK on Aag Tv
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    Too many teams. They should have limited to 16 teams.
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    Is that the same league where fans need to be protected from people like YK?
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    Omar

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    No big players will be playing anyway with the Sri Lanka tour on
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    lol Rawalpindi is playing but no Awais Zia, Umar Amin, Jamal Anwar, etc ... any info are they available or not for this tourneee ?? thanks :rolleyes:

    btw UAE Captain Adil Mirza looks like this o_O

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    Umar Amin is in England playing county cricket for Morecambe CC.

    Don't know about Awais Zia or Jamal Anwar.
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    It's a great idea but I just wish they had made it more competitive. 32 teams!? There'll be so many crap cricketers, the entire league won't prove anything to anyone.
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    Lol this Umpire with the name of Riaz ud din is a joke on this planet, threatened organisers by leaving the ground :) Awais Zia was clearly crossed the batsman but this joker was acting like a muppet as it is his ego ... Hahahaa wat a looser watched it on GEO SUPER live hope somebody recorded it and xpose this clown of a umpire .. my blood boils when i googled him and see expierence umpire riaz ud din against his name ;)
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    some 60 year old grandpa bowling :) wat a shame farid ud din with white hairs n beared :p barely walk lol ... INTERNATIONAL TEAMS will surely come after this lmfao :cool:
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    LOL match tied :)

    waiting for super over... Pak Korangi will be relying on Awais Zia ... reminds me of FBT20 super over .. poor sohail khan ;)
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    Hahahaa uncle Tom giving 3 lollypop full toses 3 monsters sixes into the crowd, Pak Korangi into the semis.

    Will play 2nd semifinal tomorrow.. thanku uncle Tom now go n get ur Pension next month u will be 65 :p
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