Lahore (Staff Report): Its second day of Pakistan Super League PSL-2 final ticket sales that began yesterday (Wednesday), desperate fans rushed to local banks where tickets were being sold after e-tickets sold out within hours.
15 branches of Banks of Punjab were designated to sell the tickets within the range of 500 – 12000 and cricket enthusiasts from all over Punjab had made their way to Lahore, hoping to find cheap tickets at bank branches. However, their efforts were to no avail,
According to one bank official, his branch had received only 10 tickets of Rs. 500 value.
A cricket enthusiast waiting in line since 7am told media, "They asked us to stand in the line for Rs. 4,000 tickets after [the Rs. 500 tickets were sold out], but even those tickets were sold out shortly. Only tickets worth Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 12,000 tickets are available, which we cannot afford,"
Earlier in the day, three English cricketers playing for the first team to reach the final Quetta Gladiators, said they would not play in Pakistan.
Due to security concerns, Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright, said they were excusing themselves from the PSL final.
However, Fans seemed to brush aside the fact that their favourite teams may not feature the high-profile international players they are most famous for in the league's finale.