Pakistan cricket board is planning to host the final of Pakistan Premier League (PSL) on their home soil. They named Lahore as the venue to host the final of PSL. In a press release, PCB confirmed this news. They are working on the plans if overseas players pull out their names from touring Pakistan. Final of the PSL is set to be played on March 7 in Lahore.
Entire tournament will take place in Dubai and Sharjah. PCB will create a draft of another set of backup players, who will feature in the final in case any foreign players pull their name out from the final. International teams are not touring Pakistan due to security concern since 2008. When, terrorists attacked on Sri Lankan team bus near the Gaddafi Stadium. Zimbabwe is the only team since then to visit Pakistan last in 2015.
“In the recent governing board meeting it was decided that the final of PSL will be held in Lahore. PCB will try to convince players to travel to Pakistan but in the worst case scenario we will have a new draft for the players who are ready to tour Pakistan,” a PCB spokesperson was quoted.
PCB also stated that if every foreign player will pull out their name from the final, the final will play on the same venue with the local players. We are providing bullet proof buses for the teams and also the security will be tight at that time. This is one way process; teams will directly come for the final and then head back from here.Pakistan Board also invited West Indies to visit them for two T20Is in March. In the reply, Pakistan will fly to Florida for two T20Is. West Indies is still to give any response on this offer.