The final of the Pakistan Super League, season eight is all set to happen on 18 March 2023. Multan Sultans will take on Lahore Qalandars in Lahore. The Qalandars will look to defend their title this time around. Now, ahead of the final, the PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi attended a press conference.
During that, he claimed that the digital media ratings of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League are higher than the rich-vein Indian T20 League. Fans always get involved in a comparison between these two leagues as India and Pakistan have been an arch-rival in the cricketing world.
Here is the shared video:
Digital media ratings of PSL 8 were higher than IPL: Najam Sethi #PSL8 pic.twitter.com/2ciNtVsWfm
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) March 18, 2023
“At the same stage, Indian T20 League’s digital rating was 130 million and PSL is more than 150 million.” – Najam Sethi
While speaking to the reporters, Najam Sethi said: “Record crowd and record ticket sales. 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 0.5 rating on TV, whereas PSL is getting rating of more than 11. So it would be 18 or 20, when it completes.”
“Over a 150 million people watched it on digital. It is not a small thing. At the same stage, Indian T20 League’s digital rating was 130 million and PSL is more than 150 million. So this is a great success of Pakistan,” he further added. Najam Sethi also claimed that they are looking to add two more teams for the next PSL.
“If you ask me what are our plans for the next PSL, keeping it brief my strive is to add two more teams. But obviously, this decision is subject to the approval of the franchises and is impossible without doing the homework. That is because if any franchise suffers a loss by the addition of two more franchises then it is not a good thing to do. It must be a win-win situation for everyone. So I’m doing homework on this. We had a brief discussion with the franchises and after the conclusion of this PSL, we will formally start consulting them the next month about the addition of teams and the model after the completion of 10 years,” Sethi concluded.
Hearing such comments, fans went crazy and slammed Sethi over the social media platform:
Source: Trust me bro
— Rutherford-Bohr(Atharv) (@MelbourneMumbai) March 18, 2023
Digital media pe streaming iss se ghatya level ki ho hi nahi sakti. Screencast tak tou hoti nahi thi. Bakchodiyan kara lou iss Patwari Buddhay se. @TheRealPCB shame. @najamsethi
— FASCISM NA MANZOR (@hinasafi) March 18, 2023
Ipl digital rights sold in 20k crore … now show us Psl media rights digital 🤡 pic.twitter.com/AoBbsFfpQk
— NOPE🚜🌾 (@gurmann__98) March 18, 2023
He is making fool of himself and psl , have not seen anyone discussing any other league when IPL in progress
— Umair Younis (@UmairYounis08) March 18, 2023
Ipl season 8 ki rating 130 million thi jab internet itna picha tha , aaj psl 8 ki rating 150 million hai jab internet har jagah hai fir dekh le psl kitna piche hau
— Lmao_Zedong (@kholistan) March 18, 2023
— suri (@suri49367911) March 18, 2023
Mujhe laga Ramiz Raja feku hai .. ye to us se bhi jyada feku nikla !! 😂😂
— Rainbow Salt (@Rainbowsalts91) March 18, 2023
Bhai konsa nasha krte hai yeh log?
— gillnavv (@gillnavv1) March 18, 2023