Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi says that the schedule of Pakistan’s home series against New Zealand is being changed.
In the press conference, Najam Sethi said that the home series against New Zealand will definitely take place, the schedule of the series is being slightly changed, this change is happening due to the elections in Punjab.
Najam Sethi said that earlier the series was supposed to start from Karachi, then Lahore and Rawalpindi, but now it will be slightly changed.
He said that the new schedule will be announced next week.
Najam Sethi thanked all the organizations for making Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8 a success and said that the ticket sales were record, the rating on digital stood at 10 which is ahead of IPL.
Najam Sethi said that he is trying to add 2 more teams in the league, there is also an intention to have a women’s league.
He said that Asia Cup, World Cup and Champions League will be discussed in the Dubai meeting. If Pakistan team goes to India, apart from security, permission will be sought to take the media along.
Najam Sethi said that the talks with Mickey Arthur are also going on, the home series against New Zealand will be as scheduled, but due to the elections in Punjab, some changes are being made.
PSL is being declared as a national asset, thanks to foreign players and foreign technicians.
He said that PSL is being declared as a national asset, I am grateful to foreign players and foreign technicians, around 200 people from 7 countries were present here, a person associated with broadcasting from America said: Called SL a success, got a lot of support in Multan, there was a logistical problem, opening ceremony was very difficult to do in Multan, in 7 editions this event was the best, when I came on 22nd December regarding the opening ceremony. Nothing was done.
Najam Sethi said that one lakh rupees was kept for the branding of PSL which was surprising to me. We completed all the work within a month. , we increased its budget 10 times.
The rating on digital went to 10, we were ahead of IPL in terms of digital
He said that there was a record sale of tickets, the rating on digital went to 10, we were ahead of IPL in terms of digital, we pay sales tax of Rs 50 crore, provincial taxes are also equal, PSL’s Because business grows, it is said here that people get hurt, give money to the police.
The Chairman Management Committee said that more should be spent on such events, it was not easy to hold matches at four venues, the Air Chief gave C-130 for the delivery of goods free of charge, there was a visa issue for one person of the opening ceremony, so the institutions cooperated with us.
PSL can be done anywhere in the world if ever needed
He said that we are convinced that we can conduct PSL anywhere in the world if ever needed, we have become experienced, there is a demand to conduct it in America, we will look into this in the future.
Talking about the pitches in the Pakistan Super League, Najam Sethi said that I wanted to say that the pitches should be such that runs are scored and bowlers take wickets, we don’t need to spend billions on importing pitches, we can make pitches, The chairman never spoke to the curators, soil worth crores was ordered which is lying.
Efforts will be made to add two more teams
Regarding the inclusion of more teams in the PSL, Najam Sethi said that ‘I will try to add two more teams, we are talking to the franchises in this regard, we will consult with them, we will talk about the model. What to do after ten years? There are two opinions regarding the women’s leagues, one is that it should be held separately in September, the other opinion is that it should be held with the PSL and the fees would be lower.
One opinion is that the existing franchises should take teams in the women’s league, the other opinion is that there should be separate ones, if there are separate franchises, then the response is also good, five people have contacted me for teams, people from America are also interested. As revealed, there are plans to build five women’s academies, which will be a huge pathway program.
Surrogate Advertising Allowed by PSB: Najam Sethi
Talking about advertising in PSL 8, Najam Sethi said that PSB has allowed surrogate advertising. Government law, culture and religion will not be violated, even if it causes harm.
If a couple of countries bring politics, then we have to bring it too: Najam Sethi
He said that he will go to Dubai tonight, the meetings will start from tomorrow, I have made an official position, it is not appropriate to comment now, I have also done legal consultation, Asia Cup, World Cup and Champions Trophy. By the way, I have completed the contacts on my own as well.
He said that the institutions and the government keep talking, they don’t want to bring politics into cricket, they ask us to take decisions ourselves, if one or two countries bring politics, then we have to bring it too. I will present, let’s see what others stand for and who supports our stand.
Najam Sethi said that he will watch a match against Afghanistan for motivation, the foreign consultants are satisfied with the security provided here, there are definitely difficulties but they will definitely reduce in the coming years.