PSL visas issued to South African players, match officials from India

By: News Desk      Published: 04:15 PM, 26 May, 2021
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In the latest development, Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 players, sports staff, broadcasters and officials have received their visas as 26 people from South Africa and 25 from India are on their way to Abu Dhabi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

Reportedly, visas were issued to all 27 players and sports staff from South Africa and 26 people are travelling from South Africa to Abu Dhabi. They have been departing for the UAE on a chartered flight from Pakistan.

All-rounder Muhammad Nawaz was also travelling from South Africa along with other players to Abu Dhabi. The players will reach there Thursday afternoon. 

Separately, Pakistani cricket legend Waseem Akram said that he has spent the third day in isolation and has seen everything on Netflix, prime, cable television. 

He asked for suggestions from his fans to kill time in the quarantine. 

Youngsters aim to impress in PSL

The Pakistan Super League has been synonymous with providing exposure to young and talented cricketers since its inception in 2016. A number of youngsters have gone on to make a big name at the international level after gaining exposure at one of the most competitive T20 leagues in the world.

According to PCB statement issued, Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Haider Ali honed their skills in the PSL environs before introducing their exploits at the international stage.

The PSL 6 has introduced a number of newcomers. With the tournament moving to its business end in Abu Dhabi from next month, Lahore Qalandars’ Ahmed Danyal, Peshawar Zalmi’s Mohammad Imran, Quetta Gladiator’s Saim Ayub, Multan Sultans’ Sohaibullah and Islamabad United’s Zeeshan Zameer are eager to prove their worth.

Joining this talented bunch is Mohammad Haris. Haris hails from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was part of the Pakistan squad for the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2020. He has been picked by defending champions Karachi Kings.

Right-arm pacer Ahmed who played for Qalandars in a T20 tournament in Abu Dhabi prior to the start of the PSL 6, represented Qalandars in four matches in Karachi, taking two wickets including bowling Kings’ Colin Ingram for a first ball duck.

Reporter Mehmood Riaz