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    Will the entire PSL be held in Pakistan next year?

    Imran Khan has made a bold statement that he wants PSL5 to be entirely held in Pakistan.

    Do you think this will happen, or is it all talk?



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    If the PM of a country wants it, he will direct all the resources of the govt to make it happen. The PSL will also boost the local economy and bring in FDI.

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    Not sure why there is if and buts here, next PSL is happening in Pakistan...

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    Definitely can happen considering every foreign player associated traveled this time around and players like Alex Hale and Chris Jordan who weren't available for most of the seasons came especially to play Pak leg.

    Just need to put in hard work into upgrading few of the stadiums and we will be good to go.

    If executed well we will be seeing full houses across Pakistan.

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    I am more worried about overseas players .i think psl should be hosted in November to get maximum quality players

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    I don't think the whole tournament will be in Pakistan, but more than half the games will be played in Pakistan.

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    Not sure if enough stadiums can be renovated in that time.

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    I think PSL 6 will be the one.

    Next season may be a bit too early.


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    Don't know if it will but it's certainly time that it should - the security situation appears far more stable in Pakistan now and if not now then when? Moreover, get the PSL played at home for a full season or two and it will help to get international cricket back too as the international cricketers will tell their domestic teammates about the true security situation in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Viper View Post
    Not sure if enough stadiums can be renovated in that time.
    You only really need 3 stadiums - perhaps even 2. If the PSL in the UAE can be played at only 3 venues then why not the same number of venues in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi and one other.

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    I have voted other as I would love and hope it does but my instinct tell me that it's not going to be feasible in 2020.

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    Next psl, just aim for 14-16 games in 3 stadiums, pindi, karachi and lahore. Just a gradual increase will be fine.

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    It should be but it could all depend on the political climate of India and Pakistan. As long as both countries. Pakistan looks to be a much more safer country.

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    Hoping to see recently retired WC names also be available for PSL

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    my question for this year - did we host foriegn players by providing presidential level security, keeping them in lockdown in hotels, shutting down their hotels for others to use, shutting down access to areas around stadium, etc., or did we host them with standard security, the kind we may have had before we stopped hosting teams in pakistan.

    if its only possible through presidential level security, hotel lockdown then I dont think its a good idea to expect so many foreign players to just stick to their hotels for a month. maybe a compromise can be to make sharjah be the host for peshawar, abu dhabi or dubai host for quetta, and then pindi, lahore, multan, karachi can be hosts for their teams matches. this may make it a bit harder logisitically but will provide ample breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mon858 View Post
    my question for this year - did we host foriegn players by providing presidential level security, keeping them in lockdown in hotels, shutting down their hotels for others to use, shutting down access to areas around stadium, etc., or did we host them with standard security, the kind we may have had before we stopped hosting teams in pakistan.

    if its only possible through presidential level security, hotel lockdown then I dont think its a good idea to expect so many foreign players to just stick to their hotels for a month. maybe a compromise can be to make sharjah be the host for peshawar, abu dhabi or dubai host for quetta, and then pindi, lahore, multan, karachi can be hosts for their teams matches. this may make it a bit harder logisitically but will provide ample breaks.
    Players have roamed around with security. Expecting to leave players security less is unrealistic and never going to happen.

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    Isn’t Multan cricket stadium the most recently built stadium in Pakistan? Should be easier getting that up to speed than others. Lahore, Karachi and Multan should at the very least be all hosting next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    You only really need 3 stadiums - perhaps even 2. If the PSL in the UAE can be played at only 3 venues then why not the same number of venues in Pakistan. Lahore, Karachi and one other.
    I agree with you.

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    Not the whole tournament but a majority of it could be in Pakistan.

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    they could try faisalabad as a venue too..the crowd there is always rocking even in test matches..

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    Its IK's history, he does what he says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Great Khan View Post
    they could try faisalabad as a venue too..the crowd there is always rocking even in test matches..
    Faisalabad would be a great choice. Nice airport, 5 start Hotel and very close to lahore by road.

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    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

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    IK is am ambitious man- it is why he gets things done.

    If this security situation is good for the next 12 months (and he will bear some responsibility for this too) then why not?

