Pakistan Super League (PSL) 4 has shifted its three fixtures matches from Lahore to Karachi on Sunday.
Pakistan Cricket Board has stated the shift due to logistical issues. Now the eight matches of Pakistan will be played in Karachi along with the final.
The decision is made as a result of Pakistan-India conflict in the past days. The League is not ready to risk the life of any individual and could not compromise the security threats. The administration is ready to sacrifice match schedule over safety issues.
“It is unfortunate that the headquarters of Pakistan cricket will be unable to host the PSL matches in 2019 due to no fault of the PCB, but this is a small sacrifice for a bigger and larger national cause,” Ehsan Mani said.
As a reaction, Lahoris have a mix response, few are welcoming enough to have eight matches in Pakistan, few to thank League to take up the project while others totally condemn the situation.
The UAE leg will end on March 5 and start off from March 9 in Karachi instead of March 5 in Lahore, as was planned previously.
Saturday, 9 March – Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (match starts 7pm PST)
Sunday, 10 March – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators (match starts 7pm PST)
Monday, 11 March – Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans (match starts 2pm PST); Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi (match starts 7pm PST)
Wednesday, 13 March – Qualifier (1 v 2) (match starts 7pm PST)
Thursday, 14 March – Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) (match starts 7pm PST)
Friday, 15 March – Eliminator 2 (match starts 7pm PST)
Sunday, 17 March – Final (match starts 7pm PST)