The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjab government have reached a mutual understanding following hours of discussion, ensuring that the existing Pakistan Super League (PSL) will continue to operate in Rawalpindi and Lahore as scheduled.
PCB chief Najam Sethi shared the news with fans as he put out a tweet on the micro-blogging site Twitter regarding the same. “Good news: CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi Saheb has been kind enough to agree to share the cost of lighting routes during PSL matches in Lahore. HBl PSL8 matches in Lahore and Pindi shall continue as scheduled,” the tweet read.
Good news: CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi Saheb has been kind enough to agree to share the cost of lighting routes during PSL matches in Lahore. HBl PSL8 matches in Lahore and Pindi shall continue as scheduled.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) February 26, 2023
The PCB chief also thanked Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for his assistance in resolving the conflict with the Punjab government over the PSL season 8 security problem. Sethi’s tweet on the same read, “Thank you PCB Patron PM @CMShehbaz for facilitating settlement with Punjab Govt on HBL PSL8 security issue!”
The cost of lighting pathways during the PSL fixtures in Lahore caused persistent conflict between the PCB and the Punjab government. If reports are to be accepted, the Punjab government at the time requested PKR 450 million from the national cricket governing body in relation to the security arrangements undertaken for the PSL games.
According to the government, the cost was originally estimated to be roughly PKR 900 million, but after revision, the administration agreed to pay half and asked the Sethi-led PCB to pay the other half. The PCB, however, refused to make any payment, sticking to its stance that the expense of providing the protection should continue to be covered by