Finally Decided, PSL Final 2017 must be Played in Lahore
All Franchises of Pakistan Super League have agreed to play the final match in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. In a meeting carried out in Dubai on Monday, the Chairman of PSL Najam Sethi along with all the team owners put emphasize to reinforce the solidarity by taking the decision to play the PSL final at the famous Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore.
The enthusiasm of taking the cricket back home will not only open the gates for international cricket but also boost the passion for the cricket in the hearts of people.
According to the news all members of the teams will be provided high security and safety for the PSL final match. Apart from this, news stated that players willing to tour Pakistan will be honored with amount of 10,000-50,000$ for travelling to Pakistan.
As we see the passion building for the final to be played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore, there are few players like Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle and Mahela Jayawerdene who have refused to play the final match in Lahore, Pakistan. The issue is still being discussed. Whereas sources have confirmed that most of the players of Peshawar Zalmi along with Captain Darren Sammy, Chris Jordan are ready to play the final in Pakistan. On the other hand a list of agreed player is being created which is expected to be finalized till 22nd February of current year.
After disastrous bomb blasts carried out in various cities of Pakistan, this decision is an effort to heal the wounded hearts and create the feeling of joy and spread the happiness all over the people of Pakistan. Some news are stating this as a clear message to the enemies of Pakistan that they will not succeed in their sinful plans.
Invitation to Prime Minister, Army Chief and CM
Moreover, Najam Sethi, the Chairman of PSL has invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif along with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief Ministers of all the provinces to watch the PSL final in Lahore. The final of PSL will be played in Lahore on 5th March, 2017.
List of agreed players till now include:
|Rohan Mustafa||Anamul Haq Bijoy||Danza Hyatt||Tino Best||Darren Stevens (Gold)||Nawroz Mangal||Soumya Sarkar (Silver)||Brendan Taylor (Gold)||Sean Ervine (Silver)|
|Devon Thomas||Shahriar Nafees||Joshua Cobb (Gold)||Phil Mustard||Richard Levi (Gold/Silver)||Farveez maharoof||Owais Shah (Gold)||Rashid Khan (Diamond)||Chamara Kapugedera (Gold)|
|Jayson Mohammad||Dawid Malan (Gold)||Nikhill Dutta||Krishmar Santokie||Peter Trego (Silver)||Danushka Gunathilaka||Jade Dernbach (Gold)||Ashar Zaidi (Silver)||Milinda Siriwardana (Gold)|
|Shane Shillingsford||Morne van Wyk (Gold)||Alex Wakely (Gold)||Fidel Edwards (Gold/Silver)||Miguel Cummins (Silver)||Kusal Mendis||Yasir Arafat (Gold)||Ryan ten Doeschate (Silver)||Anuk Fernando (Gold)|
|Craig Ervine||Sachitra Senanayake (Gold)||Jeevan Mendis (Silver)||Elton Chigumbura (Gold/Silver)||Asghar Stanikzai (Gold)||Steven Taylor||Rayad Emrit (Diamond)||Akeal Hosein (Silver)||Gihan Rupasinghe (Silver)|
|Sean Williams||Seekuge Prasanna (Gold)||Azeem Rafiq||Max Waller (Silver)||Dawlat Zadran||Azharullah||Suleman Benn (Gold)||Graeme Cremer (Silver)||Kausal Silva (Silver)|