Asim Kamal advises PCB to hold domestic tournaments in smaller cities – Cricket News Update

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The former Pakistani Test player, Asim Cricket Board (PCB) to organise domestic cricket events in smaller cities in order to attract the public and get the maximum output.
He has forwarded this proposal after witnessing the low turn-out of spectators during the ongoing Faysal Bank National T20 Championship in Karachi, the business and industrial hub of the country.
Kamal opines that the inhabitants of the smaller cities possess more passion for cricket as they do not have other opportunities of entertainment like the metropolitan cities.
Talking to the media today, he said, “In the big cities people have more entertainment and recreational options and lead a busy life that is why I think we are not getting big crowds for the tournament.”
Comparing this tournament with the Super Eight T20 event that was held Faisalabad two months back, he told, “If you look at the big crowds that showed up for the super eights in Faisalabad and compare that with what is happening in Karachi it is obvious
that domestic events need to be held in the smaller cities where the people are more passionate about the sport and lack entertainment and recreational options.”
The organisers of the Karachi event have grave concerns over the poor response from the local spectators who are coping with target killing and flood calamities.
Despite the fact that some ace names of Pakistan cricket like and Rana Naved are participating in the tournament, the stadiums are scarcely filled.
The Lahore City Cricket Association officials strongly believe that suddenly shifting the venue of the event from Lahore to Karachi has affected the viewership. team manager, is of the view that had the tournament been held in Lahore, it would have been a mega success.
The tournament, which started on September 25, was moved to Karachi at the eleventh hour due to the dengue fever outbreak.



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