Lahore Qalandars, one of the most loved Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises, easily comes across as the worst performing side of the PSL as they finished dead last in all the three seasons of the tournament. While their on-field performance has been shoddy, the off-the-field activities are glorious, to say the least.
The gloomy displays in the PSL haven’t been able to damage the spirit of the franchise as with a project called ‘Player Development Program (PDP)’, they are providing a massive platform to the budding cricketers of the country. Despite huge financial losses, the franchise remained adamant to spend millions on PDP.
In the first year, PDP consumed about Rs 11 crore as they suffered a loss of approximately Rs 31 crore. The loss figure swelled to Rs. 42 crores for the second year where they spent a total of Rs. 10 crores on PDP. The Qalandars are determined to carry this project in future as it aids many cricketers of the country.
Lahore Qalandars, with an aim to ameliorate their PSL record, will step into the fourth season of the PSL with a game against defending champions Islamabad United on February 14 at Dubai.