More Indians watched 2017 PSL final online than viewers from any other country

MAMOSA Report — According to statistics released by 2017 Pakistan Super League’s official online streaming partner Cricket Gateway, the final match in Lahore between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators was watched online by more Indians than viewers from any other country on Sunday.

28.22 percent of the total online viewership of the title clash was generated by Pakistan’s arch-rivals India – its eastern neighbor.

The PSL final was not broadcast in India while the majority of viewers in Pakistan viewed the event on television.

Pakistanis who watched the final online come next by contributing 21.47 percent of the total viewership.

Cricket fans from Oman contributed to 15.8 percent while those from the USA were tallied at 12.4 percent.

Interestingly, Singapore viewers amounted to 4.67 percent. The rest of the online audience emanated from the UK and other parts of Europe.

Peshawar Zalmi beat Gladiators to snatch the championship. The game was played in Punjab’s capital in jampacked Gaddafi Stadium amid tight security and law enforcement protocol heralding return of international cricket to Pakistan.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said is planning to send a World XI to Pakistan in late September for a four-match Twenty20 series in Lahore that will look to build on the successful staging of the Pakistan Super League final in the city, Ali Martin of the London Guardian reported.

The four-match series at the Gaddafi Stadium — to be called The Independence Cup to mark the 70th anniversary of partition — is “intended to continue the reintroduction of top-level cricket to the country.” Details of which players will feature in the World XI are “yet to be established.”

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