No night matches in Pak to conserve electricity

Updated: Apr 30, 2010, 15:38 PM IST

In wake of the severe power crisis in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and other sports authorities have been urged not to organise matches under artificial lights.

Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) chairman Muhammad Khalid said the sports authorities have been asked to play their due role in electricity conservation.

“We have already informed the PCB and all other sports bodies that the country is facing a severe power crisis and they should not hold matches under floodlights to conserve energy,” Khalid said.

“Pakistan is facing an overall energy crisis and everyone needs to contribute to help overcome this problem,” he added.

However, a PCB official said that the board would implement the PEPCO’s directions from the next season.

“We had received PEPCO’s letter, but we were already using generators to run the floodlights. We will implement the PEPCO directions from our next season,” The Daily Times quoted the official, as saying.