Recently retired Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has delighted cricket fans with the news that the entire foreign contingent of Peshawar Zalmi will travel to Lahore for the Pakistan Super League (final), provided that their team qualifies.
While the staging of the PSL final in Lahore has been met with great enthusiasm, the mood was somewhat dampened when all four of Quetta Gladiators’ foreign players — Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills, Luke Wright and Rilee Rossouw — decided not to play the title-deciding game citing security concerns.
However, Afridi’s announcement, per Express News, will be music to the ears of those planning to attend the March 5 final at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Even before Afridi’s revelation, there were murmurs of Darren Sammy and the rest of the West Indian contingent being ready to travel to Lahore. However, the real coup will be if Zalmi have also succeeded in convincing England’s Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan to make the trip.