Quetta Gladiators bring in foreign players for PSL final

Move comes after PCB announced list of supplementary cricketers


Nabil Tahir March 04, 2017
Quetta Gladiators bring in foreign players for PSL final. PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators have picked Bangladesh’s Anamul Haque along with South Africa’s Morne van Wyk and Richard Levi and Zimbabwe’s Sean Ervine and Graeme Cremer to take part in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore on Sunday.

The five replacements have been called in after Quetta’s foreign cricketers backed out from playing the final in Pakistan citing security concerns.

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England trio Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Tymal Mills as well as South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw opted out of the tournament after Gladiator’s one-run win against Peshawar Zalmi in the first play-off.

Following this, many had thought that Quetta skipper Sarfraz Ahmed would field an all-Pakistani side in the final at the Gaddafi Stadium against Zalmi, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) insisted otherwise.

On Friday, the PCB announced a list of foreign players who have decided to travel to Pakistan despite the prevailing security issues in the country.

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The list included following players:

Bangladesh: Anamul Haque.

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine.

England: Peter David Tergo, Jade Dernbach, Ashar Zaidi, Josh Cobb, Azharullah.

West Indies: Rayad Emrit, Kesrick Williams, Krishmar Santokie.

Netherlands: Ryan ten Doeschate.

South Africa: Morne van Wyk , Richard Levi.

Meanwhile, Zalmi, who are the other finalists in the tournaments, have said that their existing foreign cricketers will travel to Lahore.

COMMENTS (6)

Fiz | 4 years ago | Reply My vote for gladiators. All the foreign players are more than welcome in Pakistan! Geo bhadaro!
Saad | 4 years ago | Reply Superstars Anamul Haque and Elton Chigumbura are playing !!!
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