PSL 2023: Lahore, Rawalpindi matches likely to be shifted to Karachi - sources

Karachi will host its last match on February 26

By Web Desk
February 23, 2023
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has called an emergency meeting with Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises during the ongoing eighth edition. 

According to the sources, PCB is considering an option to shift PSL 8's Punjab leg to Karachi after receiving a hefty bill of Rs500 million from the provincial government. 

PCB will discuss the possibility of shifting Lahore and Rawalpindi matches to Karachi. The reason behind this consideration is to save money. According to sources, Sindh government charges nothing from PCB to host PSL matches in Karachi. 

Sources further claimed that PCB has already paid Rs50 million for food. However, the Punjab government has also asked the PCB to pay the remaining Rs450 million at the earliest. 

The all-important meeting will take place tomorrow in Lahore. 

It must be noted here that Karachi was given nine matches to host. The metropolitan city is scheduled to host its last match of this season on February 26. Home side Karachi Kings will take on Multan Sultans in last encounter at National Bank Cricket Arena (NBCA). 

The PSL 8 action is scheduled to shift to Lahore and Rawalpindi from February 26 onwards. Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans will take on each other in first match of the ongoing tournament on February 26 in Lahore.

Rawalpindi has been given the hosting rights of most (11) matches this season. The playoffs and final of the tournament will be played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The finale will be played on March 19.