The Pakistan Cricket Board chief Najam Sethi has confirmed that the ongoing Pakistan Super League will go as per plans, despite the horrific terror attack by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, on Friday evening. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the office of the chief of the Karachi police late on Friday, February.
Four people, including two policemen, were reported dead by PTI after terrorists entered the four-storey office building and started the gunfire. The tussle between the security personnel and the terrorists lasted for about four hours before the gunmen were neutralized.
Meanwhile, newly recruit PCB Chief Najam Sethi has said that PSL matches will continue as per schedule and all the players will be looked after. In another report, it was assured the security agencies and government had also given clearance for the PSL matches to continue in Karachi.
Quetta Gladiators were practicing at the National Stadium at that time of the attack and got delayed while returning back to their hotel. But the PCB said it remained confident in the security it has provided the teams.
“We have been working very closely with all the stakeholders, including the local and foreign security experts, who have provided assurances and comfort that the event can proceed as there was no threat to cricket. The PCB remains committed to providing complete safety and security to all the participants and, as always, will continue to work very closely with the security experts and law enforcing agencies,” Sethi added.
“The incident which happened yesterday us unrelated to the PSL,” Sethi said. Two matches of the PSL are scheduled at the National Stadium on Saturday and Sunday and reportedly security has been beefed up at the team hotel and match venue.