Peshawar Zalmi team owner reveals the players who will play in the final
Updated - Mar 4, 2017 7:29 pm
Ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final Peshawar Zalmi team owner Javed Afridi has said that all their foreign players including their skipper Darren Sammy are available for the much awaited final scheduled to be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Afridi also stated that right-handed Afghan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad will join the league as soon as he receives the no objection certificate from the Afghanistan Cricket Board.
Among the five foreign players who would be travelling to Lahore to play the final against Quetta Gladiators are Darren Sammy, Dawid Malan, Samit Patel, Marlon Samuels and Chris Jordan. All these players who have signed a contract with Peshawar Zalmi have got their respective visas which confirms their presence in the final in Lahore.
Javed Afridi quoted “I want to give (the) good news that all our five foreign players have been issued visas for Pakistan. When they will come to Lahore it will be a big thing for the Pakistan Super League”
Afridi had earlier mentioned about the fact that all his players would be playing the final in Lahore a few hours before Peshawar locked horns against the Karachi Kings in their last knockout match in which his team came out on the top to book a place in the prestigious final.
Unlike Peshawar Zalmi, whose foreign players are ready to battle it out in Sunday’s final, the Quetta Gladiators have a few concerns as all four of their foreign players Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Tymal Mills and Rilee Rossouw have backed out from the from the final due to security concerns.
The Pakistan government has given a word that there would be no lack of security during the final and has promised at least 8000 police officers at the stadium. With only one day to go the teams look all set to take on each other although Quetta Gladiators are yet to decide on their foreign players.