DUBAI: Brushing all speculations apart, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani on Thursday introduced that the eight matches of the fourth season of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) matches shall be held in Pakistan as initially scheduled.
There have been rumours following the border stress between Pakistan and India that PCB could also be pressured to carry matches in UAE as a substitute of taking them to Pakistan.
Nevertheless, Mani mentioned that PCB is dedicated to holding matches in Pakistan. “That is our unanimous determination that matches shall be held in line with the plan, in Pakistan,” Mani mentioned at a press convention together with PSL franchise house owners.
“I’m grateful to all of the franchise house owners and different stakeholders who supported our determination,” the chairman PCB added.
Mani added that the PCB was dedicated to holding matches in Pakistan and that there was little doubt about that.
He additionally confirmed that every one the overseas gamers have agreed to go to Pakistan. “Those that had made a dedication to go to Pakistan initially have reconfirmed their availability and dedication to go to Pakistan,” he mentioned.
Mani mentioned that logistical points because of the suspension of flight operations had been controllable and that the PCB would handle them.
“We’re assured of our potential to handle issues easily,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that he was involved with stakeholders concerned for the holding of those matches and that every little thing was going in line with plan.
Mani’s assertion was additionally backed by franchise house owners current with him on the press convention.
“We’re with PCB on this determination and our gamers are additionally prepared to go to Pakistan,” mentioned Sameen Rana, the COO of Lahore Qalandars.
“We’re excited and searching ahead to taking part in in entrance of our dwelling crowd in Lahore,” Rana added.
The house owners of Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans had been additionally current on the event and introduced full backing to have matches held in Pakistan.