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Najam Sethi thanks Punjab government

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Lahore, 26 February 2023The Pakistan Cricket Board has thanked the Punjab government for agreeing to share costs of lighting routes for the Lahore-leg matches of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2023 on a one-off basis. As such, the nine matches at the headquarters of cricket in Pakistan, including the four play-offs, will now proceed as per the previously announced schedule.

Chair of the PCB Management Committee, Mr Najam Sethi: “I am grateful to the Chief Minister Mr Mohsin Naqvi for accepting and understanding the PCB and PSL franchisees’ position and agreeing to share route lighting costs, which means that the Lahore-leg matches of the HBL PSL 8 will now proceed in full steam.

“It gives me immense satisfaction that the passionate and die-hard cricket fans of Lahore will now be able to see in action modern day’s best T20 cricketers and enjoy them battle out for the prestigious Supernova Trophy. Following matches played in Karachi and Multan, the league has already set the tone for thrilling and exciting matches ahead, and I am confident that more entertaining and nail-biting games will be played over the coming days.

“I am also thankful to the franchise owners for their overwhelming and unconditional support to the PCB throughout this process. We remain committed to working with the local governments and sharing with them ideas and suggestions on how they can utilise the HBL PSL more strategically to generate revenues, like any other major sport extravaganza.”

Below is the schedule of matches in Lahore (matches will start at 7pm):

27 Feb - Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United, Gaddafi Stadium

2 Mar - Lahore Qalandars v Quetta Gladiators, Gaddafi Stadium

4 Mar - Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans, Gaddafi Stadium

12 Mar - Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings, Gaddafi Stadium

15 Mar - Qualifier (1 v 2), Gaddafi Stadium

16 Mar - Eliminator 1 (3 v 4), Gaddafi Stadium

17 Mar - Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1), Gaddafi Stadium

19 Mar – Final, Gaddafi Stadium