These International Players Won’t Come to Pakistan for PSL Finals

Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 is entering its last stage and a number of international cricketers have refused to participate in matches which are going to be held in Pakistan.

Reports suggest that the latest player to refuse is Alex Hales, should his side — Islamabad United — reach the final.

English board seems to have imposed a strict policy on traveling to Pakistan since Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Sam Billings are also unable to take part in the playoffs and final to be held in Lahore and Karachi, respectively.


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It has not been long since Morgan and Roy joined their respective teams; the English skipper is a part of Karachi Kings camp whereas Roy is a playing for Quetta Gladiators.

Apart from English cricketers, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson expressed their desire to play in the eliminators but haven’t yet decided whether they would be willing to visit Pakistan.

Kevin Pietersen’s teammate, Sarfraz Ahmed, spoke about the situation and claimed that he remains hopeful.

Speaking to Gulf News, he said:

KP is KP but I hope he takes a good decision. He will definitely realise that last year we suffered loss because of the absence of four international players. But we have replacements in line as well now.


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Complete List of Players

Here is the list of player who have either refused or remain doubtful for PSL 3 Eliminator matches.

  • Alex Hales — Islamabad United
  • Sam Billings — Islamabad United
  • Jason Roy — Quetta Gladiators
  • Kevin Pietersen — Quetta Gladiators
  • Shane Watson — Quetta Gladiators
  • Eoin Morgan — Karachi Kings

Some sources claim that the PSL administration cannot risk conducting the final without overseas players.

So, the administration will either move the final to Dubai or offer additional bonuses to the foreign players.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.

    • They should sign a declaration from day one that i sthey will not play in any single match for political reasons, they will forfeit all their earnings for the tournament, specially since this is the critical final.
      They should also be life-banned.

  • Send them back, what they’re (English players) doing here is they don’t want to play in Pakistan? Even with low caliber players, we would be happy to have them in PSL.

  • If the ICC has cleared it and ECB have given the go-ahead then they should travel to Pakistan. Security in UK ain’t that better too in current climate. Happy to see Samit Patel and Ravi travelling to Pakistan

  • we have to stop understand their fears too. as they think that its not safe to travel & we respect their Decision.

    • With all due respect, they are not nonoos — they are professionals who have signed contracts for PSL — the”P” stands for Pakistan — it sour weak spine that all matches are not being held in Pakistan.
      A recent survery by Forbes found Pakistani cities to have made some of the the highest improvement in security in the world, and in terms of murders and violent crimes (terrorism included) Pakistan is actually way below countries like USA, where hundreds of children die every few months from gun violence. We had one APS and look at the result, thank God!
      Hence no, I do not and will not agree with you — these goras just think they are a superior race and can treat us any way they like, even when they have signed legal contracts and are earning huge money from us.
      What happened to India violating its contracts to play in Pakistan? Our traitor Sethi, a former BLA operative of RAW, what has he done about it?
      Before commenting on last para google it yourself.

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