Foreign cricketers refuse to play entire HBL PSL in Pakistan

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  1. Del

    Del Cornered Tiger

    Dec 21, 2016
    The fifth season of Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League has hit a stumbling block after some foreign cricketers have refused to stay in Pakistan for a long period of time.

    According to sources, franchises want to hold half season of next year’s HBL PSL5 in United Arab Emirates (UAE), since they feel that it is currently not feasible to hold the entire edition in Pakistan.

    While speaking to Daily Express correspondent on this matter, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ehsan Mani insisted that there are no concerns regarding hosting the entire HBL PSL in Pakistan.

    “I took the approval of PCB’s Patron-in-Chief regarding holding entire HBL PSL in Pakistan, after consulting with all the franchise owners,” said Mani. “I have invited team owners for a meeting next week on Monday in Lahore, where this matter would be discussed again.”

    “Till now, no franchise has shown any reservations, so there is no possibility of shifting the matches anywhere else,” he added.

    Mani also clarified the PCB’s stance regarding allowing the Multan Sultans to participate in the fourth season of HBL PSL without depositing franchise fee.

    “Multan Sultans were not given any preferential treatment with regards to their agreement with the Board,” he said. “Sultans are in compliance of their franchise agreement."

    The PCB Chairman refrained from further commenting on this matter as he said it is not possible to share other details of the agreement.
  2. s_h_a_f

    s_h_a_f Whispering Death

    Dec 26, 2011
    Surprise surprise. Knowing that most foreigners are not willing to travel to Pakistan, then why bother with arranging it in Pakistan?
  3. Patriot

    Patriot Kaptaan

    Oct 8, 2014
  4. Bilal123

    Bilal123 Tracer Bullet

    Dec 11, 2010
    I'm sure lots of the foreign players will be up for it. So long as security is right they will go.
    People said this 2nd and 3rd season yet PSL still had international cricketers in Pakistan.
  5. Gotham Cronie

    Gotham Cronie Youngsta Beauty

    Jan 14, 2015
    It would be good if they can have at least the second leg and the playoffs in Pakistan.

    First 15 group matches: UAE

    Next 15 group matches: Pakistan

    4 playoff games: Pakistan
  6. isaacking

    isaacking Talented

    Jul 16, 2010
    You have to bite the bullet someday, y not now?

    If PSL is meant for betterment of Pakistan cricket then it has to be played in Pakistan, thereby making way to international crickey coming back to country.

    If Psl is money making tournament then may be you to franchise owner.

    It is preferable to be Man of Understanding then to be a Man of Knowledge.
  7. Disco Lemonade

    Disco Lemonade Design Artist

    Dec 17, 2009
    the article doesnt quote any foreign cricketers not willing to play cricket in pakistan.
    it only says franchises. headline says foreign cricketers.

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