As the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) enters into its last stage, it has been learnt that five foreign cricketers participating in the league would not visit Pakistan for the league’s final leg.
According to Nottingham Post, Alex Hales, who is representing the Islamabad United at PSL has decided not to play in the final stages of the Pakistani T20 tournament, should his side reaches there.
Fellow Englishmen, including limited overs skipper Eoin Morgan, opening batsman Jason Roy, and Sam Billings have also refused to play in Pakistan if their teams qualify for the last four stage of PSL3.
Just days ago Morgan and Roy joined their respective franchises for the remaining PSL matches. The English skipper has joined the Karachi kings camp, whereas, Roy is part of Quetta Gladiators.
Earlier, star batsman Kevin Pietersen had refused to visit Pakistan for eliminators and final. Meanwhile, Australian all-rounder Shane Watson remains ‘undecided’ and awaits family permission.
The Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed was of the view that it’s up to players to make the decision and hoped that his star player Kevin Pietersen would join the team to play in Pakistan.
“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,” he said, quoted Gulf News.