Section 144 Imposed in Lahore: What Does This Mean for PSL 8?
In a recent development, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Lahore has imposed Section 144 due to the prevailing security situation. This has raised concerns among cricket fans as the Lahore leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is just a few days away.
What is Section 144?
According to the official notification issued late last night, Section 144 has been imposed in several areas of the provincial capital. These areas include the section from Mian Mir Bridge to Instabul Chowk on Mall Road (Shahrah-e-Quaide-e-Azam) and its vicinity, Punjab Civil Secretariat, and its adjoining roads, and Main Boulevard Gulberg. Section 144 prohibits all kinds of assemblies, gatherings, rallies, processions, demonstrations, protests, and other similar activities in the areas mentioned above.
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Impact on PSL 8
The PSL action in Lahore is scheduled to kick off on 26 February with the defending champions, Lahore Qalandars, taking on Peshawar Zalmi. However, due to the enactment of Section 144 in different areas around Gaddafi Stadium, fans are concerned about their movement to the venue. There is a possibility that their access could be restricted, resulting in them being unable to watch their favorite stars in action.
Moreover, in the worst-case scenario, PCB management could shift the Lahore leg of the PSL to another venue. DC Lahore could extend Section 144 beyond the original 7-day period if the security threat doesn’t subside. This would have significant implications for the nine matches of PSL scheduled in Lahore, including the most important ones from the business end of the tournament. Qualifier, eliminators, and the final of the PSL are set to be held from 15-19 March in Lahore.
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