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In pictures: Karachi prepares to welcome local, foreign cricket stars for PSL 2018 finale

Large billboards and posters welcoming local and foreign cricket stars to Karachi have been put up.
Published Mar 21, 2018 06:14pm

Karachi is all set to host the final of the third edition of Pakistan Super League on Sunday, with authorities going all out to make the first match of the tournament to be held in the city a success.

The National Stadium has undergone a massive facelift ahead of the title-decider that is expected to generate a huge buzz across the metropolis which would be holding its first high-profile match involving foreign and top-tier Pakistan cricketers after almost a decade.

Large billboards and posters welcoming local and foreign cricket stars to Karachi have been put up on main thoroughfares and a stringent security plan has been drawn up to avoid any mishap.

On March 25, either Karachi Kings or Peshawar Zalmi will lock horns with Islamabad United, who have already qualified for the final.

A worker installs cable outside the National Cricket Stadium ahead of the PSL final, on Tuesday. — AFP
A worker installs cable outside the National Cricket Stadium ahead of the PSL final, on Tuesday. — AFP

A Rangers official stands guard outside the National Cricket Stadium for the forthcoming PSL cricket final match in Karachi on Monday. — AFP
A Rangers official stands guard outside the National Cricket Stadium for the forthcoming PSL cricket final match in Karachi on Monday. — AFP

A view of the stands at the National Stadium which underwent a massive facelift ahead of the PSL final. — Photo by Ibrahim Farooqi
A view of the stands at the National Stadium which underwent a massive facelift ahead of the PSL final. — Photo by Ibrahim Farooqi

Rangers paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. — AFP
Rangers paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. — AFP

Workers fix a billboard featuring images of players ahead of the PSL final in Karachi on Tuesday. — AFP
Workers fix a billboard featuring images of players ahead of the PSL final in Karachi on Tuesday. — AFP

Workers clean the glasses inside the National Cricket Stadium for the PSL final in Karachi on Tuesday. — AFP
Workers clean the glasses inside the National Cricket Stadium for the PSL final in Karachi on Tuesday. — AFP

Policemen stand guard outside the National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. — AFP
Policemen stand guard outside the National Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. — AFP