Karachi (April 02, 2018): Pakistan will be playing its second T20 international match against the West Indies team on its home-ground at Karachi’s National Stadium today.
The cricket returned to the city after a gap of almost nine years when the final of the Pakistan Super League was played at the National Stadium in Karachi recently and since then the today’s match would be the third of its sequence.
Pakistan thrashed West Indies by 143 runs to record the second-biggest margin win in T20I history as the tourists collapsed in the first match of the three-T20 series played at the National Stadium Karachi yesterday.
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) April 1, 2018
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.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Khan Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
West Indies: Jason Mohammed (captain), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Andre McCarthy, Keemo Paul, Veerasammy Permaul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Odean Smith, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.
Traffic, Parking Plan for T20 Matches
The Parking and traffic plan arrangements for the first T20 between Pakistan and West Indies are identical that of the Pakistan Super League Final recently concluded successfully recently.
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This time, however, the traffic deputy inspector general (DIG) has made some changes in order to facilitate Karachiities. The routes leading towards the National Stadium will remain closed from 2pm instead of the 11am timing observed during the PSL final. As a concession, University Road is likely to remain open for commuters even during the match.
According to the traffic plan for the T-20 Pakistan-West Indies series, the roads from Karsaz to National Stadium will be blocked for traffic. Vehicles will be diverted towards Drigh Road and then towards Rashid Minhas Road from there. Roads leading from Dalmia to the National Stadium will also be closed along with the road leading from NIPA to Quaid’s Mazar, University Road and new MA Jinnah will also be closed for traffic. The road leading from Liaquatabad No 10 to the National Stadium will also be closed. Traffic will be rerouted towards Karimabad and Ayesha Manzil. Seven places have also been designated for parking purposes – three on main University Road, the Hakeem Saeed Ground, Urdu University ground and Sunday Bazaar, three on Kashmir Road, KDA Club, KMC ground and China ground, and one in Ghareeb Shah Nawaz ground at Dalmia. The spectators will be dropped to designated spots by shuttles from where they will make their way to the stadium. No one will be allowed to get on the shuttle without a CNIC and ticket.
Also like for PSL final, a shuttle service will pick the spectators and drop them off at the designated drop zones near the National Stadium.