Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shahryar Khan has said that the Final of next year’s Pakistan Super League will be held in Karachi. He gave the statement while talking to media where he further said that once the final of the ongoing PSL is successfully held in Lahore, next year’s PSL final will be hosted in Karachi.
Talking about ongoing PSL, Shahryar Khan said that PSL’s Chairman Najam Sethi will be leaving for Dubai tonight where he will have a meeting with foreign players in order to convince them to come to Pakistan for PSL Final, that is scheduled to be held on 05th March at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Regarding to Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, who were suspended by PCB for alleged spot-fixing during PSL earlier this month, the PCB Chairman said both the players can submit their answer till 03rd March. After their answers, it will then be decided whether to constitute a commission or a disciplinary committee, Chairman PCB told.
On Chairman PTI Imran Khan’s opposing comments regarding to the PSL Final in Lahore, PCB Chief said that Imran Khan is a politician and PCB has nothing to do with his politics. The decision has been taken in accordance with the wished of Pakistan people who want to see International Cricket back in Pakistan, Khan added. Imran Khan on Monday had termed the idea of hosting the PSL Final in Lahore as ‘madness’, after the Government of Punjab gave the green signal to PCB for holding the PSL Final in Lahore.
PSL to become first T20 League to use DRS, says Najam Sethi
Chairman PSL Najam Sethi has said that PSL will be using the DRS (Decision Review) in the Play-offs Matches, becoming the first T20 league in the history of Cricket to use the review system. He announced about the proceedings by tweeting about it saying that it is another first step taken by HB PLS to use DRS in Play-Offs.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) February 27, 2017
The decision to implement DRS comes after umpires were criticized for making poor on-field decision multiple times in the tournament. The DRS will now allow teams to question the on-field umpire’s decision.
Under the system, both the sides will be allowed a limited number of unsuccessful challenges before they are barred from requesting a referral for the remainder of an innings. But, in order to not delay the game, they must make it clear within a matter of seconds of the umpire’s original verdict whether they wish to call on DRS.