Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting a $5 million (₹32 crore) profit form the third season of the Pakistan Super League. The PCB chairman Nazam Sethi has also termed the professional league a success story. The PCB has reported a $3 million profit from the second edition of the league.
“We are expecting over five million dollars as profit from the third edition of the PSL,” Sethi said. The PCB chairman was addressing media after the National Assembly Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination in Islamabad. Sethi has The PCB had come to attend a standing committee meeting of National Assembly, which reviewed the financial matters of the PCB and the PSL.
The third edition of the Pakistan Super League was played from February 22 to March 25. Lahore’s Gadaffi Stadium had hosted the two semi-finals while the final on March 25 also marked the return of international cricketers to Karachi, where the National Stadium was the venue for the league decider. The earlier rounds of the league were played at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah, and the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
The PSL second season finale last year was played at the fortified Gadaffi Stadium, Lahore.
The IPL this year is expected to generate an operational surplus of $31.2 million (₹2,017 crore.