Pakistan Cricket Board President Najam Sethi has revealed a surprising information. According to Sethi, the number of viewers of Pakistan Super League has exceeded that of Indian Premier League. Sethi feels this is a big achievement for Pakistan. Meanwhile, after Laroh Qalandars won the final match of PSL on Saturday, Sethi’s statement has come into discussion.
PSL 2023 (PSL) season won by Lahore Qalandars team. Lahore defeated Mutlan Sultans in the final match. This match between the two teams turned out to be very exciting. Needing four runs off the last ball, Multan’s batsmen managed to get two runs. As a result, Lahore Qalandars won with one run to spare. Lahore scored 200 runs while batting first. In reply, Multan managed to score 199 for 8. Lahore became the first team to win the PSL trophy twice. After the final match, the PCB president held a press conference and gave great information about PSL viewers.
In the press conference, Najam Sethi will say that PSL has a digital viewership of 150 million, which is comparatively more than IPL. Sethi said, “This time the ground saw a record attendance of fans and tickets were also sold in huge numbers. Talking about digital, when the PSL season was half played, I asked about the ratings. My Najam Sethi show used to get 0.5 ratings. But PSL is getting more than 11 ratings. So after the season the rating could be 18 to 20. More than 150 million people watch the C League digitally. In comparison, IPL had a digital rating of 130 million. This is a great achievement for Pakistan.”
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) March 18, 2023
Meanwhile, there has always been a balance between PSL and IPL. Many cricket experts in Pakistan claim that the quality of PSL is better than IPL. It is often claimed that PSL has more than one fast bowler, but in IPL, the speed of the ball is less.
(Najam Sethi opined that PSL has more digital viewership than IPL)