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Next Season Eight PSL matches will be held in Pakistan

Faryal Nadeem May 27, 2017
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After the first game was hosted successfully in Pakistan Lahore, the PS is setting and arranging for the next season. Najam Sethi, the Chairman of PSL, has revealed the plans that during the upcoming season at least eight matches will be held in Pakistan. Four will be in Lahore while other four will be held in Karachi. Najam Sethi made a commitment to the cricket fans that International Cricket will soon come back to Pakistan. He told the media that this time eight matches of PSL would be in Pakistan. Two doubleheaders will be in Karachi while other two doubleheaders will be in Lahore.

He hosted the PSL final earlier in Lahore Gaddafi stadium accompanied with presidential style security, which successfully went without any incident. The entire foreign contingent of the finalists of Quetta Gladiators do not convince themselves to go to Pakistan, and they had to be replaced by the other players in the last minute who were not even part of the competition.

However, Sethi mentioned that this time all players would be featuring in the third edition f PSL and will be obliged to pay in Pakistan. And it will be the part of their contract that the foreign players will play here.

All of the international players will receive 50% more fee for playing in Pakistan and will get an added incentive with the 100% increase. Therefore, if any player is getting $10,000 for a match then he will be getting $15000. The extra amount surely sweetens the deal. While Pakistani players will not get such an increases because of the budget constraints.

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Security concerns will be the priority because PSL game is the two-season history, which will hold in Pakistan, and the rest of the matches will be played in UAE where Pakistani players will get a chance to play the international home fixtures. Pakistan did not host any international cricket match since the last attack on Sri Lankan team in 2009 except one tour of Zimbabwe who played two T20`s and three ODI`s under the strict security blanket.

Sethi added that the arrangement is on its track and the entire international, as well as national parties, expressed their interest.

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