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KARACHI – The first match of the Pakistan Super League’s Pakistan leg will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United at National Stadium on Saturday.

The cricket lovers of the port city are all set to watch the mega event’s last phase in the ground while millions of cricket fans follow the action on their TV and computers screens.

Things to must carry on match day:

An original ticket with original CNIC, and a photocopy of the CNIC of the person whose name is mentioned on the ticket (if somebody else among your family/friends bought the ticket). Mobile phones are allowed.

Not to carry:

Any food or drinks, handbags.

Stadium gate timings:

The stadium gates will open at 12 noon and close at 5pm. Make sure you leave plenty of time for the parking and shuttle arrangements.

Live match & Live Streamings:

PTV Sports and Geo TV will be shown live match while Geo TV will also be presented a live stream of all the PSL 2019 matches.

Traffic plan for match day:

City police recently issued a traffic plan for the PSL matches, which will be played at National Stadium from March 9.

The road from Karsaz via Hasan Square to Aga Khan Hospital gate No. 3 will remain closed for commuters.

Roads on the back of the National Stadium will be closed for the commuters, however, residents can use these routes by showing their original CNICs.

Shahrah-e-Faisal and Shahrah-i-Quaideen will remain open to traffic throughout the day. Roads leading to the Aga Khan University Hospital and Liaquat National Hospital on Stadium Road will also remain open during the matches.

Parking on the match day:

Got the tickets? Ready to leave for the National Stadium? You will need to reach one of the different parking spots set up by the Karachi administration, from where the shuttle will transport you to designated points near the stadium.

If you hold tickets for any one of these enclosures: Javed Miandad, Fazal Mehmood, Imran Khan, Zaheer Abbas, Majid Khan and Intikhab Alam, you should park at the Gharib Nawaz Football Ground parking lot located on Dalmia Road. From here, the shuttle will drop you to the designated point located in front of Bahria University, and then you will have to walk to the stadium.

If you have tickets for Naseemul Ghani, Iqbal Qasim, Mohammed Brothers, Wasim Bari, Waqar Hasan, Asif Iqbal, Wasim Akram, Quaid Enclosure and Hanif Mohammed enclosures, you should choose one of the parking points on University Road. These include Expo Centre Gate No. 1, Federal Urdu University Ground, Hakim Saeed Playground, and the ground in front of Baitul Mukaram Masjid. From here, the shuttle will take you to a designated point from where you will have to walk to the stadium.

There will be special buses to take the elderly and those with special needs to the stadium.