The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday introduced that the much-anticipated closing for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) might be performed on March 18 (Saturday) as an alternative of March 19 (Sunday) as was initially deliberate.
In a press launch, PCB mentioned that the choice had been made “conserving in view unhealthy climate over the approaching days.
“Sunday and Monday will be treated as reserve days just in case the match cannot be played or completed on Saturday,” the assertion added.
PCB Administration Committee Chairman Najam Sethi mentioned: “PSL eight is our marquee occasion. All of the groups intention and put together the entire yr to not solely function within the closing however to elevate the Supernova Trophy, whereas the passionate cricket followers additionally wait anxiously to see their favorite crew being topped because the champion.
“As such, and on the basis of available information about the bad weather forecast, it is a sensible and proactive approach that we use the off-day and play the final on Saturday, and utilise Sunday along with Monday as reserve days. This will give us two reserve days in case the match cannot be completed or played on Saturday instead of the traditional one day.”
Sethi additional clarified that the PCB has spoken with the groups concerned within the playoffs and “they are not only aligned with our decision but have backed and supported” the governing physique’s determination.
He additionally clarified that cricket followers would face no inconvenience because of the rescheduling as tickets bought for Sunday’s match will stay legitimate for Saturday’s rescheduled closing.