PSL 2017: PCB orders inquiry into spectator entering Peshawar Zalmi dressing room before final

The incident, which came to light through England batsman David Malan, has come as an embarrassment for the PCB officials who had promised tight security for the final.

PTI March 14, 2017 11:43:32 IST
PSL 2017: PCB orders inquiry into spectator entering Peshawar Zalmi dressing room before final

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has initiated an inquiry into an incident involving an unidentified fan entering the dressing room of one of the teams before the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this month.

PSL 2017 PCB orders inquiry into spectator entering Peshawar Zalmi dressing room before final

Spectators queue up at one of entry gates of the Gaddafi Stadium for the PSL 2017 held amid huge security. AFP

As the final was being organised at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, an unidentified fan managed to enter the dressing room of the Peshawar Zalmi franchise.

The incident, which came to light through England batsman David Malan, has come as an embarrassment for the PCB officials who had promised tight security.

PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore on Monday that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

"It is a matter of concern for us and it came to our knowledge few days back about this person getting into the dressing rooms. We have ordered an inquiry to find out how this happened and where the security lapse occurred," Khan said.

According to Malan, the person managed to get into the dressing room before the final and went about asking for selfies and autographs.

Malan said he had brought the presence of the unauthorised person to the notice of the security people deputed with the teams.

Around 12,000 policemen, paramilitary rangers and military personnel had been deployed for the final.

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