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Imran Khan opposes PSL final in Pakistan

By Web Desk
February 28, 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and former cricket hero Imran Khan on Monday opposed the government’s decision to hold the final of Pakistan Super League in Lahore, citing security concerns in the country.

Speaking to media shortly after the Punjab government made the decision at a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Khan expressed doubt that deploying army and strict security arrangement for the event would make people think that peace has been restored.

Imran Khan said there would no cricket in Pakistan for the next ten years if fear of blast materialized.

The PTI chairman said decision to hold the final in the wake of deadly bombings was madness.

Reacting to Imran Khan’s statement, Marriyum Aurangzeb asked the PTI chairman not to become Bal Thackeray of Pakistan by opposing the cricket event.

The PSL T20 tournament is being played in United Arab Emirates and as part of their efforts to restore international cricket in the country Pakistani cricket officials and the government want to hold the final in Lahore.

Gunmen attacked a bus of Sri Lankan cricket team which was part of a convoy on March 3 2009 in Lahore. At least eight people including six po licemen were killed in the attack.