LONDON: Pakistan Super League (PSL) Chairman Najam Sethi has said that preparations for the second edition of PSL are complete, the final of which will be played in Lahore.
He was exclusively talking to our correspondent Wadood Mushtaq in London. Sethi said world’s leading cricketers will be participating in the league, of which the final will be played in Lahore on March 8 or 9, 2017.
Pakistan has not staged major international cricket events on its home grounds — barring a few limited over matches against lowly ranked Zimbabwe last year — since terrorists attacks targeted the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009.
Earlier in July, Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga and South African all-rounder Albie Morkel joined the players’ roster for the second edition of the league, ahead of the players’ draft.
A statement by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that both the players have agreed to be the part of players’ draft which will be held in October this year.
Malinga and Morkel joined former Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum and current England ODI and T20 captain Eoin Morgan in having signed up for PSL.
Malinga, who captained Sri Lanka to the 2014 ICC World T20 trophy, had to withdraw from last year’s player draft because of an injury.