KARACHI, Dec 3 (APP): The Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar has vowed to change the scope of cricket in Pakistan given sponsors come and support the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises.
Nadeem stated that PSL has emerged as one of the biggest products in
the country and urged the corporate sector to support it.
He expressed these views during the sponsorship signing ceremony
with Master Oil, who have joined them as sapphire sponsor, said a statement on Saturday.
“We’re pleased to sign Master Oil as our sapphire sponsor and hope they will provide us much needed fuel to go one step further this time around,” Nadeem said while addressing media here at a local hotel.
“The brand value of PSL and its franchises have increased compared to first season and it will grow further. I would request both the public and private sector to support it as much as they can because this is about future of Pakistan cricket.”
Gladiators Head Coach and 1992 World Cup winner Moin Khan also graced the ceremony alongwith Master Oil Managing Director Tabish Javed, Sohail Omar—CEO Flagship representatives of Master Oil, renowned businessman Arif Habib, former chief selector Salahuddin Sallu, Mr. Asim Omar, Gladiators manager Azam Khan and new gladiators Hassaan Khan and Noor Wali, who were picked up in emerging category of PSL. Nadeem thanked Master Oil for joining hands with Gladiators and added that PSL is currently the best platform for sponsors to market their brands in the country and worldwide.
Gladiators finished as runner-up of the first edition of PSL and have brought in changes for second season.
Former Test cricketer Abdur Razzaq has been roped in as assistant/bowling coach recently while likes of Carlos Brathwaite, Tymal Mills, David Willer and Rovman Powell were picked in the draft to beef up the squad.
The second edition of PSL will be played in UAE next year starting from February 9 while the final is expected to take place in Lahore.