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Pakistan to allow crowds witness cricket

7 February, 2021

Pakistan is to permit spectators to witness its popular Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket matches, international news agencies reported.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday it will permit 20 percent capacity crowds at the matches that involves franchise teams with international stars.

“The decision means around 7,500 ticketed spectators will be allowed access inside the National Stadium (in Karachi) per match day, while around 5,500 will be able to attend each match day at the Gaddafi Stadium (in Lahore),” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.

Last March, when the pandemic was shutting down global sports, four PSL matches were held in closed stadiums and the playoffs in Lahore postponed to November in an empty National Stadium in Karachi.

The sixth PSL begins on February 20 with Karachi hosting the first 20 games before the T-20 competition moves to Lahore, which hosts the remaining 14 matches, including the final on March 22.