PSL 7: Aqib Javed declares PSL anthem unnecessary

I don't think we should waste money by making a song, says Aqib Javed

By Sohail Imran
January 13, 2022
Aqib Javed - Photo: Reporter

Head coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars Aqib Javed opposes PSL's anthem, saying there is no need for such an advertising campaign now, and there is no point in wasting money.

Aqib Javed believes that the PSL has passed the promotion phase, and it needs great cricketers more than advertising.

"At the beginning of PSL, singing was necessary to promote the event, but now people in PSL want to see cricketers including Babar Azam Shaheen Shah Afridi in action. There is no star bigger than cricketers," Aqib said.

"I don't think we should waste money by making a song, and there should be only one PSL song. We also made many songs, but no one else became as popular as the first one, so the popular song should be left," he added.

The former fast bowler has termed Rameez Raja's proposal for a four-nation cricket series as an excellent idea.

"Since Rameez Raja became the chairman, he has done many good things and given many good suggestions. Rameez Raja gave confidence to the team. The team played well in the T20 World Cup, and the individual performance of the players has also been good. The team responded well to the trust put in them, and now they are moving forward with confidence in the chairman," he added.

He further talked about the four-nation series and stressed that arch-rivals Pakistan and India should play more series.

"The proposal of four-nation series involving England, Australia, India, and Pakistan is good, but I think Pak-India matches should start now more than four-nation series. In this regard, steps also need to be taken. Pak-India bilateral series should move towards Europe or America," he further said.