2nd T20 dominance continues: Karachiites, plan your commute accordingly!

2nd T20 dominance continues: Karachiites, plan your commute accordingly!


KARACHI: Pakistan continues with its dominance over West Indies for the second T20I at the National Stadium on Monday.

The match is scheduled to commence at 7:30 in the evening. Pakistan’s cricket team is most likely to remain unchanged, while West Indies have been dealt another blow, with their bowler Veerasammy Permaul ruled out of the remaining games after suffering an ankle injury during the opening match.

In the first T20I yesterday, Pakistan deafeated the West Indies by 143 runs to record the second-largest margin win in the shortest format of the game.

West Indies batting collapsed at 60 after a sure-footed 41 by debutant Hussain Talat and a late cameo by veteran Shoaib Malik powered Pakistan to a mammoth 203-5.

Following the loss, West Indies skipper Jason Mohammed emphasized on improving his side’s batting performance. Jason admitted in the presence of media that his team was a little too jet-lagged but that was certainly not an excuse.

“Obviously there was a bit of jet lag, but I think our performance just wasn’t good enough at the end of the day,” Mohammed said when asked if his side was drained after the long commute to Pakistan.

The traffic plan for today is as follows:

Certain roads leading to the National Stadium were blocked for traffic from 2pm.

According to media, the road from Karsaz to National Stadium was blocked for traffic and vehicles were diverted towards Drigh Road and from there towards Rashid Minhas Road.

Roads leading from Dalmia to National Stadium were also closed so was the road leading from Liaquatabad No 10 to National Stadium, which explains why traffic was being re-routed towards Karimabad and Aisha Manzil.

Shops and offices in the mentioned areas were also shut down from 2pm onwards.

However, University Road leading from NIPA to New Town was open for commuters.

Gates of the National Stadium opened for spectators at 3pm and the match is likely to start at 7:30pm sharp.

Ticket holders will have to park their cars at assigned areas to avoid any hassle and are requested to commute to the stadium via shuttle service.

As for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, ticket holders will park their vehicles at designated car parking areas:

→ Federal Urdu University ground (University Road)

→ Ground beside Hakeem Saeed Park (University Road)

→ Sunday Bazaar ground adjacent to Baitul Mukarram Mosque (University Road)

→ Gharib Nawaz Football Ground near Millenium Mall (Dalmia)

→ China Ground (Kashmir Road)

→ KDA Ground (Kashmir Road)

→ KMC Sports Complex (Kashmir Road)

Spectators must carry their tickets with them to the car parking areas.

Similar to the PSL final, a shuttle service will pick the spectators and drop them off at the designated drop zones near the National Stadium.

Spectators will then walk from the drop zones to the stadium gates (a distance of about 200-300 meters). Senior citizens and differently-abled spectators will be transported from the drop zones to the gates via buses.

Spectators will undergo another physical search at the stadium gates. They will then be guided to their seats by the PCB staff.

After the match ends, the spectators will be transported back to the marshalling areas via the shuttle service. Spectators are advised to use the same shuttle service and route they did when they arrived.

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