PCB releases explanation on shortcomings of PSL 5 opening ceremony


Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has thanked the people of Karachi and Lahore for their excellent turnaround whereas has also stated that they will learn from the mistakes that happened in the opening ceremony of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five.

In the press release issued by the PCB, they accept the shortcomings that occurred in the ceremony but it should also be considered that they are hosting such a big event for the first time in Pakistan.

“While there have been strong positives and, image and profile building initiatives, there have also been shortcomings and learnings but these were not unexpected considering this is the biggest cricket spectacle in the history of Pakistan cricket and the first major event since the 2008 Asia Cup,” the press release stated.

PCB added that as an organization they will learn and improve the quality of events in the future. “Being an evolving organization, the PCB is keen to learn from these experiences to further improve the quality of events in the future.”

“Hosting of any opening ceremony presents its own challenges while a number of Pakistan cricket fans have been vocal in their disapproval about elements of the ceremony, a sizeable number of followers were pleased with the display,” it added.

PCB extends its gratitude towards the people of Karachi and Lahore for the initial matches of the PSL five.

“The PCB is overwhelmed with the excellent spectator response and turnaround at the two venues for the first seven matches. When the hosting of the complete PSL 2020 was announced 12 months ago, this is exactly what the PCB had envisaged and the PCB is grateful to all the spectators for supporting its vision and endeavor.”

It must be noted that the competition has now taken a two-day break and the action will begin on February 26 at Multan Cricket Stadium where Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi will take on each other.