Voices raised against PSL matches, proposal to deprive Lahoreis -

Voices raised against PSL matches, proposal to deprive Lahoreis

In the second phase of PSL 6, all the matches including play-off matches and finals are to be played in Lahore. It is also being considered that the remaining matches should be completed in Shar-e-Quaid.

In view of the renewed logistical problems for biosecurity in Lahore, some franchisees suggested that it would be better if all the matches were held in Karachi after improving the arrangements. Others said that shifting competitions from Lahore was not in the interest of the event. However, the clear position of the Qalandars came to the fore that the scheduled matches should not be moved to Gaddafi Stadium.

Franchise spokesman Samin Rana said that there are more corona cases in Karachi than Lahore, so depriving Lahoreis of matches would not be the right decision.

On the other hand, the board officials are reviewing all the situations and events. Some franchises expressing reservations have agreed to the proposal to hold all the matches in Karachi. The PCB has approached the local administration for security and other issues. Permission will be required, with a final decision expected on Thursday.

It may be recalled that the last match is to be played in Karachi on March 7, after which 14 matches are scheduled in Lahore.

After closing all the nets at Gaddafi Stadium and LCCA ground in Lahore on the instructions of the PCB officials, arrangements are being made for the practice of the teams. There is also a plan for a chartered plane for the departure of squads and officials.