PSL Chairman, Najam Sethi, has vowed for 2-4 matches to be entertained in Karachi after a grand success in Lahore, therefore the preparations in National Stadium has been started after a very long time.
Representatives from security consultancy firm Eastern Star International, which works with the International Cricket Council, the Federation of International Cricketers Associations and other such bodies, also visited the National Stadium of Karachi on Monday to compile their report on the venue’s security arrangements and to give a go-ahead for next year’s Pakistan Super League.
Following the visit of ICC representative, Reg Dickason, submitted a favorable report to the ICC, indicating that the city of Karachi and its sole international level stadium is safe enough for the T20 league.
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi has already admitted that the condition of the National Stadium is in the extremely bad state. “The condition of the stadium is not very good and you guys know the reason behind it,” Sethi said while addressing a press conference.
“We are considering to equip the stadium with all modern facilities ahead of the much-awaited matches and return to cricket in Karachi. We have a very short time for the renovation work of the stadium,” he added.
Moreover, Karachi has begun cleaning up the surroundings of the stadium, while renovation work is expected to begin Monday.