On his team Chennai Superstarz Sivakumar said:
“Happy to own the team in PBL and glad about the team’s performance. This is only the first season since we took over. We lost the second semifinals and finished third. Our aim next year will be to better our performance. The main reason for owning a PBL team is to provide exposure to TN players and help them make a mark at the international level,’’
Sports world has been drastically affected by the pandemic with wage cuts and job losses in sports market becoming the new norm but Sivakumar thinks differently.
“We have time, things will definitely improve by next year. As of now, we have no plans to cut the budget for the franchise so players’ pay will be unaffected,’’ insisted Sivakumar.
Speaking on foreign players’ participation in PBL, he said, “We need to be positive. Many are from Europe. We have to see how they are towards the end of this year. A lot will also depend on their respective governments’ guidelines.”