Pakistani Pathan Kid Strong Message
Pakistan has sent out a strong statement of intent and defiance, and rightly so, by announcing that the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Twenty20 tournament will be played in Lahore as previously planned.
The decision was taken yesterday in Dubai after the five franchises involved in the event reached an agreement that their teams would make the trip to Lahore for the final scheduled on March 5.
Lahore was announced as the original venue for the final when this year’s PSL was launched, but the recent string of ghastly terrorist attacks in Pakistan, including one in the city which killed more than a dozen people, had led to calls for the title decider to be played elsewhere.
More than a 100 people lost their lives and several dozens more were injured in a matter of a few days, leading to panic in the country which had seen a recent lull in violence following the military’s crackdown on militants in the restive border regions.