ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Friday said that next Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be staged during the tenure of PTI’s government, adding that the entire tournament would be staged in Pakistan, not just the final.
Speaking at the concluding ceremony of Insaf Super League, he said, “Quality cricketers of the world would play in the league, not relu katas (third-class or useless).”
A video of Imran Khan’s press conference had gone viral over social media, showing him criticising the foreign players who had arrived in Lahore to play the PSL Final.
The PTI chief called the foreign players “phateechar” roughly translated as “useless” adding that he does not even know their names.
In a comment which has been criticised for being racist, he said, “They just picked them from Africa.”
The PSL final was held under tight security earlier this month and drew Pakistan together in a rare show of unity. Even leaders from parties opposing the government like Jamat-e-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq and Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed attended the final.
The final was won by Peshawar Zalmi, which was captained by West Indian cricketer Darren Sammy.