Jordan set to ignore advice over PSL final

Posted March 05, 2017

And no matter how tight the security arrangements in Lahore are, the memories from 2004 are still fresh in not just Sri Lankan cricket fraternity, but among other countries too.

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The PCB has also invited security experts from Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) to the PSL's final. At least 13 people were killed in Lahore when a bomber targeted police escorting a rally by pharmacists.

Doubts were raised over Lahore hosting the final when a wave of new terrorist attacks hit Pakistan last month.

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Sources said that two helicopters were also approved for aerial surveillance of stadium. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6pm and the match for 8pm. I've seen pictures, attractive places, lovely people. "The walkthrough security gates are also being installed at the entrance points of the stadium to ensure the best security for all", he added.

PSL chairman Najam Sethi says that at least four players from each team will be picked from a pool of around 60 foreign cricketers.

Quetta Gladiators offered Bijoy to play for them after their overseas players pull out of the final for security concerns. It is believed that the foreign players will be offered separate payments - some as high as $50,000 - for playing in Pakistan. The UAE has been a "home" away from home for Pakistan and the inaugural edition of the PSL was held here.

Zimbabwe agreed to tour Pakistan for a limited-overs series in 2015, but even with extensive security measures in place for that visit there was a bomb attack during the second ODI.