Decision to hold PSL final in Lahore likely today

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.26 (ANI): The decision regarding the venue of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final is likely to be taken today. Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan, while remaining keen on staging the high-profile PSL final in Lahore, had insisted that the final decision in this regard would be made by the federal government. The committee meeting is currently underway and chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, with National Security Adviser Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua, Commander Lahore Corps Lt Gen Sadiq Ali, Punjab Minister for Anti Terrorism Lt Col (retd) Sardar Ayub Khan Gadhi, Director General Rangers Punjab Azhar Naveed Hayat and other higher officials from military as well as civil leadership are attending the same. Earlier, there were doubts whether the PCB would hold the PSL final in Lahore on March 5 following the February 13 suicide bombing in which 13 people were killed, the Dawn reported. However, in a meeting held last week between the PSL management and the five franchise owners in Dubai, it was decided the summit clash of the tournament would be held in Lahore as per schedule. It should be noted that Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket tournaments since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009,when six Pakistani Policemen were killed and some of the visiting players were injured. (ANI)