LAHORE, Jan 23 (APP):Cricket festivity returns to Lahore and all is set to stage three back to back T20 international matches between Pakistan and Bangladesh here Janaury 24-27 at the historic Gadaffi stadium.
The famous arena,known as home of cricket, wears a fresh look to hold three thrilling and exciting ties of the shortest version of the game between World number hosts Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The stadium has been given a new look as all the enclosures named after former masters of the game have been washed and plastic chairs got their original color back after dusting.
Pakistan Cricket Board officials are expecting full house during the three match of the series.
Pitches are being prepared and the grass has been cut in different patterns and the ground wears a pleasant and beautiful look.
“There is nothing more to be done as the entire stadium is in perfect condition”,said a spokesman of the PCB while talking to APP on Thursday.
“We have taken care of the minor things and work where it was needed and necessary and we are all set to organize the matches in a befitting manner”, he said.
“Another historic moment will be added in Pakistan cricket history with this T20 series at the Gadaffi stadium which is a famous cricket arena throughout the world for having staged World Cup and other elite cricket events in the past”, he asserted.
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,he said.