PSL-5 to be played entirely in Pakistan: Ehsan Mani


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairperson Ehsan Mani on Friday officially announced that all matches of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) fifth edition would be played in the country.

According to the details, the matches will be played in four cities including Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan.

The PCB chairman further said that Pakistan was hopeful of hosting Sri Lanka and Bangladesh later this year whereas, he confirmed that the heads of Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) would be visiting Pakistan this year.

Mani also expressed hope that the Asia Cup would be held in Pakistan as per schedule.

Separately, Mani, while speaking to media personnel at the Gaddafi Stadium, Mani said that 85 per cent of the tasks on his agenda, including elevating the PCB to a professional level through quality management and governance, have been achieved.

That, he added, also included making domestic cricket tough and competitive besides forwarding recommendations in the PCB constitution to the concerned quarters. These would help make the body a role-model organisation in the due course of time.

“During my so-far almost-nine months in office, I have done my best to introduce a new culture of quality management, besides making recommendations in the PCB constitution to bring overall improvement in domestic cricket and in the organisational set-up of the PCB,” he said.

“I feel contended in my so-far endeavour!”