Ehsan Mani
'PSL 4 will be much bigger than last three seasons' - Ehsan Mani

Chairman Pakistan cricket board (PCB) Ehsan Mani said the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League is going to be a much bigger event than the last three season.

In a video message after the 52nd Board of Governance meeting which took place on Thursday at the National Cricket Academy, Mani said that he hopes to bring the international cricket back to the country,

“Our ultimate goal is to bring back international cricket to the country for which we have schedule eight PSL matches in Pakistan for the first time.”

Mani also appreciated the efforts of all the franchises, he said that time has come to give a boost to the financial strength of all the franchises,

“It is very important to strengthen the financial conditions of all the franchises through which PSL will become a bigger brand”

He further said that the board have made big financial deals with the sponsors and broadcast media this year that will also help to enhance the value of the brand,

“We have successfully exceeded our targets for the new PSL broadcast and live-streaming rights,” he said.

According to the PCB, this time the rights have been sold out 358 per cent more than the previous three years with an aim to build the image of Pakistan’s only cricketing league. However, the actual prize is kept confidential.

The fourth edition of PSL is all set, to begin with, a glittering opening ceremony on February 14 at Dubai International Stadium. Eight matches, in the end, will be hosted by Karachi and Lahore.

The Grand Finale will be played on March 17 at National Stadium, Karachi.