Dubai: The cricketing rivalry between Lahore and Karachi is a subject of folklore in Pakistan cricket. If the legendary Imran Khan, Wasim Akram or Rameez Raja carried the legacy of Lahore, the feisty Javed Miandad or Shahid Afridi represented the best of Karachi.
If there were any sense of regret that neither of the T20 franchises named after the two cities have been able to win the Pakistan Super League title so far, it’s going to end when Lahore Lahore Qalandars take on Karachi Kings in their first face-off in a final in the fifth edition in Karachi on Tuesday.
The play-offs of the PSL got underway from Saturday – eight months after it came to a grinding halt on March 15 when one of the overseas players was suspected of being a COVID-19 case. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had intially decided to award the winner’s trophy on the basis of how the teams finished in the standings, but later decided to finish the four matches of the business-end of the tournament after the T20 World Cup (which was later called off) in November.