‘With heavy heart, we decided to close doors for crowd at National Stadium’ Wasim Khan


Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s CEO Wasim Khan said that the decision to conduct remaining matches without the crowd has been taken with a heavy heart. 

Khan, while talking to the media after the decision of excluding the crowd during the next four matches in Karachi due to the increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in the metropolis, said that they got instructions from Sindh Government to take the decision which will serve for the betterment of the public.

‘With a very heavy heart, we decided to close doors for the crowd at National Stadium. Human life comes before cricket and I hope people will understand,” he said.

Upon being asked, Khan said that they will monitor the situation in the next 24 hours and a few more decisions related to upcoming Pakistan vs Bangladesh third phase of the tour and Pakistan Cup.

“We will sit and discuss a few more things related to upcoming matches scheduled in Karachi as the city is going through a difficult phase,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that the crowd during the next four matches at NSK will not be allowed. The decision has been taken to better protect the health and safety of the spectators, players, officials, and media.