Bookme.pk has been appointed as the new ticketing partner for the Pakistan Super League (PSL), which was last week granted government approval for fan attendance of 20 per cent capacity for the 2021 season.

The Pakistan-based cashless e-ticketing platform is integrated with major payment platforms in the country including JazzCash and Easypaisa to allow fans to pay using the service they choose.

Faizan Aslam, chief executive of Bookme.pk, said: “We are grateful to Pakistan Cricket Board for awarding us the opportunity to serve the most beloved game of our nation. Bookme is geared up to ensure contactless and secure digital services for Pakistani cricket fans so that they don’t need to stand in queues and can easily access tickets from the comfort of home with a digital one-click solution.”

This year’s edition of the franchise-based Twenty20 tournament is due to be played in Karachi and Lahore from February 20 to March 22.

The decision from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) means that around 7,500 ticketed spectators will be allowed access to Karachi’s 34,228-capacity National Stadium per match day, with around 5,500 at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium

Babar Hamidm, commercial director of the Pakistan Cricket Board, added: “We are delighted to partner with Bookme.pk in the HBL Pakistan Super League 6. We are confident that as ticketing partners Bookme.pk will deliver top-quality services that they are renowned for to our fans who look forward all year to the HBL PSL.

“We are very happy to bring the fans back to the stadiums, despite the small number, we totally look forward to welcoming them at the two venues as they will create an incredible atmosphere which will surely motivate the players to give their absolute best.

“The fans will be provided the best possible arrangements amid the prevailing Covid-19 related challenges and they should turn-up at the venues with full confidence while practicing social distancing protocols.”

The Pakistan Cricket Board said it would release more details about tickets pricing and availability soon.

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