KARACHI: The visiting Sri Lankan team will be provided with a fool-proof security cover and the series will be held in a befitting manner, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah announced here on Monday.
Talking to media here at the National Stadium, the chief minister said, “It is good to hear that the Sri Lankan team has confirmed the series and would be playing in Karachi too. The tour will open the doors for other teams to come and play in our country.”
Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan, City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal, Director General PCB Javed Miandad and Director HR PCB Wasim Bari were also present.
Replying to a question, the Sindh Governor said that he and Qaim Ali Shah would take the issue of sports quota to federal government and would do their best to revive it.
Mustafa Kamal said that the National Stadium is a national asset and it should be equipped with the best facilities.
He added that the PCB should expand the National Stadium, adding that the City Government would provide its all out support in assisting with the machinery, experts’ services and all kind of technical help in this regard.
The National Stadium will be the venue for the one-day series opener against Sri Lanka on January 21 and will also host a Test match next month. The Sri Lankan team is scheduled to arrive here on January 18.