The chairman of Pakistan Super League and the head of executive committee said on Monday that PSL will give the country quality T20 players and it can also become a rout to bring back international cricket in Pakistan.
“PSL will give us quality T20 players, which our generation is unaware of and it is becoming the main form of cricket all around the world” Sethi said during a press conference.
“The position of Pakistan’s T20 and ODI teams is not much pleasing unfortunately, however, things will get better in the next four to five years, but we have to show some patience. But the league will surely produce some world beating players,” he added.
He also mentioned that the first edition of the league has already given some players to the national side and upcoming season is likely to produce more potential cricketers.
Sethi hailed the efforts of franchises as well for unearthing the hidden gems in the country through different talent hunt programs on a huge scale.
“We are also facilitating franchises in all possible ways, the NCA is training franchises’ players as well,” he told.
Najam Sethi also talked about the PCB’s efforts to improve cricket at the lower level.
“We have activated academy in Multan, we are activating academy in Karachi, we are making efforts to discover new talent,” he stated.
He also highlighted PCB’s plans of holding club level tournament that will be played all around Pakistan and also the initiative that the board has taken to reboot school cricket.
“PCB is to hold a club tournament, which is likely to be featured by 40,000 to 45,000 players from different parts of the country. Similarly, we are starting school cricket once again.”
He also revealed that they are spending big sums of money to promote cricket, which is the need of the time.
Sethi asked the media to ignore negative news regarding the league and focus on the positive aspects of it.
“We should all consider it (PSL) an asset of national interest,” he urged.