PSL has more digital rating than IPL, claims Najam Sethi
- Najam Sethi says IPL’s digital rating used to be 130m whilst PSL’s used to be over 150m.
- PSL contributed in conserving nation’s financial wheel transferring: Sethi.
- We have paid Rs700 million in taxes to federal government,” he says.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi claimed that Pakistan Super League (PSL) has surpassed the Indian Premier League (IPL) in terms of digital rating.
Speaking during a press conference ahead of the final clash, Sethi said that the cash-rich IPL’s digital rating was 130 million while PSL’s was more than 150 million.
“Let’s talk about digital. PSL was only at the half stage, so I asked about our digital rating. Najam Sethi show used to have a 0.5 rating on TV, whereas PSL is getting a rating of more than 11. So, it would be 18 or 20, when it completes,” he said.
“Over 150 million people watched it digitally. It is not a small thing. At the same stage, IPL’s digital rating was 130 million and PSL’s is more than 150 million. So this is a great success for Pakistan,” he added.
Sethi also shed light on how the PSL has improved the economic situation of Pakistan.
“PSL has contributed in keeping the country’s economic wheel moving as it created job opportunities and helped tourism, hotel industry, airlines, and road travelling business grow,” he stated. “We have paid Rs700 million in taxes to the federal government, Rs500 million in sales taxes, and another Rs500 million in provincial taxes.”
It should be famous that Lahore Qalandars turned into the primary crew to win back-to-back PSL titles on Saturday, beating Multan Sultans by means of one run in an exciting ultimate.
Captain Shaheen Shah Afridi took 4-51 after smashing a speedy 44 now not out however needed to impact a run out on the bowler’s finish as Multan’s Khushdil Shah attempted to make a 3rd run to drive an excellent over.
Qalandars had scored 200-6 of their 20 overs sooner than a packed 25,000 Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and Sultans completed on 199-8.
Qalandars had additionally defeated Sultans in remaining 12 months’s ultimate.
Shaheen conceded 34 runs in his opening two overs as Sultans raced to 101-1 in 10 overs, with Rilee Rossouw (52) and Mohammad Rizwan (34) including 64 for the second one wicket.
Rossouw smashed seven fours and two sixes off simply 32 balls.
But Shaheen returned for his 2nd spell to brush aside Kieron Pollard (19), Tim David (20), Anwar Ali (one) and Usama Mir (nought).
With 35 wanted within the remaining two overs, Shah and Abbas Afridi took 22 from Haris Rauf’s nineteenth over however did not get 13 within the remaining.