The deadlock over PSL matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi has persisted as provincial caretaker setup and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee’s meetings fail to reach an agreement.
The matches of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played in Lahore on Sunday and Monday, according to the Chairman of the PCB Management Committee Najam Sethi who made the announcement on Saturday. Discussions on further matches are now taking place.
Najam Sethi has said that PCB will not pay anything for security purposes. He said that the security was provincial responsibility and the government will be responsible if any unfortunate incident happens.
The first two games of Pakistan Super League 8 will take place at Gaddafi Stadium in accordance with the schedule, he revealed on Saturday talking to private TV channel. The locations of the other games will be determined later.
Remember that there has been a financial impasse between the interim Punjab government and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the price of security for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
For the matches to take place in Lahore and Rawalpindi, the interim Punjab government has asked PCB for Rs500 million. For food expenditures, the board has already given the Punjab government Rs50 million.
The remaining Rs450 million is currently being sought by the provincial government for illumination and security needs. The board is currently considering moving the Punjab leg of PSL 8 to Karachi Pakistan order to save these costs.