The Pakistan leg of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) is finally here and Karachi’s National Stadium is ready to see some mind-blowing action in the city of lights.
Tournament leaders Quetta Gladiators have reached Karachi from Abu Dhabi for the Pakistan leg of the PSL Season 4, Dunya News reported on Thursday.
The team was escorted to the hotel under strict security. Cricket enthusiasts are particularly happy over Shane Watson’s arrival in Pakistan.
Karachi Kings, Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars will arrive in Pakistan today. Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi are scheduled to reach Karachi on March 10.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited all International Cricket Council (ICC) board members, including Indian counterparts to watch the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi on March 17.
The invitation was sent to ICC chairman Shashank Manohar as well.
There is no chance that the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Amitabh Choudhary and ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, who is also from India, would be coming to Pakistan to watch the final of the tournament in such a tensed situation between Pakistan and India.
Sources from inside the board reported that the invitations were sent before tensions escalated between the two countries. However, they would have never sent the invite to India in this situation, reported Daily Express.
Furthermore, the main aim to invite senior officials from other boards is so that they can witness the security situation in the country themselves.
The board is expecting a visit of officials from Afghanistan, England, Ireland, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka.
Earlier, newly appointed PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan, while exclusively taking to Cricket Pakistan said that the board has invited security managers of Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for the PSL4 final in Karachi.
PSL remaining fixtures:
Match 27: Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United – March 9, Karachi
Match 28: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators – March 10, Karachi
Match 29: Lahore Qalandars vs Multan Sultans – March 11, Karachi
Match 30: Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi – March 11, Karachi
Eliminator 1 (3 vs 4) – March 13, Karachi
Qualifier (1 vs 2) – March 14, Karachi
Eliminator 2 – March 15, Karachi
Final – March 17, Karachi