[Update]: We may love cricket with all our heart but the traffic problems we face when the matches are held in Karachi makes us rethink all that. And PSL 6, or rather every installment of PSL, is an event we genuinely want to enjoy. This time around, however, things are beginning to look better.
Traffic Plan For Karachi
A Pakistani citizen, Aziz Fatima, petitioned the Court referring to the recent dharna situation of Karachi. She said that Supreme Court had announced then that no roads should be blocked no matter what the situation. The same should be applied to the cricket tournament.
With this reminder, the Supreme Court has ordered the immediate removal of all the containers placed on the roads and has announced that neither University Road nor Sir Shah Muhammad Suleman Road will be blocked. That said, the Home department and Traffic police have stated that while the roads won’t be blocked for the entire duration, they will take measures for when the team is commuting from their hotel to the Stadium.
It actually seems like we Karachiites will also be able to enjoy the match to the greatest extent possible.
[Feb 17, 2021]: This year’s HBL PSL 6 will have to be held keeping in mind the COVID SOPs. The 34 matches will be divided amongst Karachi and Lahore; National Stadium and Gaddafi Stadium. Out of them, 30 matches have their ticket prices confirmed. So, starting from 20th February to March 16th, if you are interested in attending any or all the matches, this article is for you.
As for the qualifier, eliminators, and final, the ticket prices will be announced later. The tickets for the tournament are live on bookme.pk where you can buy the tickets and also choose the enclosure you want the seat in. The website will require your CNIC and mobile number. This is so because the system will send a token number on the phone. The buyer will have to go to the nearest Easypaisa or Jazzcash shop to complete the payment.
The ticket prices
When the payment is confirmed, the buyer will get an e-ticket, QR code, and SMS. To gain entry, you will need to show the print of the ticket obtained through the QR code. Alternatively, you can show the SMS as well.
All SOPs have to be followed and was any ticket holder to display COVID symptoms, they should not attend the tournament entirely. The same goes for if they met someone detected positive for COVID.
[Feb 10, 2021]: Pakistan Super League’s sixth installment (PSL 6) is right around the corner. People have even started countdowns waiting for the day when the most awaited competition of the year begins, and the traffic conditions of the city worsen further. Regardless, because of the conditions last year, people are excited about the match and excited about getting to witness it from the stadium.
So if you are looking to get your hands on the PSL 6 tickets, this article is for you.
Who is selling?
Bookme.pk is the official partner of PSL 6 in circulating the tickets for the tournament. The online platform is one of Pakistan’s largest e-ticketing platforms and has 4.6 million customers who use its services to book transport tickets or cinema tickets. Moreover, the platform is cashless and has incorporated JazzCash and EasyPaisa methods so the users can pay for their transactions directly. So the tickets for the matches starting from Feb 20th are available at bookme.pk.
COVID regulations and PSL 6
Now, you may be thinking that if the tickets for PSL 6 are being sold, that will mean an overflow of people in the stadium. The National Stadium Karachi and the Lahore Stadium would be crowded, leading to an easy spread of coronavirus strain. But as it turns out, the authorities have introduces a special plan for the seating. For both stadiums, the venue will only allow 20% of spectators.
So when the matches are held in Karachi, every day only 7500 people will be able to go inside the stadium. And when the match is in Lahore, Gaddafi Stadium will seat 5500 spectators. Aside from the seating plan, PCB will be following the Government regulated SOPs throughout the competition.
Official statements of PCB and Bookme.pk
The Director Commercial PCB Babar Hamid said:
“We are delighted to partner with Bookme.pk in the HBL Pakistan Super League 6. We are confident that as ticketing partners, Bookme.pk will deliver top-quality services that they are renowned for to our fans who look forward all year to the HBL PSL.
We are very happy to bring the fans back to the stadiums, despite the small number, we totally look forward to welcoming them to the two venues as they will create an incredible atmosphere which will surely motivate the players to give their absolute best. The fans will be provided the best possible arrangements amid the prevailing Covid-19 related challenges, and they should turn up at the venues with full confidence while practicing social distancing protocols.”
Faizan Aslam from Bookme.pk also commented:
“We are grateful to Pakistan Cricket Board for awarding us the opportunity to serve the most beloved game of our nation. Bookme is geared up to ensure contactless and secure digital services for Pakistani cricket fans so that they don’t need to stand in queues and can easily access tickets from the comfort of home with a digital one-click solution.”
So if you are looking to attend PSL 6, all you have to do is go to Bookme.pk and buy the tickets.
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