Pakistani all-rounder and the Karachi Kings player Shoaib Malik has revealed that he is trying to convince international cricketers for visiting Lahore for the Pakistan Super League final on March 5.
There was 13 people were killed in a suicide bombing incident on February 13 which stirred some doubts whether the Pakistan Cricket Board would hold the PSL final in Lahore. But now all doubts all clear after the Dubai meeting.
A meeting between the PSL management and the five franchise owners held last week in Dubai, where the decision was taken that final clash of the tournament would be held in Lahore according to the schedule.
Malik told the Sawn, "I don't take security at home. I have informed the players here that my wife is an Indian national and even she doesn't take security whenever she visits Pakistan."
When asked where PSL is positioned compared to other international T20 leagues, Malik replied, "Though I don't think it's fair to compare leagues, I think to go by the standard of cricket after Big Bash, PSL takes the stand. And by God's grace, it's getting better day by day.”
However, Pakistan Super league will now give the option to the franchisees to draft new players for the Final, which will start on March 5 in case contracted international cricketers do not want to due to security reasons.