Imran Khan urges PSL management to provide free tickets for PSL final
by Arya Author
Published - Mar 4, 2017 11:40 pm | Updated - Mar 4, 2017 11:40 pm
Former legendary World Cup winning captain and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran khan has urged the Pakistan Super League (PSL) management to provide free tickets for the seats in a stand in Gaddafi Stadium named after him so that they can catch the live action of the PSL final tomorrow. Cricketing action will be back in Pakistan after a long period of time and Imran feels that the ticket price worth Rs. 12000 in his stand are too costly and not justified for common people.
The historic Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore which hosted the 1996 Wills World Cup final is divided into different sections which are named after former Pakistan legendary cricketers. The final will surely be a big moment for the Pakistan fans who will witness some top-notch international players in action after a long time. While the foreign recruits from the Peshawar Zalmi have agreed to play the final in Pakistan, none of the Quetta Gladiators players will go to Lahore. They have been replaced by 5 other foreign players.
PTI leader Fawad Chaudhary said that people will enjoy more if the tickets are given for free and it will unjust for the common people is the final is kept for elite class only. Earlier PTI chief had lashed out at the Punjab government for hosting the final in Pakistan. Considering the political turmoil in Pakistan, the PTI chief believes that hosting the final in Pakistan might prove to be fatal if any adversity occurs.
“God forbid, if any blast takes place in Lahore, there will be no cricket in Pakistan in the next 10 years,” the PTI chief was quoted as saying by Business Recorder. “This is madness considering the situation here,” he further added. Imran Khan clarified that the indication of the PTI chief was towards the new terrorism which has wrecked Pakistan and has killed many and has left innumerable people injured.