A large number of foreign cricketers, who are included in the Pakistan Super League’s draft for the 3rd edition of the league, have expressed willingness to visit Pakistan to play matches, if picked by franchises.
The names include Australia’s Shane Watson and England’s Ian Bell .
Sources close to the PCB say that most of the 291 foreign players have said yes to visiting Pakistan for the league matches. While, some of the players have expressed conditional consent.
“The platinum players giving unconditional consent to visit Pakistan include Australia’s Shane Watson, South Africa’s Colin Ingram, West Indian Dwayne Bravo, Australian John Hastings and South Africa’s JP Duminy,” the source said.
“Thisara Perera, Carlos Braithwaite, Angelo Matthews, Jason Holder and Mitchell McClenaghan have also expressed conditional consent to visit Pakistan,” the source added.
On the other hand, Pakistan born, South African cricketer Imran Tahir and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan have totally agreed to visit Pakistan for the league matches, while Chris Lynn, Evin Lewis and Alex Hales have yet to confirm their availability.
A source in PSL told that more than 85 percent of foreign players have agreed to visit Pakistan which guarantees success of Pakistan Super League and promises it to become bigger and the better.
“Although we are still four months away from PSL, at the moment we have consent from a large number of players to play the PSL matches in Pakistan,” said the source to the media outlets.