Lahore: The chairman of PCB executive committee and the head of Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi has revealed that some of the foreign players have given their consent about playing the final of the second edition in Lahore.
Sethi added that they are keen on giving extra incentives to players who are willing to play the final in Lahore.
“I will not disclose the names of the foreign players who have agreed to play in Lahore but I can assure you that the final here will be bigger than the one held in the UAE,” Sethi told reporters at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) while visiting a training camp set up by PSL side Peshawar Zalmi.
“We’re offering extra money, as much as US$20,000 each to foreign players to play the final in Lahore. We’re building 14 new rooms in the NCA to provide accommodation to the foreign players for the PSL matches.”
Najam Sethi was glad with the success achieved by the Pakistan Super League in the first edition and this will go a long way in filling the stadiums.
“The PSL is the biggest gift to the nation from the PCB,” Sethi declared. “Its success has seen major changes in national tournaments. We now have to fill our stadiums again.
“It will help increase the fan following of the PSL teams, ultimately increasing their prices as they will attract more sponsors.”
Earlier Sethi indicated that he wants to add a sixth team to the Pakistan Super League but due to some reservations from PSL franchises the idea was dropped but in the future he is hopeful that the number of team would be increased to eight.
“We want to have eight teams competing in the PSL in future,” he said. “I wanted to include a sixth team with the name of Kashmir, but there were some reservations from different quarters.”