In a setback for cricket enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), management has confirmed a cyber attack on the ticket website. The attack led to a delay in the commencement of ticket sales, which were initially scheduled to begin on February 6 at 5 pm PST.
The PSL management assured the public through media channels, stating,
“There has been a cyberattack on the PSL 9 ticketing website (pcb.tcs.com.pk). Technical team of the ticketing partners are addressing the issue with efficiency. We anticipate a swift resolution and expect the website of the service provider to be operational again shortly.”
With the new sale date yet to be revealed, fans are urged to stay tuned for updates. However, it’s been made clear that for the ninth edition of HBL PSL, physical tickets are mandatory for entry into all matches. E-tickets, including self-printed or digital copies, will not be accepted across the four venues throughout the tournament.
To facilitate access, physical tickets will be available for purchase at designated TCS express centers starting from February 12, 2024. Additionally, tickets booked online can be collected from TCS designated pick-up centers or opt for home delivery by TCS.
Despite the setback, anticipation remains high for the opening ceremony and the first match, set to kick off on February 17 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Ticket prices for various categories have been announced, ranging from PKR 6,000 (VIP) to PKR 1,000 (General).
For the final match scheduled for March 18 at the National Bank Stadium in Karachi, ticket prices range from PKR 8,000 (VIP) to PKR 1,000 (General). Pricing for qualifier and eliminator matches varies accordingly.
Over the course of HBL PSL 9, Karachi will host 11 matches, including the final leg of the tournament. Rawalpindi and Lahore will each host nine matches, while Multan will host five matches. Despite the cyber attack hiccup, excitement remains palpable as fans gear up for another thrilling season of cricketing action in Pakistan.