'IPL's digital rating was 130 million and PSL's is more..' - Bold assertion by Najam Sethi as he says PSL digital viewership surpasses IPL

Former PCB Chief Najam Sethi took a dig at IPL by stating that PSL had more digital viewership in comparison to its Indian counterpart. Check out here to know more

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Najam Sethi (Source - Twitter)

Najam Sethi (Source - Twitter)

Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi made an audacious claim about the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2024) while comparing it to the world's richest league, the IPL, in one of his recent interviews. Notably, the PSL started last week; however, IPL 2024 is set to commence on March 23, with the Chennai Super Kings locking horns against RCB in the opening clash at MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium in Chennai.

It's true that IPL is known as one of the biggest leagues in the cricketing world, as well as having a massive fan following owing to the thrilling and nail-biting action on the cricket field from March to May. However, Najam Sethi comes up with shocking remarks about PSL and IPL. The cricket administrator says that PSL is much ahead as compared to IPL digitally, which is great for his side. In addition, the 75-year-old says that PSL gets a higher rating as compared to the cash-rich league.

"Let's talk about digital. PSL was only at the half stage, so I asked about our digital rating. Najam Sethi's show used to have a 0.5 rating on TV, whereas PSL is getting a rating of more than 11. So, it would be 18 or 20, when it completes," Najam
Sethi said in a press conference.

At the same stage, IPL's digital rating was 130 million and PSL's was more than 150 million: Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi affirms that over 150 million populations witness the PSL, which is not the same thing for their country. However, the former  PCB chairman says that IPL only has 130 million followers, which is much less than PSL and a great success for Pakistan.

"Over 150 million people watched it digitally. It is not a small thing. At the same stage, IPL's digital rating was 130 million and PSL's is more than 150 million. So this is a great success for Pakistan," he added further.