The Prime Minister—Imran Khan has taken the decision of hosting the complete Pakistan Super League—Fifth edition (PSL-5) in Pakistan next year, as per his special assistant.
Naeemul Haq—the Special Assistant to PM on Saturday, tweeted that the empty stadiums at the PSL matches in the United Arab Emirates justify the decision of the Prime Minister to shift the entire PSL to Pakistan next year.
He expressed confidence that the nation would witness completely crowded stadiums in all the big cities of Pakistan once the franchise is brought to Pakistan.
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Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi also wrote on Twitter in favour of the decision of PM Khan.
When PSL was launched back in 2016, all the matches were held in Sharjah and Dubai, since the United Arab Emirates has long been the second home ground for the Pakistani cricket.
Next year fixtures again were played in the UAE, except for the final match which was played in Lahore.
Last year, that is in 2018, the 2 eliminator matches were hosted in Lahore and the final match was hosted in Karachi.
In the current edition of the Pakistan Super League, 8 matches have been scheduled which are to be played in Pakistan, out of them 3 would be played in Lahore while the remaining 5 matches which include the final would be played in Karachi.