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Pakistan boxer Muhammad Waseem in action. Pakistan has announced to hold its first boxing league soon. Image Credit: Social media

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Professional Boxing League (PPBL) said on Monday that Boxing League Pakistan (BLP) would be held on the pattern of Pakistan Super League (PSL), the T20 cricket league.

“Like T20 cricket league, the BLP will have seven to eight franchises with each of them owned and controlled by prospective highest bidders during an open bidding in a very transparent and disciplined manner,” PPBL president Syed Nauman Shah said in a statement.

He said that several investors were taking keen interest in the league and soon a big announcement would be made in that regard.

Meanwhile, Nauman Shah along with Vice President PPBL, Air Marshal (retired) Ateeb Saddique and Director PPBL Habibur Rehman called on Chairman designate Board of Directors of PPBL former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General (retired) Ehsanul Haq and informed him about the launching ceremony of BLP. The PPBL had earlier announced to hold the ceremony in Lahore on January 25 in collaboration with Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) but rescheduled it for February 1 due to the second T20 fixture between Pakistan and Bangladesh on the same date.

According to PPBL Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar would be the chief guest at the ceremony.

The launching ceremony of Boxing League Pakistan (BLP), Pakistan’s first-ever World Boxing Council-approved league, would be held in Lahore on February 1.

Nouman was of the view that BLP was a recognition of PPBL’s efforts to promote professional boxing in the country. “It will be a very big event as top professional boxers from this region will be seen in action for the first time in Pakistan in various categories,” he said.

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Chairman Pakistan Professional Boxing League General (retired) Ehsanul Haq; President PPBL Syeed Nauman and Air Marshal (retired) Ateeb Siddique at a meeting to finalise the launching of the first boxing league of Pakistan. Image Credit: APP