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PCB expedites efforts to revive international cricket in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has put the pedal to the metal to revive international cricket in Karachi, ARY News reported.

Chairman PCB Najam Sethi is going to hold a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday to formally launch preparations for Pakistan Super League matches in Karachi.

“I am meeting Sindh CM tomorrow to start preparations for PSL matches in Karachi. Wish me luck!” he wrote on his Twitter handle.

“I have to convince Sindh CM/Rangers to provide security, foreign players, ICC Security firm, and Nespak to fix NAK in 4 months.”

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The Sindh CM has appreciated Chief Executive Officer ARY Digital Network Salman Iqbal for his tremendous efforts for cricket.

Earlier, Sethi had announced that Karachi will host at least four matches in the next edition of PSL, expected to be held next year in February.

The PCB is also negotiating with the Sri Lanka Cricket to hold a Twenty20 match in Lahore and until now there are positive reports from the other side.

“Great win! Great news too about the Lahore T20. Hope the fans are smiling 🙂 Pakistan Zindabad,” Sethi tweeted after Pakistan’s second ODI victory of the five-match series currently being held against Sri Lanka in UAE.

The first match of three-match T20 series between the Asian countries will be held on Oct 26 in Abu Dhabi and its final fixture is scheduled to be held on Oct 29 in Lahore.

The selections committee of the SLC will finalize a squad of 22 by Oct 17 and announce the final 15 on Oct 20.

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