The eight-match Pakistan Super League (PSL) season will be played in Lahore and Rawalpindi as scheduled, due to the impasse between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the interim government. of Punjab is expected to be completed today.
The Minister of Health from the interim government, Dr. Javed Akram, confirmed to Express News that the PSL will not be shifted from Lahore and Rawalpindi to Karachi.
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The interim government of Punjab demanded PKR500 million from the PCB to conduct matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi. The board has already paid PKR50 million to the Punjab government for food expenses.
The district government now needs the remaining PKR450 million for lighting and security. In order to save these expenses, the board is now thinking of shifting the Punjab leg of PSL 8 to Karachi.
According to sources, the Interim Government of Punjab has decided to adjust the lighting, security and other expenses. Sixty percent of the fee payment will be borne by the Punjab government and forty percent will be borne by the PCB.
In this matter, the PCB and the temporary members of the government will resolve the matter today.
During the meeting between the aforementioned parties on Friday, the PCB strongly refused to pay bills of PKR450 million for security, lighting, and other expenses given by the government.
Games in Lahore will start from February 26, while Rawalpindi will host PSL games from March 1.
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