Franchises agree to play PSL 2 final in Lahore
Good News for all the PSL fans, Franchises agree to play the second edition final of Pakistan Super League in Lahore. However, the Karachi and Lahore team owners have few concerns about the security of the foreign players and the public which will be gathered in the stadium for the PSL 2 final match. In this season there are five teams which are Islamabad United, Lahore Qalanders, Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators. The Chairman PSL Najam Sethi said in his statement that: “It has been heart- warming to see the dedication of all the owners to the cause of taking cricket back home, There is a realisation that this final will be the first step in opening the gates to international teams starting to make the journey again. We are all committed to this mission and wish to have a thoroughly entertaining final where it should happen – in Lahore”.
With or without foreign players, PSL final will be held in Lahore- Confirmed:
Earlier, 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. But now 56 players agree to visit Pakistan for the PSL 2 Final match in Lahore. According to the statement of Chairman PSL: “PSL management and franchisees resolve to hold Final in Lahore. We invite PM, COAS and CMs to attend the match at Gadaffi Stadium”. 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 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”. 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 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).”