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Aqib Javed: Bringing international stars back ain’t a big deal for PSL

Aqib Javed, the lead trainer of Lahore Qalandars, imagines that amalgamating outside stars to drag Pakistan Super League (PSL) ahead is not a big deal.

As indicated by Cricket Pakistan, Aqib Javed says that every one of the six establishments could bring an aggregate of 20 international stars. This can’t to be the serious deal as per him.

“Teams that have qualified for PSL 5 playoffs would require only five foreigners in their team, which means 20 international players in total would be needed if the tournament resumes in September,” Javed said.

“Except for Chris Lynn, the entire foreign contingent of Lahore Qalandars stayed in Pakistan till the tournament was postponed. Other teams also had the majority of their foreign players available.”

Aqib feels that as most of players had remained in Pakistan notwithstanding COVID-19 pandemic, they making the most of their stay in Pakistan and Chris Lynn was predominant among them so it ain’t going to be a difficulty for Lahore Qalandars. Likewise, for different establishments, a huge assortment of players were accessible and it would not be a troublesome assignment to concoct twenty players.

“All the foreign cricketers felt safe and were happy in Pakistan. Once the tournament resumes, availability of foreign players won’t be an issue,” he added.

Lahore Qalandars’ lead trainer ignored delegated Multan Sultans, the table topper, as the champs. He said that the war occurs in the ground and the victor will not be chosen based on earlier positions.

“PSL has been postponed and not canceled due to an unprecedented situation. The tournament is more important than any team winning or losing,” he said.

“Once the situation improves, the remaining matches should resume as it is important for the tournament’s popularity that the champion is decided by competing on the ground and not through a toss or some other rule.”

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Zainab Shafiq

Zainab Shafiq is the content writer working for different sports websites covering the news from domestic to international levels.

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