KARACHI - Islamabad United skipper JP Duminy said that playing the final of Pakistan Super League in Karachi was a big occasion for the entire team.

“A lot of work has been done behind the scene and we have been brought here very safely,” said Duminy when asked about the security arrangements in Karachi which hosts a major cricket match after a gap of 9 years.

“We are very grateful for the hard work going on behind the scene. Yes, we are excited about tomorrow. No doubt, that’s a big occasion for all of us,” he said. The South African cricketer said that unprecedented security arrangements made in Karachi would not play on their mind during the match. “Not at all, it will not play on my mind. Yes, it’s a unique occasion. At the end of the day, it’s about the performance we give on the ground,” Duminy added. “There are a lot of youngsters in our team who have not played a final before. So exciting time ahead.” United skipper Duminy said that the team will try to dismiss Akmal at the early stage of the game.

The South African player reiterated that the entire team is excited to play Pakistan Super League final in Karachi. “We are about to start our training session. The team that adapts quickest will give itself an edge,” Duminy said.