‘Quetta to host PSL 8 matches,’ says Najam Sethi
LAHORE: The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management committee Najam Sethi on Friday announced Bugti Stadium, Quetta as a potential host for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8.
Sethi interacted with the media here after the management committee’s first meeting after taking the charge of the cricket board and announced Quetta to be one of the host cities for PSL 8 matches.
“I am delighted that seven years after launching the HBL Pakistan Super League, I am today announcing our commitment to add Bugti Stadium in Quetta as the fifth venue for our marquee event,” said Sethi.
“Bugti Stadium is the home ground of Quetta Gladiators and we still remember the incredible scenes when the Gladiators visited the city after winning the 2019 tournament.
“The passionate cricket fans of Quetta have been waiting for long to watch high-profile cricket in their backyard and I am pleased that we will now bring HBL PSL matches to their doors. In this relation, I have already spoken with influential officials in the Balochistan province, who have assured me of their complete support from event delivery perspectives.”
The Committee also discussed Peshawar as a potential venue to stage HBL PSL and international matches and agreed that subject to there being no restrictions imposed by the provincial and federal governments and the stadia boasting international standard facilities for cricket, broadcast, spectators and media, matches will be held in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital.
The Management Committee discussed the domestic cricket structure under the PCB Constitution 2014 and, in the best interest of the players and event, decided to let the Pakistan Cup complete on January 3.
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