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In Pictures: Gaddafi Stadium Ready To Host PSL

Lahore, the provincial capital, is geared up to host the two playoffs of the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL) here at the historical Gaddafi Stadium.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches have concluded in Dubai and Sharjah and the tournament will now move to Lahore. Gaddafi Stadium will host elimination matches on March 20 and 21. In the first elimination match, Peshawar Zalmi will face Quetta Gladiators with the winner going on to play Karachi Kings in the second elimination match for a place in the final.
Gaddafi Stadium has once again been embellished as the pitches are being prepared for the semifinals of the third edition of the league. On the other hand, the administrative and security preparations have also been completed and a comprehensive security plan has been presented before the Cabinet committee.

The final will be played between Quetta Gladiators and the winner of today’s play off between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi.

Pakistani soldiers stand alert outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium ahead of the forthcoming Pakistan Super League matches – APP
Ranger officials inspect the security arrangements of Gaddafi Stadium
Soldiers stand guard at one of the entrances of the Gaddafi Stadium – AFP
Soldiers stand guard near the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium – AFP
Pakistani soldiers and rescue bikers patrol outside the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium – APP

A full dress security rehearsal in third regard also took place in Gaddafi Stadium where Elite Forces, Dolphin Squad and Rescue officials took part. During the rehearsal, for the first time the entire stadium was searched out using dog sniffing squad to ensure no suspicious material is present in the premises of the stadium. Security measures have already been put in place. Metro bus service will be shut down three hours prior to the start of the matches. Two companies of Rangers as well as 14, 000 police officials would be deputed for security. Under the plan, commandos would also be appointed for the security of important buildings in the city.

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