Pakistani Players Will Be 'Sorely' Missed In T10 League: Dawid Malan
Pakistani Players Will Be 'Sorely' Missed In T10 League: Dawid Malan.Picture Courtesy © Photo Gallery

Star England Batsman, Dawid Malan on Saturday, said that Pakistani players would be missed in the T10 League that started on Friday in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Pakistan players have participated in the first two editions of the T10 League heavily. As much as 16 of them were set to participate in the 3rd edition of Abu Dhabi T10 League before Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revoked their NOC’s.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Justified the reason to the players and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), stating that they took this step to make sure all the players were there to attend the fitness camp before some busy scheduling.

Dawid Malan, a regular member of Pakistan Super League (PSL), said to Geo News that he would feel the absence of Pakistani players in T10 League 2019. The star batsman is currently captaining Qalandars, a franchise with a Pakistani owner, in the tournament.

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Malan stated,” We will miss Pakistani cricketers. Players such as Shahid Afridi and Imad Wasim are some of the best cricketers in this format and conditions. Their absence is a major loss. I feel disappointed that the format’s best players were denied NOCs.”

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When asked about his inclusion in Lahore Qalandars for the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Malan replied,” It will be an honor for me to represent Lahore Qalandars in PSL 2020.”

“I will be happy to be a part of the PSL. It will also be good for my cricket. Lahore Qalandars is a good franchise with a friendly atmosphere, and I would be honored if they pick me for PSL.”

Malan was one of the earliest foreign players who agreed to travel to Pakistan for the PSL final in 2017. The left-hander agreed that security always remained a concern for international players but said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistani government arrangements had been spot on and hoped that they would remain so at the future Pakistan Super League (PSL) events too.

The draft for the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will take place on December 6 and December 7. This session, which kicks start from February 2020, will entirely be hosted in Pakistan.