PCB to host PSL matches in Multan-Pindi Stadium

Islamabad: PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) is underway to renovate Pindi Stadium amongst others, to possibly host international cricket and, as whole, Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to daily times, PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi will spend around Rs. 1 billion ($8.6million USD) for the renovation of Pindi Stadium scheduled for the next three years. Last month Sethi stated that potentially, all PSL 2019 matches would be held in Pakistan. He named Hyderabad’s Niaz Stadium, Multan Stadium, Pindi Stadium, and Peshawar’s Arab Niaz stadium as possible venues including Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore) and National Stadium (Karachi).

The multimillion dollar investment is an attempt to improve PCB’s infrastructure and revive international cricket in Pakistan. Sri Lanka, West Indies, World XI, and Zimbabwe have visited the country in the recent years since the 2009 attacks.

All these matches have been limited to Lahore and Karachi however. “From next year onward our plan is to organize the PSL and international matches in Multan and Pindi Stadium. That is the reason why we are planning to invest in these two stadiums”, said Sethi. “Since Pindi would be used for international matches, efforts are on to give the stadium and surroundings a clean and attractive look”, he also added.

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