PSL 2018: A look At Some Positive and Negative Aspects


The Sharjah phase of the Pakistan Super League has started and 3 matches of all teams were also completed. Surprisingly, at the front stage, the team is seen at the forefront of Karachi Kings, who won all their competition, while Lahore Qalandar custom is traditionally expected, or whatever you say. The competition between all the teams in the middle is tough. After Karachi, Quetta and Multan are ranked second and third respectively with 4, 4 points. Under this, the first and second season champions are Islamabad and Peshawar, which have achieved only one success, and this is the only moment for both performance. But, there is no need to be distressed or very happy so that any team is playing 10, 10 matches – that can still be changed, even Lahore can reach the qualifiers. So we talk about some aspects of Pakistan Super League Season 3 rather than ahead of the scenes that have probably been considered very little. Some of these aspects are positive and some negative. The better is that we first talk about some positive aspects.

Positive Aspect

1. Strong Commentary

The PSL3 is the first glimpse of fresh air. Allen Wilkinson and Danny Morrison had shown a great deal of talent together with Pakistani commentators in the previous season but who also advised Michael Slater and Damien Fleming this year, it is our special greetings. Both of these former Australian players have put a life in the competition.

One glimpse of this, you will also see yourself when Shahid Afridi of Karachi Kings took a beautiful catch on the boundary line in the match against Quetta Gladiators, Michael Slater said  “Shahid Afridi is 37, 38 years old. People say they are actually 45 years old, but seeing this, I will say that he is just 32 years old.”

Not only that the Australian’s pair left too many rocks, they also gave the best company to Danny Morrison. It is a specialty of Australian commentators that they completely involve in a match. However, the lack of female commentator Mel Jones has also been completed by the arrival of Slater and Fleming, who does not serve in PSL this year. On other hands, Alan Wilkins is evergreen. The sound of Six in her pink voice feels good. The ground will be warmer. So, be prepared for more in the commentary.

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2. Stunning Fielding and Powerful Competition

Another positive aspect is the field. In the 9 controversies so far we have seen many catches that will be remembered for periods. Instead of Shahid Afridi’s catch against the Quetta, the rely on a catch of Umar Akmal and Shaheen Shah Afridi of Lahore Qalandar, Joe Denly reminds the Jonty Rhodes, and the excellent field catches of Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad. Not only were there but the catch of Chadwick Walton against Quetta not behind anyone. That’s mean, this season is not less in the case of fielding.

The catches dropped rate is still very low or if there are Pakistani players, then the number of catches left in such matches should be a dozen. More surprisingly, rather surprising, the fact that young Pakistani fielders are also part of their own, as Peshawar’s teenager Ehtisham Sheikh caught two very good catches and experienced players are also present.

3. Beautiful Kits

The third positive aspect is for teams of kits. We will not talk about the Lahore and Karachi kits because they are going to back rather following to innovate. But kits of Peshawar, Quetta, and Multan are really exciting. The Peshawar Zalmi kit can compete with any internationally level team, especially the details, as the ZALMI is written in a yellow stripe on the trouser and branding on the back makes it a very delicate dress. The selection of colors in Multan Sultan’s kit is very good and the team logo has been used very well. Quetta has used bright colors to add stars to their purple kit.

Negative Aspects

1. The Lack of Spectators

If the PSL3 talk about the negative and disappointing aspects, the most prominent is the lack of spectrum in the field. By the way, it does not make a mistake or not to blame someone because the league is not played in Pakistan. It is also true that the initial competition was done at the stadiums of Dubai’s 30,000 spectators, which is equivalent to bringing yogurt. Still looking at the empty chairs is passing through the eyes, especially when such a good competition is being played.

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2. Lack of Advertising

Looking forward to seeing Pakistan like this, we keep going to be fond of wishing this competition here. Be sure to find a match ticket also get difficult, but there are very few viewers where they are going. This aspect not only shows the significance of the PSL as much as possible and the transfer of Pakistan, but also focuses on the PSL administration’s attention to focus on a comprehensive advertising campaign in the Emirates during the tournament.

So far no administration was given any notice on the advertisement of competitions in Dubai and Sharjah. It may not have been felt, but where there are such wonderful matches, there is a need to make an environment there. The universe is that there is no knowledge of a large population of Dubai that a global quality cricket league is being played in the stadium. Therefore, if this aspect is not addressed immediately, Dubai’s blue chairs will affect PSL’s brand reputation badly.

3. Event Is Held During Examination

A very important aspect, which may have been ignored, is PSL being held during the days when the school is taking annual examinations across Pakistan. Australia’s Big Bash League has two major reasons for success. The first reason is that it is held on those days when there are holidays in educational institutions, and the other reason is that special discounted tickets are available if you want to see matches with the family.

The Big Bash is also an impressive league for Pakistan, so at least next year PSL should complete and finish the event in the middle of February because the number of cricket fans is a school student. If they did not get the chance to see PSL or could not see the match because of the compulsion of examination, it could have negative effects on league ratings and currently, the PSL cannot afford it.


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