Massive security arrangements in place for PSL Karachi matches

PESHAWAR: Massive security arrangements have been put in place for the eight matches of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League which will be played in Karachi from 9-17 March.

Inspector General Police Dr Syed Kaleem Imam told media persons that has said extra security personnel have been deployed in the city and security personnel have also been deployed at Sindh’s bordering areas with Balochistan and Punjab to keep an eye on movement of people.

The police chief said the law enforcement agencies have arrested a number of criminals by conducting raids on the hideouts in the metropolis. A large number of policemen will be deployed inside and outside the stadium during the match.

The Sindh government has also set up an eight-bed temporary hospital at the Karachi National Stadium to cope with emergency situation during the PSL matches. More than 100 medical staff, including doctors and paramedics, have also been hired to provide health services at the temporary hospital. The provincial government has also employed orthopedic surgeons and cardiologists to deal with any unfortunate occurrences.

Meanwhile, world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousufzai says she supports her favourite team Peshawar Zalmi to lift the PSL title.

“I am a big fan of Peshawar Zalmi. I am supporting the team and hoping it wins the fourth edition of PSL,” she said.

World famous fielding expert and coach Jonty Rhodes is also excited to be a part of the PSL in Karachi.

Rhodes said in a statement that he was looking forward to PSL matches in Karachi. He mentioned that he was in Pakistan in 2015 and 2016 and now he is looking forward to visiting Pakistan again. He said he has seen very good talent in the PSL which will keep the Pakistan cricket on top.

Rhodes was particularly happy with bowling talent, but was a little concerned over the batting resources. He said most of the PSL teams were relying on the batting prowess of the foreign batsmen. He said the PSL also played a role in improving the fielding skills of Pakistani cricketers. He said T20 cricket has certainly shown that fielding is an important element of the game.