The semi-finals of the National T20 Cup have been rescheduled for November 29 after they were postponed by the PCB due to political unrest in the country. While the venue for the games are still the same, the Rawalpindi cricket stadium.
The final of the tournament will be played on November 3o. The four remaining teams – Lahore Whites, who play Faisalabad, and FATA, who face Lahore Blues – are already in Islamabad, and are ready to compete.
The tournament was previously set to conclude in the weekend, but an unrest caused by a religious gathering at an interchange in Rawalpindi forced the PCB to postpone the event. With protests turning violent and escalating throughout the country, Islamabad had been in a state of effective lockdown over the weekend, with all roads leading to Karachi and Lahore closed off.
The situation, now has been defused for the most part, with life returning to some semblance of normality in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The decision to play the games on Wednesday and Thursday, may be down to a religious holiday throughout Pakistan on Friday.
The tournament will also mark the end of Saeed Ajmal’s career, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.