There was a high level meeting held earlier today between Pakistan Super League Management and Franchise owners, chaired by the Chairman of the PCB Executive Committee and the PSL, Mr. Najam Aziz Sethi.
Among various administrative and event discussions, all the team owners took time to reinforce their solidarity and conviction with the decision of taking the Final of the PSL back to its rightful home, the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium, Lahore, also the head office of both the Pakistan Cricket Board and the PSL.
“It has been heart-warming to see the dedication of all the owners to the cause of taking cricket back home and there is a realisation that this final will be the first step in opening the gates to international teams starting to make the journey again. We are all committed to this mission and wish to have a thoroughly entertaining final where it should happen – in Lahore,” said Sethi while speaking of the meeting.
“We are all committed to this mission and wish to have a thoroughly entertaining final where it should happen in Lahore,” Sethi said.
Meanwhile according to the PSL website the foreign players included in the five PSL teams are as follows;
Quetta Gladiators: Tymal Mills, Thisara Perera, Rile Rossouw, Mahmudullah, Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Mccullum, Luke Wright and Bismillah Khan.
Karachi Kings: Kumar Sangakkara, Ravi Bopara, Ryan Mclaren, Mahela Jayawardene, Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle.
Lahore Qaladars: Brendon Mccullum, Cameron Delport, Grant Elliot, James Franklin, Jason Roy, Chris Green and Sunil Narine.
Islamabad United: Samuel Badree, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy, Eoin Morgan, Chris Jordan, Mrlon Samuels, Tillakarante Dilshan, Samit Patel, Dawid Malan, Tamin Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan.
Karachi Kings all-rounder Imad Wasim also lauded the decision and said that if people in Dubai and Sharjah enjoy these matches so much then he can only imagine how the people in Pakistan would react.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi’s Darren Sammy and Chris Jordan said they were looking forward to going to Lahore if their team reaches the final.