    It also cleverly puts the pressure on Regions to get their house in order & make sure stadiums are upgraded FASTER instead of dragging their feet. If they are not ready then their own lack of ambition & incompetence is exposed. No-one will want to miss out.

    At worst, he will speed up development of infrastucture and allow a chance to see which regions are capably run & you will see MORE PSL in Pakistan.

    At best, perhaps you will see MOST PSL in Pakistan. If he can get it ALL in one year then more power to him.

    It also normalises more & more foreign players playing regularly in Pakistan without incident & then spreading good stories or positive experiences among the cricket community as they move onto other teams & countries.

    All necessary steps for the return of international cricket. You can't have that until you can succesfully host your own domestics at least!

    Good to hear and good luck to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrongun View Post
    IK is am ambitious man- it is why he gets things done.

    If this security situation is good for the next 12 months (and he will bear some responsibility for this too) then why not?

    It also cleverly puts the pressure on Regions to get their house in order & make sure stadiums are upgraded FASTER instead of dragging their feet. If they are not ready then their own lack of ambition & incompetence is exposed. No-one will want to miss out.

    At worst, he will speed up development of infrastucture and allow a chance to see which regions are capably run & you will see MORE PSL in Pakistan.

    At best, perhaps you will see MOST PSL in Pakistan. If he can get it ALL in one year then more power to him.

    It also normalises more & more foreign players playing regularly in Pakistan without incident & then spreading good stories or positive experiences among the cricket community as they move onto other teams & countries.

    All necessary steps for the return of international cricket. You can't have that until you can succesfully host your own domestics at least!

    Good to hear and good luck to it.
    If IK puts his weight and force behind it, then not only will the entire PSL will come back to Pakistan next year but international cricket will also come back to Pakistan, but here i am assuming he will direct the government to help the PCB upgrade maximum number of stadiums in Pakistan and provide fool proof security to foreign teams.

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    Pcb should only bring it back to Pakistan if they can provide safety on at least three grounds in pakistan.

    Lahore , Karachi and Rawalpindi/Multan. Playing 35 on two grounds is a bit of overdo.


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    Can't see that happening. This Pakistan leg is only just over a week and in order to guarantee security to the players they have had to do so much in order to convince foreign players to come, such as shutting down all the roads. This isn't really sustainable for a long period. I think a better idea would be, year by year, try to get more games in Pakistan with each edition. Next year they should try starting the tournament in Pakistan, going back to Dubai then finishing the tournament back in Pakistan. Slowly but surely wins the race.

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    I'm not sure, I think atleast half will.


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    No chance for next season. We only have two viable stadiums. If I was deciding, I would go with 50/50 for the next two seasons. In the meantime work on upgrading infrastructure of/around Rawalpindi & Multan stadiums so that in season 7, Islamabad/Lahore/Multan/Karachi can play their matches at home. Quetta and Peshawar based out of Dubai (manageable flights) until the security situations/stadiums are in good shape. Who knows what the Pakistan of 2023 will look like. Potentially in season 8, add a 7th team (Hyderabad, Sialkot, etc).

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    Pakistani fans in general disgust me, when the PM of a country and now today the President of the country has said that the next PSL is going to be held full fledged in Pakistan next year, then who are we to be so pessimistic. If the full force of the govt is on board it is going to happen, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Pakistani fans in general disgust me, when the PM of a country and now today the President of the country has said that the next PSL is going to be held full fledged in Pakistan next year, then who are we to be so pessimistic. If the full force of the govt is on board it is going to happen, period.
    As we have seen the long term future is in PK but events can overtake the best laid plans. And our neighbours will definitely make sure they do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    As we have seen the long term future is in PK but events can overtake the best laid plans. And our neighbours will definitely make sure they do
    And we will be prepared for our neighbors, whatever they throw at us we will respond in kind to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverSir View Post
    No chance for next season. We only have two viable stadiums. If I was deciding, I would go with 50/50 for the next two seasons. In the meantime work on upgrading infrastructure of/around Rawalpindi & Multan stadiums so that in season 7, Islamabad/Lahore/Multan/Karachi can play their matches at home. Quetta and Peshawar based out of Dubai (manageable flights) until the security situations/stadiums are in good shape. Who knows what the Pakistan of 2023 will look like. Potentially in season 8, add a 7th team (Hyderabad, Sialkot, etc).
    I suggest you listen to Ehsan Mani's press conference. They are renovating Rawalpindi stadium and that will be ready for next years PSL. Also Multan is being looked at too and should also be ready when required. That is four stadiums. The first leg could be in Lahore, the second in Multan, the third in Pindi and the final leg of group matches in Karachi. The first eliminator could be played in Lahore and Pindi with the final in Pindi or Lahore..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Pakistani fans in general disgust me, when the PM of a country and now today the President of the country has said that the next PSL is going to be held full fledged in Pakistan next year, then who are we to be so pessimistic. If the full force of the govt is on board it is going to happen, period.
    Relax dude, its only the negative brigade on PP. Pakistani fans in the country love the PSL and are a helluvalot more optimistic than the so called experts on here..

