‘Put politics aside, watch cricket’, Sethi invites Sharif, Imran for PSL final

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) and ex opposition politician and cricketer Imran Khan (L) meet in central London, 12 June 2007. Sharif and Khan announced Tuesday they are teaming up to seek to end the "dictatorship" of President Pervez Musharraf. Speaking at a joint press conference in London, they said they plan to hold a conference in London next month to which former premier Benazir Bhutto will also be invited. AFP PHOTO/BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his political opponent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan have been invited to watch the final match of Pakistan Super League on February 23 in Dubai.
Extending an invitation on Twitter, PSL chairman Najam Sethi on Monday posted, “I invite PCB Patron Nawaz Sharif and WC winning captain Imran Khan to PSL Final on February 23. Gentlemen, put politics aside and watch cricket!” Sethi said on Twitter.
The PSL chairman urged the social media community and “PSL lovers” to start a trend on the microblogging website in a bid to build pressure on both the politicians to attend the upcoming event.
With 69 local and 29 foreign stars, the five-team, 24-match league started off on February 4 in the United Arab Emirates as its matches are being played at two UAE stadiums in Sharjah and Dubai.
The teams were sold for a total of $93 million to ARY media group (Karachi Kings), Qatar Oil (Lahore Qalandars), UAE Capital Venture (Islamabad United), Haier (Peshawar Zalmi) and Omar Associates (Quetta Gladiators) for 10 years, with $200,000 salaries for top-tier players and relatively handsome pays for mid-tier and emerging talent as well. The winning side, meanwhile, will bring home $1 million.