Yeah. A co-representative team would be nice, since Rawalpindi and Islamabad are our twin cities. I think they should merge both the cities in one team, and rename it to "Twin City XYZ".
Also, I have a great plan for the home matches of PSL.
Divide the PSL into four legs.
- Leg 1 - In Pakistan
- Leg 2 - In Sharjah
- Leg 3 - In Abu Dhabi
- Leg 4 & Play-offs - In Dubai
We have 24 matches in the PSL, which should be trimmed down to 22. Each team plays the other team twice, that makes 20 matches. Instead of having 4 play-offs between 5 teams, have a semi-final for the 2nd and 3rd ranked team. The winner plays the table-toppers in the final. How hard could that be. That would make the league a 22-match affair.
5 Matches in Pakistan + 5 Matches in Sharjah + 5 Matches in Abu Dhabi + 5 Matches and 2 Finals in Dubai = 22 Matches.
Now, to have the first 5 matches of the league in Pakistan, they need to get all the players in Pakistan except
the overseas players because they will surely have security concerns in coming to Pakistan. Just play the 1st leg, without any overseas players. Believe Me, if 2 out of those 5 matches scheduled in Pakistan are the Lahore-Karachi matches in both the cities, large crowds would show up just to see our own cricketers. But for that, they need to prepare our home stadiums really well. Have free food, low ticket prices, clean stands, seats and washrooms.
Ideally, I'd like the league to start on Wednesday with a Lahore-Karachi match, and end it's first leg on Sunday with another Lahore-Karachi match.
Monday-Tuesday = Practice days
Wednesday = Lahore vs Karachi in Lahore
Thursday = Islamabad vs Quetta in Rawalpindi
Friday = Islamabad vs Peshawar in Rawalpindi
Saturday = Peshawar vs Quetta in Peshawar
Sunday = Karachi vs Lahore in Karachi
Once the Pakistani leg is done, they can send all the local players back to UAE to have overseas players in it. Once again, have the first two days of the week without a game. And have 1 game on each night.
This way, the final league match would be played on Sunday.
Have the semi-final scheduled on Wednesday, and the Final on Saturday.
Moral = PCB's thinking hat does not work.