Peshawer Zalmi consent to playing PSL final in Lahore, says owner

All players from the Peshawar Zalmi (PZ) team, including the foreigners, have given their consent to playing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore, PZ owner Javed Afridi said on Monday.

Talking to DawnNews from Dubai, Javed Afridi said that he had met the squad on Sunday and discussed various prospects of playing the PSL final in Lahore.

“It is good news that all Zalmi players have given their consent to the team management that they are ready to play in Lahore,” he said.

“Our players are motivated and excited to play well and reach the final of this mega event,” he added.

PSL Chaimran Najam Sethi had reiterated on several occasions that a special draft may be held for the PSL final so that leagues could select players who agree to play in Lahore.

Initially, PSL had decided to hold the final in Dubai, but later revised its decision and announced that the final will be held in Lahore on March 7.

All other matches of PSL, however, will be held in the UAE.

Earlier, this year, the Federation of International Cricketers Association’s (FICA) had issued a security advisory to international players against visiting Pakistan. The PSL chairman, however, had rejected the advisory and reiterated that the final will be held in Lahore.

“PSL has already received confirmation from top international players to play in Lahore and the PCB is determined to bring international cricket back to Pakistan,” a release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board had said.

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