KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the provincial government is extending full cooperation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for holding cricket events, including Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in the city.
He said this said during his meeting with PCB Security Consultant Col Asif here at his chamber in the Sindh Assembly Building.
CM Murad said that it was his efforts that international cricket has returned to Karachi and “we would further promote it in the city.”
Col Asif told the chief minister that West Indies Women Cricket team was coming to Karachi on Jan 30 and would play few matches. Their matches would follow the PSL matches. At this, the chief minister said that he had already held a number of meeting to provide necessary security to international teams. “Our police and Rangers have already made a comprehensive security plan,” he said.
Earlier, Home Secretary Kazi Kabir chaired a meeting of Security Coordination Committee to review arrangements for the West Indies women’s team tour and PSL 2019. Zakir Khan, PCB director operations and director security briefed the meeting on the PCB plan of both events.
The security plans presented by police and Sindh Rangers were approved in the meeting. It was decided that foolproof security would be provided with police, special branch, special security unit, Rangers, commando battalion of the army.
The league’s concluding stage would take place in Lahore and Karachi with the final match set to be played in the National Stadium, Karachi.
Karachi will host five PSL 4 matches.