Pakistan Super League which is also referred to as the PSL is no doubt becoming one of the most watched cricket tournaments of the present times. As per Cricketingateway.pk, PSL 4 has set new live streaming records. It has attained more than 10million views in just 5 matches.
The PSL match that has got the highest live-streaming so far is the match played between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. The views of this match were 1.48million, peaking over 200,000 concurrent viewers on YouTube only.
The biggest concern of the league this season is that there are not enough spectators and the stadiums are not that crowded. Since the league is hosted outside the home ground, this could be enough reason to justify the lack of spectators in the stadiums.
However, with the kind of viewership being attained for live streaming of the matches, it indicates that PSL is only getting more and more famous.
More viewers mean more advertisements and sponsorships and hence more profit for the stakeholders in the league.
Last year apparently, there were more than 20 brands that took part in running ads during the league. This year the number has surged with the induction of 5 new brands running advertisements during the league and providing sponsorship.
The tickets for the PSL matches that are to be played in Pakistan are selling out fast. Pakistan Cricket Board expects a full house in all the 8 matches that are scheduled to be held in Pakistan. Seeing the rate at which the tickets are being sold it appears that to achieve a full house would not be much of a problem.
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