Qalandars and England cricket star Dawid Malan, on Saturday said that he would sorely miss Pakistani players in T10 league that has started from 15th November 2019, Friday.
Pakistani players who have apparently taken part in the starting two seasons of ten overs per side league and almost 16 players were ready to participate in last years edition of the relevant league. But, for this years edition, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied to issue No Objection Certifcate (NOCs) to several national players it had issued before.
Later, national training camps were set-up for practice. Despite of many of its players away from the national duty or other T20 works, to coincide with the T10 league, perhaps to grant some legitimacy to its revocation of the NOCs.
Dawid Malan, who is a regular player of Pakistan Super League, told Geo News that he would sorely feel the absence of his Pakistani peers.
“We will miss Pakistani cricketers,” said the England star who is captaining Qalandars in the T10 league. “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.”
Malan expressed his disappointment on the fact that “the format’s best players were denied NOCs.”
Meanwhile, till now has represented Zalmi in the PSL, Malan, says it would be respecting for him 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 honoured if they pick me for PSL.”
Malan, who was one of only a handful not many remote players who consented to make a trip to Pakistan for the PSL last in 2017, concedes that security consistently stays a worry for outside players however says the PCB’s courses of action have been right on target, and trusted that they will remains so at future PSL occasions as well.