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Imran-backed meet gets nod

Karachi: Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been given the green signal by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to organise a Twenty20 league next month.

A PCB spokesman said that the organisers have been given a No-Objection Certificate (NOC), revealed a Pakistan newspaper.

The league named ‘Love Pakistan Peace Cricket League 2014’ is expected to be played across five cricketing centres including Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar between May 3-18. The Twenty20 league is expected to not only rope in present Pakistan stars, but also invite veterans to play in an exhibition match.

Names of West Indies legend Vivian Richards and Ravi Shastri, who are close friends of the Imran, are doing the rounds to feature in a promotional game at the Gaddafi.

After PCB’s approval, the organisers are hoping to catch national stars such as Misbah-ul Haq, Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul among others. (PTI)