JUST CONFIRMED: A high level meeting inside Gaddafi Stadium Lahore has decided that Pakistan Super League (PSL) season two finale will be played in Lahore. After PSL Chairman Najam Sethi met CM Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif last week, the decision to organize PSL final in Lahore was pending for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif approval.
“We will inform which foreign players are coming to Lahore after the playoffs,” told Sethi in an interview on Geo News.
Talking to the press conference, Sethi confirmed that two from ICC and six other from Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have are coming.
“Tickets will be on sale online from tomorrow,” told Sethi. “We have tickets starting from 500, 4,000, 8,000 and 12,000,” he added.
In case if some foreign players deny to come to Pakistan, Sethi told that the league has already found the replacements. “I pray all players agree to come to Pakistan but if they don’t, we have their replacements,” he informed.
Earlier, former Pakistan cricket captain who won 1992 cricket world cup for Pakistan, Imran Khan told that the final must be held in Lahore but, with the presence of foreign players. ‘It will be great if they come, and if they don’t. it will be devalued,’ he stressed.
PSL management and franchisees resolve to hold Final in Lahore. We invite PM, COAS and CMs to attend the match at Gadafi Stadium.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) February 20, 2017
A week ago in Dubai, another high level meeting was held between Pakistan Super League Management and Franchise owners, which was chaired by the Chairman of the PCB Executive Committee and the PSL, Mr. Najam Aziz Sethi. It was unanimously decided that the PSL final will be played in Lahore on March 05, 2017.
During the meeting, among various administrative and event discussions, all the team owners took time to reinforce their solidarity and conviction with the decision of taking the Final of the PSL back to its rightful home, the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore, also the head office of both the PCB and the PSL.
“It has been heart-warming to see the dedication of all the owners to the cause of taking cricket back home and 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,” said Sethi while speaking of the meeting.