4 PSL -3 matches wilbe played in Karachi ; PCB

(web desk) – 4 international matches, under PSL , will be played in Karachi next February, said Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi here Wednesday.

At a press conference he said Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has assured of all cooperation including fool proof security for the international event.

“An International Cricket Council (ICC) delegation will be arriving in next four days and shall also be briefed about the security arrangements by the Sindh government,” he said.

In reply to a question, he said PCB will be sharing the security plan developed and implemented in Lahore with the Sindh government so as to facilitate them in coming forward with a hitch free internationally accepted scheme.

Najam Sethi said PCB also plans to hold three PCL matches in the metropolis emphasizing that the board was keen to restore status of Karachi as an international site for cricket.

“We, however, have to address the concerns of visiting players and their respective boards,” he said.

PCB chief on the occasion also took strong exception to the attitude of national media regarding forthcoming visit of Sri Lankan team.

Their board has confirmed the visit yet many of our own media personnel are expressing their apprehensions which is beyond my understanding, he said.

Najam Sethi said immediate measures will be taken for upliftment of National Stadium in Karachi involving all concerned stakeholders. He also responded to queries about selection of players for the national team besides administrative steps being taken for further streamlining of the game in the country.

About India’s constant refusal to visit Pakistan, he said the Indian Board of International Cricket will have to abide by the ICI rules and regulation.

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