The fate of PSL 8 matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi remains undecided
The Punjab government is demanding Rs 450 million from the PCB for making security arrangements in Lahore and Rawalpindi for the matches.
The fate of PSL 8 matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi remains undecided! PCB, Punjab govt fail to agree on security expenses for PSL.
Following the Punjab government’s demand for security expenses, it’s still undecided whether the matches after 27 Feb will be played in Lahore and Pindi cricket stadiums.
For now, the Pakistan Super League matches scheduled to be held in Lahore on Sunday and Monday will go ahead as planned.
As reported, the meeting between Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi and a delegation of the caretaker Punjab government headed by provincial health minister Javed Akram at the Gaddafi Stadium ended in a deadlock on Friday.
The Punjab government asking for Rs 450 million from the PCB for making security arrangements in Lahore and Rawalpindi for the matches.
Prior to meeting the government delegation, Najam Sethi had held an emergent meeting with the owners of PSL franchises to decide the next steps and it was decided there that the glitzy T20 league wouldn’t budge to the demands.
“The owners refused to pay a penny more than the amount of Rs50million that has already been paid to the Punjab government for providing food to the security officials during the matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi,” a source revealed.
As reported, the spectre of matches is likely to be shifted to Karachi, if deadlock between the Punjab govt. and PCB remains.
The three cities of Punjab including Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan, were allotted 28 out of 37 games of the eighth PSL season.
These three cities have already hosted their quota of five matches.