Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that the next edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be played entirely in Pakistan.
“Pakistan is a secure country today,” he said while unveiling the country’s new visa policy here.
The first two editions of PSL were entirely held in the UAE. In the third edition, only three matches, including the final, were played in Pakistan and the rest in the UAE. In the fourth 34 matches were played in all, with Pakistan’s share limited to only eight.
Mr Khan said that as a former cricketer he knew well how boring it was to play matches in almost-empty stadiums. He said Pakistan had embarked on a new path leading to peace.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday congratulated the Pakistan Cricker Board (PCB) and the country’s security forces for holding a “successful PSL extravaganza in Pakistan”.
“Congratulations to Quetta Gladiators and their manager and my friend Viv Richards on their win,” the premier said in a tweet.
“InshaAllah, the next PSL will be held entirely in Pakistan,” PM Imran went on to add.
Congratulations to PCB, all the organisers & security forces for holding a successful PSL extravaganza in Pakistan. Congratulations to Quetta Gladiators & their manager & my friend Viv Richards on their win. InshaAllah, the next PSL will be held entirely in Pakistan.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 18, 2019