MULTAN (Dunya News) – After the proposal of handing over the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 trophy to Multan Sultans for topping the group stage surfaced, team owner Ali Khan Tareen responded that trophies should be won, not given.
The Multan Sultans owner took to Twitter on Friday and shared his opinion regarding how to finish the PSL V. He said it would be ridiculous for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to just give Sultans the trophy.
“Finishing at No.1 means we were the most dominant/ consistent team, but it doesn’t mean we won. It would be ridiculous for the PCB to just give us the trophy. All four teams have the same chance of winning. Trophies should be won, not given,” he said.
Regarding how to finish #PSLV. Finishing at No.1 means we were the most dominant/consistent team, but it doesnt mean we won. It would be ridiculous for the PCB to just give us the trophy. All 4 teams have the same chance of winning. Trophies should be won, not given.— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) April 3, 2020
“And as I’ve always said, trophies are not important. Helping players develop, giving them a platform and watching them excel is so much more rewarding. So that’s why I want the remaining games to be played later in the year so our local players get more opportunities to shine,” Ali Tareen added.
It is pertinent here to mention that the PSL playoffs were postponed by the PCB after completion of the group stage due to novel coronavirus. The governing body had announced to reschedule the remaining matches following the normalization of situation.