Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Najam Sethi wants PSL free from PCB politics



Najam Sethi, who is the chairman of Pakistan Super League (PSL), has stated that the league will become a separate body from subsequent month onwards thus that it stays free from Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) politics.

Sethi was stating in an interview that the verdict was made so that PSL could employ non-executive directors from outside the board.

He further continued by saying that “PSL will be a separate company from next month onwards with majority of directors employed from outside the board,” Sethi also stated that “And reason for this is to eliminate PCB’s politics from the league and attract more private sector participation.”

The chairman as well disclosed that he will resign from his post in the upcoming future. He, who is the 16th and former (caretaker) chief minister of Punjab, further told that “The chairman of PSL will be an outside non-executive director as well,”

Stating about the PSL draft which starts today, Sethi told that the triumph of the league is obvious from the variety of foreign players we have for the second season.

He is an award-winning and controversial Pakistani journalist, editor, and media personality, the editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore-based political weekly, and previously the editor of the Daily Times and Daily Aajkal newspapers.

He added “The success of PSL is exhibited from the star-studded cast we have this time around,”

Nevertheless, he mourned that the franchises kept a bigger custody – which will be evaluated next year.

He told that “Unfortunately, retentions were high this time around,” he added “Perhaps the franchises were thinking not many players would join – but they did. On the other hand, we will review the retention policy for next time,”

Sethi additionally told that he still anticipates for the second season’s closing ceremony in Lahore, regardless of the opening slated in Dubai.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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