Karachi: The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board’s executive committee Najam Sethi is hopeful that he can convince the players to play the final of the next edition of Pakistan Super League in Lahore.
While talking to BBC in an interview Najam Sethi said that they will talk to players while signing contracts with them as to whether they are willing to play the final in Lahore and the board is even willing to pay an extra amount in order to convince them. Najam Sethi was confident that the Punjab government will give security clearance for this particular event.
Najam Sethi also pointed out the fact the PCB is trying to hold Pakistan’s home series against West Indies in October in Sri Lanka because of the high expenses associated with a series in UAE. He added that it is not financially suitable to hold a home series at a venue which is generating extremely low profits. Although Sethi said that the final decision regarding this will only be taken after the PCB has checked the availability of stadiums in Sri Lanka and the weather because it generally spoils the party there at most times. It must be noted that Pakistan and Australia did play a solitary test match at Colombo back in 2002.
Pakistan have been suffering from lack of international cricket since the Sri Lankan team was attacked in Lahore which is why they have been forced to play their home series in UAE.