Najam Sethi hopes to stage PSL matches in Pakistan (2017)

Najam Sethi, the chairman of the PSL governing committee, said the organizers considering some possibility of playing the opening campaign in their homeland. Pakistan hoping to stage PSL Twenty20 league matches on home soil on upcoming season if authorities are able to provide security of international players. The country’s cricket chief appealed rise fund for the losses incurred during absence of home matches.

Pakistan never staged any major international tournament on its home grounds long time. They arrange few shorter version cricket matches  against lowly ranked team like Zimbabwe, Afghanistan last year. After the terrorists attacks to Sri Lankan team in 2009 Lahore.

Najam Sethi

After that attacks, pakistan stage their home series on neutral venues in the United Arab Emirates, they also host their first Pakistan Super League (PSL) on that venue in February last year. PSL chairman Najam Sethi said we will try hard to host the PSL in Lahore.

Many international cricketer participating in the competition, they have to asked to play in Pakistan but due to security reason, few agreed to the idea and few disagree. Sethi assurances about “foolproof security” would be provided to matches played in Pakistan. They offered more money to foreign cricketer, but the player didn’t agree. situation improving in Pakistan they are very strict against terrorism now. Karachi Governor and chief minister said they can arrange matches there any time, and they guarantee about foolproof security. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) signed an agreement to Emirates Cricket Board to staged entire tournament there.