The summit clash of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been rescheduled as the weather conditions in Lahore pose a threat to the smooth conduct of the game. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced that the PSL 2023 Final has been preponed due to bad weather conditions and will now be played on 18 March instead of 19 March.
“After taking into consideration bad weather forecast over the coming days, the Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to hold the HBL PSL 8 final on Saturday, 18 March, at the Gaddafi Stadium with Sunday and Monday to be treated as reserve days. The final was scheduled earlier for Sunday, 19 March, in Lahore,” said PCB in a statement.
PCB Chairman Najam Sethi also informed about the change in the schedule through a tweet on Thursday. “Rain looms over the HBL PSL 8 Final. @TheRealPCB and Franchises are anxious that the Final should not be disrupted. Therefore, we have decided to reschedule the HBL PSL Final from 19 Mar '23 to Saturday, 18 Mar '23. Tickets already purchased for the Final will remain valid,” tweeted Sethi.
Sethi also informed that there will be no inconvenience caused to fans as the tickets for Sunday will be valid on Saturday as well.
“There will be no inconvenience to the cricket fans as tickets purchased for Sunday’s match will remain valid for Saturday’s rescheduled final," Sethi said in a statement released by PCB.
Notably, Multan Sultans have already qualified for the summit clash as they beat defending champions Lahore Qalandars in the Qualifier on Wednesday.