Thanks to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Pakistan Super League (PSL) has returned home. Despite all the good efforts, not everything is silver and gold.
According to local media reports, close to 3,500 tickets for Lahore playoffs have remained unsold.
There had already been criticism aimed towards PCB regarding high ticket pricing when it was revealed that PCB started charging 12 times more for some enclosures.
Due to this particular reason, 3,500 out of a total of 27,000 seats will now remain empty.
Local media source, reported:
All tickets worth Rs. 1,000 and 2,000 were sold out within the first three days, but despite the passage of 20 days since they first went on sale, match tickets worth Rs. 4,000 and Rs. 6,000 remain unsold.
This points to a bigger issue that PCB has been more keen on maximizing profits rather than facilitating the people to watch the historic event – the return of cricket in Pakistan.
To avoid further criticism, PCB launched a statement where they reduced the ticket prices for West Indies series — to be also held in Lahore, Pakistan — by almost half.
There a number of factors which need to be addressed before PCB can resume hosting seamless tournaments in Pakistan; one of which, is, of course, the ticket pricing.
The final is all set to be held in Karachi on 25th March, with Islamabad United gearing up for it.