Lahore ready to stage cricket festivity
LAHORE (92 News) – Lahore once again ready to stage cricket festivity and the stage is set for three-match T20I series between Pakistan and Bangladesh from Janaury 24-27 at the historic Gadaffi stadium. The famous arena wears a fresh look to hold three thrilling and exciting ties of the shortest version of the game. The stadium has been given a new look as all the enclosures have been named after former masters of the game and plastic chairs got their original color back after dusting. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials are expecting full house during the three matches of the series. Pitches are being prepared and the grass has been cut in different patterns giving the ground a pleasant and beautiful look. Strict security plan put in order A strict security plan has been put in order at the Nishtar Park Sports complex and all the restaurants and the business houses located in its vicinity will remain closed during the series. Similar measures (closing of the Nishtar Park sports complex) were also taken in recent years during the previous editions of the Pakistan Super League and visits of the foreign teams. Bangladesh is visiting Pakistan for the first time since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team bus to play three T20Is in Lahore, starting Friday. The teams on Thursday practiced at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore before the first T20I, after the two captains answered questions in a press conference.