Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday asked the Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Shaharyar Khan to excuse him for not being able to attend the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) final and thanked him for the invitation.
Khan said he won't be able to come to the event but he prays the PSL tournament concludes without any incident.
Tomorrow's deciding match is scheduled to be played in Lahore, the city that fell prey to a recent surge in terror attacks across the country.
With security on high alert and expectations of a high turn-around tomorrow, Khan wished the players well.
"I am hopeful the nation as well as cricket fans will have an opportunity tomorrow to witness exemplary cricket," Pakistan's legendary cricketer-turned-politician added.
Earlier in the day, Khan had said he wished all tickets for seats in an enclosure named after him at the Gaddafi Stadium would be free for fans hoping to experience the much-awaited showdown.
The Gaddafi Stadium, where tomorrow's deciding match will be held, is divided into sections named after prolific former Pakistan cricket team players.
"It is quite unfair to have tickets priced at Rs12,000 with cricket being played in Pakistan after such a long time,” he was quoted as saying. "This is injustice with cricket fans."
Khan further alleged that the PSL tournament had been turned into an event for the "elite".