PCB Chief says PSL will go on as scheduled

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi assured on Saturday that the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 8) would go on as per schedule as there was no threat to the tournament.

Mr Sethi stated this in the wake of the recent terrorist attack on the Karachi Police Office on Friday when four people, including security officials, were martyred and three terrorists were killed.

Earlier, the PCB and all six franchises agreed to continue the PSL 8. They reached an agreement at an emergency meeting called after the terrorist attack.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also said the recent terrorist attack on a police compound in Karachi would not disrupt the ongoing eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL 8) as the matches would be played as per schedule in the port city. He said best security arrangements had been made for the PSL teams, which also feature foreign players, adding that militants would not be allowed to succeed in their nefarious designs.

Karachi Kings will lock horns with Quetta Gladiators at the National Bank Cricket Arena today (Saturday) at 7pm while Peshawar Zalmi team will also land in the city. Karachi is scheduled to host back-to-back matches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. It will host the last match on Feb 26.

A group of militants stormed the Karachi Police Office (KPO) located at Shahrae Faisal on Friday night. At least four people – two Rangers troops, one policeman and a civilian – were martyred while three terrorists were killed in more than three-hour long operation.

Commandos from the elite police unit, troops from paramilitary rangers and army snipers took part in the operation to neutralise the attackers.