PSL Final

PSL final is a concern in karachi due to low turnout 

From the start of the HBL Pakistan Super League, karachi has always been a concern for PCB and cricket fans due to the low crowds and empty stands, especially the PSL final, which is a big threat to PCB and the management of PSL 9.

Before the covid 19 karachi hosted the final of PSL final with a jam-packed capacity of 35000+. After regular incidents of street crimes in karachi and target killing following absolute negligency in management and steps taken by PCB like poles of big screens between the stands, 10-15 feet tall grille right in front of stands is major causes of the low crowd in National cricket stadium karachi.

What if No crowd in the PSL Final

Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam shacked hands together when Usman Khan punched the single down the ground to push the Multan Sultans into the 4th consecutive final. But the moment was the empty crowd in front of the two most liked players of the Pakistan national cricket team. It was also not due to the outcome of the final results, but it was a concern for superior authorities to look into this matter of the PSL final in karachi. 

A second-best league deserves a full house every game, like in Rawalpindi, Lahore Multan which promises a full crowd every time. But in the past couple of years, it has decreased to a significant level, due to poor maintenance of the karachi police, due to which strite crimes, especially mobile snatching and others are in common, so the crowd doesn’t put their lives in danger for the sake of T20 entertainment. 

PSL Final

Another main reason is PCB management didn’t notice the Ramzan coming and now the last phase of the league will be finished in the first Ashra of the Holy Ramzan the matches will start at 9 PM and end in the middle of midnight, so they not enough time for the Sehri, which is an extremely short time to escape from the surroundings of the stadium as well.

With all the playoffs and league matches completed successfully in HBL PSL 9, the management is worried about damaging the prestigious view of the tournament across the globe like PSL Final is scheduled to be in karachi with everyone expecting the same scenes of empty stands in the final as well, which is extremely harmful and make bad exposure outside of the country.

Shifting of PSL Matches

From very accurate sources the conspiracy and fluke that the remaining matches of the PSL are moving to another venue is not true, neither management is thinking about it. It is also because karachi is the home of cricket in Pakistan, that they will aware crows of the measurements and protocols they’re arranging for the fans’ engagement like the internet, free parking, easy pathways, and no or minimum hurdles like stadium distance and shuttle station.

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PSL 9 Final on Working day Monday 

There is also a bit more concern regarding the date of the final, like everyone will be tired till 9 PM after returning from the office, so there is useless rest on Sunday keeping the fitness of the players playing for the Final. Fans on social media criticize the management regarding the final-day selection of the prime tournament of Pakistan.

Sources suggested that the main reason for that patchy schedule was to accommodate every team to its home crowds without breaking their momentum like back-to-back breaks within the match could break the momentum and fan interest. So to remove this confusion PCB sets a patchy schedule for players and fans. But the Pakistan Cricket Board should also think seriously regarding the concerns of the fans experienced during the 6-hour cricket match.

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