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    The players today expect 5 star hotel facilities with recreational options, gyms, swimming pools. In the next few months we are going to inspect the state of the stadiums throughout the country and assess what needs to be done

    1) Rawalpindi Stadium

    - It is being renovated and upgraded, Rs 100 million has already been spent on it and it should be ready by June-July 2019. Obviously it is not going to be like the National Stadium but its good enough

    2) Multan Stadium

    - We have a good stadium in Multan, it is close to 5 star facilities, it will need some upgrading ofcourse

    I realistically expect that we can get 4-5 stadiums in Pakistan up and running for the next PSL in 2020 and that way each stadium can have an average of 7-8 games in total

    3) Hyderabad Stadium

    - The CM of Sindh urged that we hold a few PSL matches in Hyderabad next year, but the problem is we don't have any ownership of the stadium and the stadium over there is in very bad shape, there are also no floodlights in Hyderabad and there are no 5 star facilities close by so it will be a logistical problem

    - I told the CM if he wants it done then he has to work on the stadium and do something about the 5 star facilities

    4) Miranshah Credit Stadium

    - I have been told that there is a good stadium there

    5) Shahid Afridi Cricket Stadium in Fata

    - I have been told that there is a good stadium there

    6) Muzzafarabad Cricket Stadium

    - I have been told that there is not only a good Cricket Stadium there but there is also an Excellent 5 star Pearl Continental Hotel close by as well. If we can even hold one PSL game there, we will do it and DGISPR has assured us that he will provide us with all the logistical support that we need
    Ehsan Mani's comments during the press conference today

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Great Khan View Post
    I suggest you listen to Ehsan Mani's press conference. They are renovating Rawalpindi stadium and that will be ready for next years PSL. Also Multan is being looked at too and should also be ready when required. That is four stadiums. The first leg could be in Lahore, the second in Multan, the third in Pindi and the final leg of group matches in Karachi. The first eliminator could be played in Lahore and Pindi with the final in Pindi or Lahore..
    How do the Indians do it in the IPL? I doubt that they play more than one game at a stretch on one wicket or stadium, two or more consecutive games in a stadium has a negative impact on the stadium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    How do the Indians do it in the IPL? I doubt that they play more than one game at a stretch on one wicket or stadium, two or more consecutive games in a stadium has a negative impact on the stadium
    If we can get Pindi, Lahore, Multan, Karachi up and running...we can get home and away matches going for the home teams based there. Quetta and Peshwar mixing up their matches between the stadiums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Ehsan Mani's comments during the press conference today
    So basically Pindi and Multan should be ready to hold some games next year. Wish someone had asked him about the status of Peshawar's stadium renovations.

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    I would personally say, another one or two years before the full PSL is shifted back to Pakistan. A bit too early to consider the full PSL in Pakistan.


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    The cities canít be at standstill for 5 weeks and the players canít be couped up for that long in hotels either.

    Itís a worthy lofty goal and a lot of work will have to be done in the next year.


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    Lot depends on what happens during this year. Security and visits by some international teams would be important


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    Entire BPL is usually played at 2-3 stadiums. We can easily renovate Pindi, Faislabad and Multan stadium in a year, that will give us 5 stadiums which will be more than enough. If no major security related incident takes place in next year than there is no reason why we cannot move entire PSL to Pakistan.


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