The Pakistan Cricket Board has reschedule the PSL 2023 final due to the bad weather forecast over the coming days.
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The final was initially scheduled for Sunday, 19 March, in Lahore, but considering the available information about the weather, the board has decided to hold the final on Saturday, 18 March, at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Additionally, Sunday and Monday will be reserved days in case the match cannot be completed or played on Saturday.
The HBL PSL 8 is the marquee event of the Pakistan Cricket Board, with teams preparing all year to feature in the final and lift the Supernove Trophy.
Cricket fans eagerly await the final to see their favorite team crowned as champions. The board’s decision to use the off-day and play the final on Saturday is a sensible and proactive approach given the bad weather forecast.
The board has discussed the decision with the teams involved in the Play-offs, and they support the board’s decision. There will be no inconvenience to the cricket fans as tickets purchased for Sunday’s match will remain valid for Saturday’s rescheduled final.
With the additional reserve days, the board is taking necessary precautions to ensure that the final can take place without any issues.
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Najam Sethi, Chair of PCB Management Committee: “The HBL PSL 8 is our marquee event. All the teams aim and prepare whole year to not only feature in the final but to lift the Supernove Trophy, while the passionate cricket fans also wait anxiously to see their favourite team being crowned as the champion.
“As such, and on the basis of available information about bad weather forecast, it is a sensible and proactive approach that we use the off-day and play the final on Saturday, and utilise Sunday along with Monday as reserve days. This will give us two reserve days in case the match cannot be completed or played on Saturday instead of the traditional one day.
“We have spoken with the teams involved in the Play-offs, and they are not only aligned to our decision but have backed and supported our decision.
“There will be no inconvenience to the cricket fans as tickets purchased for Sunday’s match will remain valid for Saturday’s rescheduled final.”