Lahore’s PSL matches to be played in empty stadium

Updated 14 Mar 2020

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PCB takes decision “following advice from the Punjab Government". — Dawn/File
PCB takes decision “following advice from the Punjab Government". — Dawn/File

LAHORE: After the National Stadium, Karachi hosted its first match without any spectators on Friday, it was learnt that Gaddafi Stadium will also be staging matches sans any fans in the last leg of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) which commences here from March 15.

“Following an advice from the Punjab Government, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided the final-leg matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 in Lahore will be played behind closed doors.

“The decision will not impact accredited commercial partners, media and other service providers, who will be allowed to enter the Gaddafi Stadium,”| a PCB press release stated here on Friday. “In addition, immediate families of the competing players and player support personnel as well as franchise owners will be allowed to attend matches.

“As was the case for Karachi matches, the PCB has taken this step as a precaution and to better protect the health and safety of all those involved in the matches,” the PCB further said.

“Spectators who have already purchased tickets for Lahore matches, will be given full refund as per the PCB ticketing policy, through TCS and www.yayvo.com. Details in this regard will be shared in due course,” it concluded.

Published in Dawn, March 14th, 2020