The Women’s League, a new Twenty20 competition, will debut in March 2023, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
It will take place from March 3–18, with four city-based teams assembling rosters of 12 domestic players and six foreign players.
All games will be played in Rawalpindi, with 12 league games and a final, which will occur the day before the Pakistan Super League final.
It could conflict with the first Women’s Indian Premier League.
Ramiz Raja, the PCB chairman, said: “I’m thrilled to let you know about the women’s league. When our existing players share dugouts with the international players, this competition will help them further develop their talents and draw future female cricket players to this beautiful sport.
“The league, consisting of 13 matches, will include current and former female cricket pioneers.
“This tournament is in line with our aim to strengthen Pakistan’s cricket playing country across all forms and genders,” the statement reads.
Some matches will occur before the Pakistan Super Competition games, the nation’s male T20 franchise league, and all will be aired live.
Pakistan is presently placed sixth in the Twenty20 rankings by the International Cricket Council, and they have never advanced beyond the group rounds of international competition.