DUBAI: The Chairman of the PSL, Najam Sethi also addressed the press conference held by Karachi Kings in Dubai and coined PSL’s journey as a ‘rollercoaster ride’.
Talking to media persons, he gave credit of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) success to Mr. Salman Iqbal and ARY Network.
“I am delighted that Salman (Iqbal) stepped in,” he said, “With him came the media, some willingly, some out of competition, some out of jealousy and resultantly all franchises got media partners,” he added.
“There could not have been anything better, with this partnership, franchises will be able to reach new heights and this will be good for cricket.
Because media carrying the message of franchises and the message of PSL, otherwise it all would have been lost,” he further said. He is hoping that as the league will progress further in future, other media outlets will also jump in.
According to Najam Sethi, PSL portrayed a positive image of Pakistan in front of the world, it gave a positive message and gave a true picture of the country.
“Cricket will come home to Pakistan and PSL will be the door through which it will come,” said Sethi positively, who last night announced that Lahore will host the final of the second edition of the league.
The chairman PSL emphasized on keeping the league transparent and for this he sought franchises’ support, “We must keep the PSL transparent, we must keep it professional, we must ensure that its security is enhanced and we must ensure that no bad practices are followed.”
He also said that PSL is a growing concern and it should be protected. Media and every other related entity should play a positive role in it.
Rashid Latif, team director of Karachi Kings, also talked to media and urged Najam Sethi to increase the number of teams in future editions of PSL as there are many deserving local and international players that could not find a place in any franchise.
He also hailed the role of other franchises, who strived to find talented players at the grass-root level. He appreciated the efforts of Aaqib Javed, Moin Khan, Mohammad Akram and others for discovering new talented players.