It's final. PSL final to be held in Lahore

Published: February 27, 2017


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave on Monday the go-ahead to hold the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore.

The decision was taken after a high-level security huddle, following a string of targeted attacks across the country, particularly in the capital city of Punjab, which claimed nearly 100 lives.

“Law and order committee, and provincial, federal security institutions, decision to hold PSL Final in Lahore has been finalised,” the Punjab government said in a statement.

What hosting the PSL final in Lahore means

“Foolproof security for PSL: 7000 police officials, 12 SPs, 35 DSPs & 84 SHOs will perform duty at Qaddafi stadium – Lahore Police,” the Punjab government said.

‘Not possible without your support’

“Pakistan wants to show everyone we are a peaceful nation,” PSL chairman Najam Sethi told reporters after the announcement. “The nation has shown resolve and courage…this would not have been possible without the support of the Pakistani people and the media.

Lahore blast: what does it mean for the PSL final?

Meanwhile, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah revealed the itinerary of the final.

“We have prepared a security plan for the final. It would be a day-night contest,” he said. “We will start the match at 1630 PST and the closing ceremony will conclude at 2300 PST.”

Four out the five participating teams have qualified for the playoff stage, which will start from February 28.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Lumdheeng
    Feb 27, 2017 - 6:00PM

    Hope, this brings enthusiasm to Pakistan cricket lovers.Best wishes. Recommend

  • Zain Qasim
    Feb 27, 2017 - 6:54PM

    good decision i hope my team peshawar final the final
    Insha AllahRecommend

  • Zain Qasim
    Feb 27, 2017 - 7:00PM

    good decision hope my team peshwar win the finalRecommend

  • Razi
    Feb 27, 2017 - 7:12PM

    best of luck

    I pray to Allah to give it all the success.

    There are forces out there to derail this initiative. Prove them wrong

    Close down the whole city if need be but please make sure this goes on smoothly.

    Pakistan Paindabad
    Pak fauj ZindabadRecommend

  • ALLI
    Feb 27, 2017 - 7:44PM

    Indians and lobby is unhappy!Recommend

  • Fiz
    Feb 27, 2017 - 10:57PM

    Great. With the will of God, it will be a success, Inshallah.Recommend

  • M.S.
    Feb 27, 2017 - 11:42PM

    It’s slap on the faces of terrorists and their supporters. Imran just mentioned it. Recommend

  • Sabi
    Feb 28, 2017 - 1:28AM

    Nawaz Sharif and Najam Sethi are bringing back the lost glory of cricket to Pakistan destroyed by anti democracy forces. Their ( Taliban) apologist are trying again to sabotage this great effort.Recommend

  • Yasir memon
    Feb 28, 2017 - 3:23AM


  • Freedom
    Feb 28, 2017 - 6:33AM

    Why Lahore? Since Karachi is in final, shouldn’t Karachi deserves a final taken place in Karachi?Recommend

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