Monday Feb 22, 2021
Gwadar Cricket Stadium will host a match between Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise teams Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings on March 25, Fakhr-e-Alam announced on Monday.
The famous TV personality shared the news in a video posted on his official Twitter account. “I want to break the news that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially informed the Government of Balochistan that it wants to organize a match between Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings on March 25, right after PSL ends,” Alam said in the video.
“Congratulations to everyone who wanted this to happen. There can’t be better news for cricket fans, for me and for people of Balochistan.”
The 45-year-old added that initially he wanted an official PSL 2021 match to be played at the venue but because the stadium doesn’t meet the standards set by International Cricket Council (ICC) and PCB, it was difficult to arrange the fixture.
Alam was grateful to PCB and the owners of two franchises for their support and willingness in playing a match at Gwadar stadium, which was in headlines recently for its striking beauty.
“I want to thank PCB: Wasim Khan, thank you very much,” he said. “Both the franchises - Nadeem Omar and Salman Iqbal, thank you guys for doing this,” the host added.
Earlier on Friday, the stadium held its first exhibition match between Gwadar Dolphins and Showbiz Sharks on Friday as a tribute to late mountaineer Ali Sadpara.
Alam also showed his confidence in the provincial government saying the Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal is a “very dynamic and progressive” man and that he’ll successfully arrange the match.