Waseem Akhtar urges PCB to hold PSL final in Karachi


KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar has appealed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Karachi instead of Lahore.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Waseem Akhtar said he will make sure Karachi hosts the final in the grandest way possible.

“I take responsibility for ensuring that Karachi hosts the PSL 2017 final in a grand style,” Akhtar said.

The recent terrorist attack in Lahore has created uncertainty over PCB’s decision to hold the final of the tournament which is scheduled to be played in the city next month.

The PCB insists the final will be held in Lahore, with or without foreign players. PSL Chairman Najam Sethi has meanwhile left it to the fans’ discretion whether they want the final in Lahore without international players or in Dubai with international players.

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PCB Chairman Shahryar Khan on Wednesday reiterated the board’s resolve to hold the PSL final in Lahore.

“We have told the government we are organising the final in Lahore,” he said yesterday.

Najam Sethi has emphasised that if fans want the PSL final to be held in Lahore, the PCB would honour their wish.

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