PSL has more digital rating than IPL, claims Najam Sethi
- Najam Sethi says that IPL had a digital rating of 130 million while PSL had more than 150 million.
- PSL played a vital role in keeping the country’s economic wheels moving: Najam Sethi
- We have paid Rs 700 million in taxes to the federal government,” he says.
Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Najam Sethi He claimed that Pakistan Super League (PSL) has overtaken Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of digital ratings.
Speaking during the press conference ahead of the final match, Sethi said that cash-rich IPL had a digital rating of 130 million while PSL had more than 150 million.
“Let’s talk about digital. The PSL was still in the halfway stage, so I asked about our digital ratings. Najam Sethi’s show had a 0.5 rating on TV, while the PSL It’s getting more than 11 ratings. So when it’s done it will be 18 or 20,” he said.
He added, “More than 150 million people watched it digitally. This is no small thing. At the same stage IPL had a digital rating of 130 million and PSL over 150 million. So this is for Pakistan. A great success.”
Najam Sethi also highlighted how PSL has improved the economic situation of Pakistan.
He said that PSL has played an important role in keeping the economic wheels of the country moving as it has created employment opportunities and helped boost tourism, hotel industry, airlines and road travel businesses. of “We have paid Rs 700 million in taxes to the federal government, Rs 500 million in sales tax and Rs 500 million in provincial taxes.”
It should be clear that Lahore Qalandars They became the first team to win the PSL title by defeating Multan Sultans by one run in a thrilling final on Saturday.
Captain Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4-51 after scoring a blistering 44 not out but had to be run out at the bowler’s end as Multan’s Khushdil Shah scored the third run to force a super over. tried to.
The Qalandars scored 200-6 in their 20 overs before a packed 25,000-strong Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore saw the Sultans finish on 199-8.
Qalandars also defeated Sultans in last year’s final.
Shaheen conceded 34 runs in his opening two overs as Sultans reached 101-1-101 in 10 overs, Riley Russo (52) and Mohammad Rizwan (34) adding 64 runs for the second wicket.
Russo hit seven fours and two sixes off just 32 balls.
But Shaheen dismissed Kieron Pollard (19), Tim David (20), Anwar Ali (one) and Usama Mir (one) in his second spell.
Needing 35 runs in the last two overs, Shah and Abbas Afridi took 22 off Haris Rauf’s 19th over but failed to get 13 off the last over.