“Kis Muh Se Indians Ko Bula Rhe Asia Cup Ke Liye?” PCB Trolled After Reports Of Shifting PSL To UAE
The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is currently being played in Pakistan but the Pakistan Cricket Board is facing some problems regarding the security arrangements of matches. Till 27th Feb 2023, all the matches will be held as per the schedule but after that, all the matches which were scheduled to be played in Lahore and Rawalpindi will be shifted to Karachi and the reason behind this decision is the big demand made by the Punjab government.
According to the reports, the Punjab government has demanded a huge amount of Rs. 450 million for making the security arrangements for matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Recently, the PCB officials had a meeting with the delegation of the Punjab government and it seems that the PCB chief Najam Sethi has refused to pay such a huge amount to the Punjab government. The owners of the teams have also refused to pay anything more than Rs. 50 million (which is already paid) to the Punjab government for the purpose of providing meals to the security officials during the matches played in Rawalpindi and Lahore.
However on the other hand, the Sindh government has asked only Rs. 30 million for organizing matches in Karachi.
As revealed by a source, the government delegation was told clearly that PCB won’t be paying such a whopping amount but the delegation was not in the mood to budge from its demand. The PCB chief and officials are of the opinion that if once such demand is accepted, it will set a wrong example for the future as the governments may ask for bigger amount for international matches.
The source further said that such a big amount for security arrangements was not paid by PCB even when PSL was organized in UAE. PCB is of the opinion that PSL is a national brand so the government should come and help in organizing the tournament with open heart. However, the franchisees of PSL have given a suggestion to PCB that the tournament should be shifted to UAE or United States if the Punjab government doesn’t back down from its demand.
As this report got published, online users took to Twitter and started trolling PCB, especially the Indian netizens who slammed PCB for not being able to organize their home tournament PSL in Pakistan and then they are hoping to host India in the Asia Cup.
Here are some selected reactions:
BREAKING NEWS — PSL franchises have suggested PCB to shift PSL8 to UAE or United States incase Punjab Govt does not steps back from the demand of security expenses. #HBLPSL8
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) February 26, 2023
So not ready to pay own government but ready to face loss by playing there. sure keep on playing in UAE etc. Punjab raises the crowd and PCB/Franchises need to pay expenses to some extent.
— Muhammad Munib 🇵🇰 (@MunibSarfraz) February 26, 2023
Pcb and franchises will spend money to move league to uae/usa but will not spend money to move it to lahore and pindi waoo
— NC (@NurMhmd56) February 26, 2023
Aata kharidne tak ke paise nahi hai our chale UAE 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
— Khiladi Kohli (@GoatKohli1818) February 26, 2023
BREAKING NEWS – Chinese League PSL will be Postponed 🤣
— Aslam (@13_1Darkknight) February 26, 2023
Bhai kis mooh se indian players ko bula rhe fir asia cup khelne ke liye??
— अंजू #HBD-Sparrow❤️ (@Deep_Point_) February 26, 2023
Pakistanis don't even know the location of next 2 matches of PSL And then Pakistanis compare PSL with IPL 👍🏿. I need that kind of confidence
— Deep Dey (@the_blazee) February 26, 2023
On a serious note bhai.
Aap logo se PSL ke match toh host nahi horhe.
Aise issues aa rahe hai.
And you guys wanted to host Asia cup & are dreaming to host Champions trophy in 2025.
— TooOpinionated (@Cricketishot) February 26, 2023
Pagal franchises .. PCB doesn't have money to give to local government itself, so from where will they get money to pay UAE or USA….
— Nikhil Babladi (@imnikhil_b) February 26, 2023
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