Stakes are high for emerging talent

Najam Sethi

T20 leagues all over the world have a lot to offer for young and exciting new prodigies. Although they learn a lot from playing alongside their heroes but the most important incentive is the financial prospect.

Pakistan Super League will also follow the same set pattern and according to PSL head Najam Sethi the emerging players will each receive a hefty amount of $25K . Each franchise will be allowed to induct 2 emerging players in the 15 man squad so that equal opportunity basis is followed.

Shedding light on other matters related to PSL Najam Sethi made it clear that before the money changes hand, it would be pooled together and then as much as 75% of the revenue will be given out to the five teams participating in the first edition. The franchise owners will also benefit from selling T-Shirts, Sponsorship and other marketing strategies. As far as the money still left with PSL and PCB in general will be used to promote and strengthen the game at the grass root level within Pakistan.

Sethi added that “Twenty eligible parties have shown interest in buying PSL franchises” which is a good sign moving forward. The competition between various companies will increase the chances of higher bids during the team auctions. He went on to say that during the span of next four years the number of teams will be gradually increased to 8. The PSL organizing committee will also take the views of former player so that every step they take regarding teams and players produces the best possible results.