The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday (March 3) announced that remaining matches of Pakistan Super League, which were scheduled to play at Lahore, has been shifted to National Stadium Karachi.
The decision has been made following the delayed opening of the Lahore airspace for commercial flights, which has created substantial operational and logistical challenges relating to the delivery of the three Lahore matches, which were originally scheduled for March 9, 10 and 12.
PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said, “This has been a difficult and tough decision, which has been taken following discussion and consultation with all the franchisees and service providers to ensure certainty and clarity on the event as well as delivery of the remaining matches as per the PCB’s own very high standards.
“Due to the recent and prevailing uncertainty, we felt it critical to make a decisive decision at this juncture. Ensuring all matches are played in Pakistan falls in line with our vision to take all eight matches of the HBL PSL 2019 matches to the people of Pakistan.
Revised event schedule:
Saturday, March 9: Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (match starts 7pm PST)
Sunday, March 10: Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators (match starts 7pm PST)
Monday, March 11: Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans (match starts 2pm PST); Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi (match starts 7pm PST)
Wednesday, March 13: Qualifier (1 v 2) (match starts 7pm PST)
Thursday, March 14: Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) (match starts 7pm PST)
Friday, March 15: Eliminator 2 (match starts 7pm PST)
Sunday, March 17: Final (match starts 7pm PST)
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