Big-time cricket returns to Karachi after 9 years

Kamran Akmal soaks in the applause Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2018 Sharjah

Kamran Akmal soaks in the applause Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2018 Sharjah

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Thousands of spectators arrived at National Stadium Karachi on a hot Sunday afternoon to witness the first major cricketing event in the port city in the last nine years.

The chairman PCB visited the stadium in Karachi two days before the final of PSL 3 to inspect the arrangements for the mega event.

But authorities have been working hard to ease worldwide cricket back to Pakistan, with the final of last year's PSL in Lahore seen as a major turning point.

Teams have flown to Pakistan to play eliminators in Lahore and final in Karachi, but there are concerns about foreign players.

On the same tour, terrorists attacked the Sri Lanka team bus at Lahore.

Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed, while six members of the Sri Lanka team were injured.

That resulted in an end to worldwide cricket in the country, and the Pakistan Cricket Board moved its home matches to the United Arab Emirates.

Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar believes the Pakistan Super League is going from strength to strength and Sunday's showpiece final in Karachi acts as another shop window to show that the country is well on the way to staging top-level cricket again regularly. The preliminary matches were played at Dubai and Sharjah in the UAE.

Upon discussing this issue with Pakistan's legends Waqar Younis and Saqlain Mushtaq, Khaleej Times found that they were waiting for the moment when the league will be played in the country.

"Sethi is very courageous in his decision making", said Clarke, who is also the head of the Pakistan Task Team formed to help revive worldwide cricket in Pakistan.

"The order is to just go out and bat the way I bat". We don't need to get these players who don't want to come to Pakistan.

Former skipper and all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who is still winning the hearts of people not only in Pakistan but also in the world by his mesmerizing performance, could be enlisted among the victims of Karachi, where street crime is on the rise, after this video.

All six PSL teams have foreign players in their squads for the third season.

The defending PSL champions then went through a nerve-shredding eliminator against Quetta Gladiators, before beating Karachi Kings to make it through to a second successive final.

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