Despite the high tension in Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that the first playoff between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place as scheduled.
The match is set to begin at 7 o’clock today.
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On Tuesday night, the practice sessions of all four teams were canceled due to the tense situation in Lahore.
Shaheen-led Qalandars and Rizwan-led Sultans were scheduled to practice at the Gaddafi Stadium. At the same time, Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United were set to have their practice session at LCCA ground.
According to PCB sources, the board and security officials are closely monitoring the situation and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the players and officials.
Despite the tense situation, all arrangements for the match have been completed by the PCB.
The board has been working tirelessly to ensure the smooth running of the playoffs and has taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of all those involved.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee chairman, Najam Sethi, on Tuesday appealed to CM Punjab, Mohsin Naqvi, to provide adequate security to teams and fans for the upcoming playoffs of Pakistan Super League in Lahore.
Sethi took to his Twitter account, to emphasise the need to protect the brand image of Pakistan’s biggest event.
“Mohsin Naqvi, PSL 8 multi-million dollar final on 19 March will be played before 25k people at Gaddafi Stadium & 100m across the globe. This is Pakistan’s finest showcase. Punjab government must ensure failsafe security & smooth traffic flow to facilitate people’s access to the stadium,” he tweeted.
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