KARACHI: Numerous overseas cricketers, together with Australia’s Shane Watson and England’s Ian Bell have expressed willingness to go to Pakistan to play matches of PSL3, if picked by franchises from the gamers draft tomorrow.
Sources aware about the matter informed Geo.television that a lot of the 291 overseas gamers included within the gamers draft for the PSL3 have stated sure to visiting Pakistan for PSL. A number of the gamers have expressed conditional consent.
“The platinum gamers giving unconditional consent to go to Pakistan embrace Australia’s Shane Watson, South Africa’s Colin Ingram, West Indian Dwayne Bravo, Australian John Hastings and South Africa’s JP Duminy,” the supply stated.
“Thisara Perera, Carlos Braithwaite, Angelo Metthews, Jason Holder and Mitchell McClenaghan have additionally expressed conditional consent to go to Pakistan,” the supply added.
Pakistan born South African cricketer Imran Tahir and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan are additionally among the many gamers who’ve agreed to go to Pakistan for PSL matches whereas Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis and Alex Hales have but to verify their availability.
Different gamers, based on sources, expressed willingness to go to Pakistan embrace Tim Bresnan, Richard Levi, Ian Bell, James Vince, Wayne Parnell, Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, Darren Bravo, Kyle Abbott, Tymal Mills, Marlon Samuels and Albie Morkel.
From the Gold class, James Franklin, Grant Elliot, Dawin Malan, Ben Duckett and Morne van Wyke are among the many gamers who’ve agreed to go to Pakistan.
A supply in PSL secretariat, on situation of anonymity, advised geo.television that greater than eighty five % of overseas gamers have agreed to go to Pakistan which ensures success of PSL.
“Though we’re nonetheless 4 months away from PSL, in the mean time we have now consent from numerous gamers to play the PSL matches in Pakistan,” stated the PSL supply whereas hoping that safety state of affairs within the nation improves additional.
The supply additional added that a lot of the gamers retained by the PSL franchises have additionally responded positively to the request of enjoying in Pakistan.
Pakistan hosted the ultimate of PSL between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators earlier this yr.
Prime gamers like Chris Jordan, Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels have been in Lahore for the ultimate which opened the doorways for additional cricket within the nation and led to a go to by World XI for a 3-match collection and by Sri Lanka for a T20I.
Nevertheless, platinum gamers Mitchell Johnson Chriss Gayle and Eoin Morgan will not be but satisfied to go to Pakistan for PSL matches.
The six franchises will decide gamers in platinum, diamond, gold, silver and rising classes in gamers draft to be held on Sunday in Lahore.
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