Foreign Players Agree to Play PSL Knockouts in Pakistan

SHARJAH: All the foreign players of Multan Sultans, the newest entrants for the HBL PSL 2018, have agreed to play the knockout games in Pakistan, including their star player Kumar Sangakkara.

This was announced by the owner of the franchise Asher Ali Schon late on Wednesday night.

Asher made this announcement while speaking to media in Dubai, ahead of the ninth game.

Sultans President Asher Schon said all the foreign players including the veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara and South African star bowler Imran Tahir are ready to travel to Pakistan.

“Yes, Kumar Sangakkara has agreed [to come to Pakistan] and he’s very excited about it, he has a lot of history in Pakistan,” said Schon, adding that other foreign players in his team would be travelling to Pakistan as well.

Multan President was happy to see the big stars stepping up with their game.

“Our big players have stepped up.. [look at] Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik. We have the strongest bowling lineup [in PSL].”

He also lauded the professionalism of head coach Tom Moody and director Wasim Akram, who “must be given credit for the team’s performance.”

Multan Sultans are the debutant team in HBL PSL and they have won two out of three games they have played so far.

With Lahore’s Gaddafi and Karachi’s National Stadium gearing up for the knockout games, it would be a sight to remember for cricket frenzy nation to watch cricket’s all-time greats on their fields.


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