Roshan Mahanama among match-officials for PSL

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Roshan Mahanama among match-officials for PSL

International teams have begun to arrive here to play cricket.

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Few foreign match-officials have reached Pakistan for the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

“We have invited Sri Lanka’s Roshan Mahanama (as match referee) and England’s Michael Gough and Richard Illingworth (as umpires),” Emmad Hammed, Media Manager – Domestic Cricket and High Performance: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), confirms.

The 55-year-old Mahanama, the recently appointed member of four-member Technical Advisory Committee in Sri Lanka has already officiated in the opening match of the 6th edition of the PSL.

With the matches restricted to Karachi and Lahore, strict PCB Covid-19 Protocols are being followed in the stadiums, filled with a limited number of fans being around to cheer their favourite players on. The good news for the fans is that 20 per cent are allowed, some 7,500 in Karachi and around 5,500 in Lahore.  More may be expected to attend the final, subject to the health regulatory permission.