LAHORE: Chances to hold the PSL final here on March 5 are vanishing with every passing day as the Punjab government has yet not taken any decision in this regard.

PSL chairman Najam Sethi, who arrived here the other day from Dubai to have a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and other security officials did not receive an immediate positive response from the provincial government.

Sethi later tweeted, saying: “I just met CM Punjab. We are on track for PSL FINAL in Lahore. But we shall continue to monitor and review situation in the run-up.”

As there is not enough time left to complete arrangements for the final, it is better for everyone that the decision in this regard is taken soon.

On Feb 20, the PSL after consulting all the five franchises announced that the final of the PSL will be held in Lahore on March 5. But it seems the announcement was pre-mature as the major stakeholder, the government of Punjab, was not on board.

Sources told Dawn that in the meeting held on Friday, security agencies advised against holding a big event like the PSL final in Lahore in near future.

Published in Dawn, February 25th, 2017