The man behind Pakistan’s first ever T20 league, Pakistan Super League, Najam Sethi is confident that the league will be a success but he added that it won’t move at a fast pace and everyone should keep that in mind before commenting on it. He was optimistic that the brand will improve and reach optimum level in the upcoming years. Sethi talked about these matters in an exclusive interview with “The National” in Dubai.
“We have very realistic expectations. This is our first time and we want it to take off. Doesn’t mean we will move at supersonic speed but we certainly want it to take off. In years to come we feel the product and brand will improve, we’re absolutely confident of that”
Najam Sethi said that the financial aspect of the league and revenue should not be just focused on the first year as the modle is based on 10 years and he believed that no one makes profits right from the outset.
“The model is very clear. It is a 10-year model. I don’t think anybody makes a profit in the first year. But I think on the whole, we are well within our range of reserves, and prices and targets, and revenues and costs.”
Five teams will take part in the first season which included Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. The inaugural season of the league will begin on the 4th of February while the final will take place on the 23rd of February.