Pakistan bowed out of the Asia Cup, making way for Sri Lanka to set their date against seven-time champions India for Sunday’s final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Saturday, came up with a surprise announcement for all the cricket fans. The board, in an unexpected move, announced free entry for all the spectators for the 2nd
Test match scheduled between Pakistan and New Zealand from January 2-6 at the National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi.
The PCB, in a press release, stated, “The spectators are only required to bring either their original CNIC or B-form to enter the stadium and they will be able to watch the action free of cost from any of the premium (Imran Khan, Quaid, Wasim Akram and Zaheer Abbas), first class (Asif Iqbal, Waqar Hassan and Majid Khan) and general enclosures (Muhammad Brothers and Intikhab Alam).”
The release also stated that fans are prohibited to bring any firearms toy guns, vuvuzela, explosives, firecrackers, cigarettes, matches, lighters, knives and any sharp objects into the stadium and that all persons, including children above the 4 years, must have their own separate and original ID Card/B-Form & ticket to enter the stadium and while sitting inside the enclosure during the match.
The first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand ended in a draw. This was because the fading light interfered with the match that was heading towards a thrilling finish. Babar Azam’s Pakistan declared the innings at 311/8 which came as a surprise for the visitors.
Kiwis came out to bat chasing a target of 138 runs in 15 overs. Devon Convoy and Tom Latham came out to bat and showed their intentions clearly. They played attacking shots as Kiwis were off to a record win. But the fading light interrupted the match and the match had to be drawn eventually.