Karachi Mayor offers PCB to hold PSL 2 Final in Karachi
The elected Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar offered Pakistan Cricket Board to hold Pakistan Super League Final in National Stadium Karachi. Waseem Akhtar the Mayor Karachi proposed this in his tweet on 16th February 2017. Further he said that if the PSL Final will be held in Karachi he will support and cooperate with PCB and PSL in every way. Waseem Akhtar added that if PSL second edition Final is played is Karachi it will be a Great Success. After Monday’s explosion in Lahore the PCB and PSL officials are not sure about the foreign players whether they will agree to play PSL Final in Lahore, Pakistan or not. In the colourful and vibrant opening ceremony of PSL second Edition the Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that this year the Pakistan Super League final will be played in Gadaffi Stadium LAHORE.
PSL final will be held in Lahore says Chairman PSL:
The Chairman Pakistan Super League Najam Sethi said that Pakistan Super League second edition can be played in Lahore, Pakistan even in the absence of foreign players of the finalist teams. Further Chairman PSL said we can have a poll regarding the venue of Pakistan Super League second edition Final. He said that we will not change the venue of PSL second edition final if the fans do not want even after the bombings in Lahore this Monday.
“The foreign players have refused to play the final in Lahore after Monday’s blast, but if the citizens of Pakistan want the final of PSL to be held in Lahore despite foreign players not participating in the final, then the final will be held in Lahore,” said PSL Chairman in his statement.
Top- level Security for PSL Final:
The Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah assured in his statement that Punjab is ready to host the PSL second edition final and provide the cricketers and other foreign officials with full fool- proof security. The Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that Lahore is safe for the players even after recent bombing on Mall Road Lahore. Before the start of this Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition the Pakistan Cricket (PCB) held a meeting with all the foreign players to assure them regarding security.
Security arrangements for PSL Final:
The PSL Chairman Najam Sethi briefed the foreign players about the security situation in Lahore, Pakistan where the Pakistan Super League second edition final will gone to be played. The PSL Chairman said in his statement that: “Additionally we are also having internationally reputed security consultants who will to travel to Dubai in the coming days to allay the doubts and fears of the players. We will provide detailed briefings in the days ahead and the players who travel for the final will be making a monumental contribution for passionate followers of the game in the country,”
The Chairman PSL Najam Sethi said that the government has also made special and big investment for the security of the city and also fool proof security to the players will be provided who will travel to LAHORE, Pakistan for the PSL final. The Chairman PSL Najam Sethi said: “Giles Clarke the Chairman of England Cricket Board and his team visited Lahore last month and were hugely impressed by the security arrangements we made at the stadium and the National Cricket Academy (NCA).”
State Guest-level security for Foreign Players:
The Pakistan Cricket Board has assured all the foreign players that they will be provided state guest-level security, the security and the protocol which is provided to any visiting head of state. According to the press release of Pakistan Cricket Board: “PSL has already received confirmation from top international players to play in Lahore and the PCB is determined to bring international cricket back to Pakistan,”.