PSL 2023 matches to go as planned in Lahore, Rawalpindi: PCB

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday announced that the Pakistan Super League season eight (PSL 8) matches will continue as planned in Lahore and Rawalpindi.

PCB’s management committee head Najam Sethi broke the news on Twitter.

“Good news: CM Punjab Mohsin Naqvi Saheb has been kind enough to agree to share the cost of lighting routes during PSL matches in Lahore. HBl PSL8 matches in Lahore and Pindi shall continue as scheduled,” he tweeted.

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The announcement comes after the cricket board and the interim government of Punjab reached a consensus on a financial dispute regarding the cost of the security arrangements.

Earlier, the PCB had decided to move the PSL matches from Lahore and Rawalpindi to Karachi after following a deadlock with the caretaker setup on the same issue.

The dispute concerned the method of splitting the cost of security arrangements for PSL in three cities, i.e., Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi.

The interim government had demanded the PCB pay the full cost of Rs450 million, but the cricket board refused to comply, insisting that it had a deal to pay only rs50 million as part of catering cost, with the previous Punjab government that was dissolved in January 2023.