In an exclusive interview with Dialogue Pakistan, former national Cricket team’s Captain and coach Rashid Latif said that stadium should be shifted outside Karachi pertaining to traffic problems faced by the citizens over security concerns during international Cricket tournaments.
“PSL is a good brand for Pakistan and we can improve it more,” said the former Captain. He added that he was among those who used to bash PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) a lot but the PCB’s initiative like PSL, according to him, is lifting the game in the country.
While talking to Dialogue Pakistan, Rashid said we don’t have state-of-art facilities for international players here in our stadiums.
Rashid also paid homage to the late cricketing legend Dean Jones. He also said that Jones was mastermind behind franchise-based cricket leagues like Indian Premier League,
“So far we have not made PSL an international brand like Big Bash (Australian) and IPL (Indian),” Rashid continued.
“We have to shut down the whole city (Karachi) even Lahore also has to be closed…we have to shift (stadiums) outside (main cities),” Rashid concluded.
The sixth edition of PSL is going to start from Saturday (today). The defending champion Karachi Kings will take on Quetta Gladiators in the opening match at National Stadium Karachi.
According to Rashid’s prediction, the team who will elect to bowl first is likely to win the match at NSK.