PSL Final – A Suggestion

Posted by Syed Nayyar Uddin on February 21, 2017 in Cricket, My Views, Pakistan, Sports |

Dear Mr. Prime Minister

اسلام و علیکم


As you know very well, the last few days have been extremely traumatic for the nation, resulting in depressed economic and social activities.

As such, the nation needs a tonic of high voltage cricket entertainment dose, to uplift the dampened spirits of its citizens, not only in Lahore (just for a three hours match), but in all major cities of Pakistan.

In this connection, there is a fervent debate going on in the country, on the pros and cons of playing the final match of the PSL-2, in Lahore.

In this regard, in my humble opinion, if the match is played in Lahore without foreign players or ordinary low profile “D” grade foreign players, it will take the gloss out of the PSL league and subsequently, also de-value the tournament, giving a lot of satisfaction to the inimical forces, who don’t want the cricket to flourish, once again in Pakistan.

As such, if you approve, the PCB may be directed to hold the PSL final in Dubai, with genuine foreign players; and immediately after PSL final in Dubai, a six matches series (with or without foreign players) should be played in Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, AJK (which has a good stadium) and Lahore; to raise the morale of the nation, which is badly deprived of quality cricket and also suffering from the scourge of terrorism.

The format of the series should be planned in such a manner that for the Karachi match, the Karachi Kings should play with the final winner of PSL in Dubai. However, if Karachi is the final winner of PSL played in Dubai, it should play with the runners up of the final.

The same pattern of format should be used for Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad and Lahore matches, as well.

For the match of the AJK, the Dubai PSL final winner team should play, with a combined team of rest of the four franchises.

The above format is sure to be a big hit with the cricket lovers in each city; and all over Pakistan, by providing a chance of their life time, to the local spectators, to watch their favourite players in action after a long gap of eight years.

This cricket series (may be named as Pakistan Cup) will unite the nation in an unprecedented manner, as all the five franchises of the five cities will get the matches in their cities; plus a big message of solidarity will also go to the entire Kashmiri population, as well.

Best Regards,

Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad


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