LAHORE, Pakistan: The Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar M Khan has said that PCB has not given up holding of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final at Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore on March 5.
“We will not bow down to the terrorists or their heinous designs and we are fully determined to hold the final of the mega event at Lahore and we have informed the government in this regard”, he told newsmen in Lahore on Wednesday.
The Chairman PCB expressed his gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for supporting PCB stance of holding the PSL final at Gadaffi stadium.
“We highly value the gesture shown by the Army Chief for the cause of cricket in Pakistan and PCB has sent him a special message of thanks”, he added.
Shaharyar Khan informed that security experts and managers of various cricket boards will soon be visiting Pakistan to access security situation for the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan.
Referring to cricketers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif who were suspended on the allegations of spot fixing in PSL, he said “PCB wants to give them a fair chance for their defence.”
Khan said that PCB has zero tolerance for corruption in cricket and added that there was no place for the cricketers in national cricket who are involved in the menace.
“Such cricketers will be given exemplary punishment in order to set precedent for young cricketers and to save the future of the game”, he added.