The two previous champions of PSL will battle it out on Sunday evening to determine their supremacy in Karachi. Realistically speaking, the two strongest teams made it to the final, so one should expect a nail-biting clash. Both teams are packed with hard hitters, some good pacers, smart spinners and talented all-rounders. All eyes are set to witness once again whether Kamran Akmal would repeat his scintillating form, or Wahab Riaz is going to take one more wicket to become the top bowler of PSL 2018 or Luke Ronchi is ready to blow away Zalmi bowlers for one more time, so the clock is ticking to let it happen soon in Karachi.

It all seems fine to gear up Karachi for the final. It’s also obvious and encouraging that more matches played in harmony at home, will portray a positive image of the country and a possible chance to revive international Cricket at home that was badly spoiled since attack on Sri Lankan team back in 2009. The people of Karachi have responded wholeheartedly and it is an “All-Booked” scenario at the National Stadium. But, the arrangements for the final including security measures and extra preparations have flabbergasted people in vehicles. Commuters are experiencing traffic jams and roads are being puzzled with sudden diversions and blocked with containers.

To make things easier, drivers should follow the traffic plan. According to the plan, all routes leading to and from Hassan Square and New Town would be closed for traffic on March 25. A shuttle service will be operated for stadium going ticketholders. A total of 1,600 traffic police officers will be deployed across the metropolis to assist commuters in avoiding traffic jams and other hurdles. Three spaces, on the University Road, have been reserved for the shuttle service. An empty ground near the Urdu University will be used as the parking area for the shuttle service. On the match day, no one without a ticket will be allowed to walk to and from the venue. Only ticket-holders will be allowed to bring their vehicles into the parking area.

Cricket should be a part of fun and excitement not to be a source of hassle. The requirement of security is valid but there must be a bigger and convenient plan that averts any disruption in normalcy of city life. Cricket fans should be facilitated to enjoy cricket rather than thinking twice before heading to the stadium next time.