"We were starving to see even handful of spectators during UAE matches but everything changed as the PSL comes home".
"Every city including Lahore, Multan and Hyderabad have as much excitement as Karachi has upon staging of the PSL matches in the country", Murad Ali Shah said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) here at National Stadium Karachi. "It was granted subject to the message around the wearing of the caps simply being sympathy with the people, who had lost their lives in the (Pulwama) attack and in particular, to help them raise funds for the families of the people who had lost their lives", Richardson said.
Pakistan hosted Zimbabwe for five limited-over matches in 2015, which was followed by the PSL final, three Twenty20 internationals against a World XI and a single Twenty20 worldwide all in Lahore in 2017.
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Cricket teams have previously abandoned tours because of security fears but most had been in South Asia, including Bangladesh which Australia decided against touring in 2015.
"We designed PSL as a three-year-financial model and earned almost $12 million in the first three years", Sethi said.
"This sharp rise in the price of the team shows that the buyers knew that the tournament would financially benefit them", cricket commentator Rasheed said.Читайте также: May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient European Union
If all goes according to plan, PSL will generate approximately $36 million this year, said Najam Sethi, who was chairman of the PCB during the first three editions of the league.
"In four years PSL has had a huge impact on discovering new stars, diversifying the popularity of the sport and offering new opportunities to a wider group of players", said Ahmer Naqvi, a cricket writer who contributes to ESPNcricinfo.
All future Pakistan Super League matches could be played on home soil after the last eight games of the 2019 tournament went off without a hitch in Karachi, boosting hopes of attracting more global teams, said the country's cricket chief at Sunday's final.
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