PCB schedule matches in Lahore shifted in Karachi
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday reported the eight Pakistan-leg matches of the Pakistan Super League will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi.
This late change caused because of a circumstance past the PCB’s control has likewise brought about a change to the Pakistan-leg matches, which will currently begin from March 9 with each of the eight matches to be played in the same number of days, an official statement issued here said.
The choice has been made after the postponed opening of the Lahore airspace for business flights, which has made considerable operational and strategic difficulties identifying with the conveyance of the three Lahore matches, which were initially planned for March 9, 10 and 12.
A portion of the key difficulties that PCB has looked because of the deferred opening of the Lahore airplane terminal has included verifying generation gear and the dedication of communicating group, just as settling the coordination for the authorities and groups.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani stated, “This has been a troublesome and intense choice, which has been taken after discourse and conference with all the franchisees and specialist co-ops to guarantee conviction and lucidity on the occasion just as a conveyance of the rest of the matches according to the PCB’s own exclusive expectations.
“Due to the recent and prevailing uncertainty, we felt it critical to make a decisive decision at this juncture. Ensuring all matches are played in Pakistan falls in line with our vision to take all eight matches of the HBL PSL 2019 matches to the people of Pakistan.
“We had considered the option of shifting the dates of the eight matches in Pakistan, but because the Pakistan cricket team has to leave for the UAE on March 19 for the ODI series against Australia, this was not possible. We also looked at swapping matches between Lahore and Karachi, but paucity of time would have rendered this option unworkable.
“It is unfortunate that the headquarters of Pakistan cricket will be unable to host the PSL matches in 2019 due to no fault of the PCB, but this is a small sacrifice for a bigger and larger national cause.
“We have spoken with the franchisees, who have backed this decision and have reinforced that all their foreign players will feature in the last eight matches of what has been an outstanding and highly competitive tournament that has been thoroughly enjoyed by the fans and the players.
“The PCB appreciates and applauds the support of the franchisees as well as the players, who understand that the evolving situation has forced us to make these amendments to the event schedule.”
As indicated by the overhauled timetable, the Pakistan-leg matches will begin on March 9 with Lahore Qalandars meeting Islamabad United at 7 pm PST. The main twofold header will be played on March 11 when Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans will clash at 2 pm. This will be trailed by Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi coordinate which will begin at 7 pm.
The Qualifier between the main and two set sides will be played on March 13, while Eliminator 1 between the third and fourth-put sides will occur on March 14. Eliminator 2 between the failure of the Qualifier and champ of Eliminator 1 will be played on March 15.
The last will happen according to plan on March 17, with the principal ball being bowled at 7 pm PST.
Saturday, March 9 – Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (match starts 7pm PST)
Sunday, March 10 – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators (match starts 7pm PST)
Monday, March 11 – Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans (match starts 2pm PST); Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi (match starts 7pm PST)
Wednesday, March 13 – Qualifier (1 v 2) (match starts 7pm PST)
Thursday, March 14 – Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) (match starts 7pm PST)
Friday, March 15 – Eliminator 2 (match starts 7pm PST)
Sunday, March 17 – Final (match starts 7pm PST)Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org