PSL 9 Matches Excludes Peshawar over Unfinished Stadium Woes

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PSL 9 Matches Excludes Peshawar over Unfinished Stadium Woes
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Peshawar won’t host PSL 9 matches for season nine in 2024. Despite a two-year construction period for Hayatabad Cricket Stadium by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the project remains incomplete.

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The installation of crucial floodlights hasn’t even begun, preventing Peshawar from hosting PSL matches. Sources reveal that construction costs have surpassed billions, yet the stadium remains unfinished.

Enthusiastic cricket fans were hopeful to see their favorite players in Peshawar. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to host PSL 9 matches in Karachi, Lahore, Multan, and Rawalpindi.

Teams will start assembling on February 12 for practice sessions and matches across four days. The event kicks off on February 17 in Lahore, with defending champs Lahore Qalandars facing Islamabad United.

Subsequently, Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings clash in Multan on February 18. Karachi’s first game, recommended between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United, is set for February 28. Matches in Rawalpindi start on March 1, featuring United against Quetta Gladiators.

In total, Karachi will host 11 matches, while Lahore and Rawalpindi will each host nine, and Multan will have five. The playoffs and the final, scheduled for March 17, will take place in Karachi.

Teams have finalized their squads for season nine at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore after an extensive selection process.

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