Ruled out of PSL final, Shahid Afridi posts emotional message

Ruled out of PSL final, Shahid Afridi posts emotional message

Pakistan has not hosted a leading global cricket since the Sri Lankan team bus was involved in a terrorist attack in 2009, an incident that took place close to Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium.

Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry has said party Chairman Imran Khan wishes that tickets of Imran Khan Enclosure at the Qaddafi Stadium Lahore should be given free of cost to cricket lovers. It is not any one of the top cities of Pakistan - the capital Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi - who will be contesting the final.

People from across the country have thronged to Lahore support their favourite teams and experience the live action of the players.

Reliable sources have confirmed that the PCB has invited Bangladesh for a series in November, which can be considered as Pakistan's another attempt to bring back worldwide cricket.


Bijoy is the first Bangladeshi cricketer to play in Pakistan soil after 2009 when terrorists attacked on Sri Lanka team bus.

The group stages and knockout matches of the PSL Twenty20 competition have been held in Pakistan's adopted home of the United Arab Emirates but the showpiece is due to take place at the Gaddafi.

The provincial government has promised at least 7,000 police officers to guard the surroundings of Gaddafi Stadium, and encouraged spectators to travel to the venue well ahead of the final to avoid long delays at security checkpoints. "This is injustice with cricket fans". He said the ongoing edition of the PSL was better in many ways compared to its inaugural edition and it is heartening sign that its final is being played in Lahore.

Any security lapses would be a massive setback, he added, saying "we can say goodbye to int cricket in Pak for the next decade".

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