Donâ€™t want PCB politics in PSL, says Najam Sethi
Pakistan Super League (PSL) chairman Najam Sethi said that the league will become a separate entityÂ from next month onwards so that it remains free from Pakistan Cricket Boardâ€™s (PCB) politics.
In an interview with The Express Tribune, Sethi said the decision was made so that PSL could employ non-executive directors from outside the board.
â€œPSL will be a separate company from next month onwards with majority of directors employed from outside the board,â€ he said. â€œAnd reason for this is to eliminate PCBâ€™s politics from the league and attract more private sector participation.â€
The chairman also revealed that he will step down from his post in the near future. â€œThe chairman of PSL will be an outside non-executive director as well,â€ he said.
Speaking of the PSL draft which begins today, Sethi said that the success of the league is apparent from the number of foreign players we have for the second season.
â€œThe success of PSL is exhibited from the star-studded cast we have this time around,â€ he said.
However, he lamented that the franchises kept a higher retention â€“ which will be reviewed next year.
â€œUnfortunately, retentions were high this time around,â€ he said. â€œPerhaps the franchises were thinking not many players would join â€“ but they did. Nevertheless, we will review the retention policy for next time,â€ he added.
Sethi further said that he still hopes for the second seasonâ€™s closing ceremony in Lahore, despite the opening scheduled in Dubai.
source The Express Tribune news