Out of favor Pakistan spinner, Saeed Ajmal feels that third edition of Pakistan Super League should be completely hosted in Pakistan. He plays for Islamabad United in PSL, who won the first edition of this league beating Quetta Gladiators. While inaugurating a boutique, he interacted with the reporters and opened up about the latest spot-fixing scandal during PSL 2. He thinks that accused players have spoiled the name of this country and this game in Pakistan.
“They should be hand rigid punishments in case they are found guilty because these players had not only disappointed their fans, friends and families but also damaged the name of the country,” Ajmal said.
He praised ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit for hosting the training camps regularly, which has helped several youngsters to develop their skills.
The 39-year-old added “Such training classes prove very helpful in guiding young cricketers. I hope the next edition of the PSL will completely be staged in Pakistan. I am super fit and waiting for the chance to perform for my country. If I am given chance, I will surely deliver and help my team getting desired results.”
It has been long since Pakistan fans witnessed a high-class international match there, as no team wants to visit there due to security concern. Only Zimbabwe toured them in mid-2015, which is the only international team to play in Pakistan since Sri Lankan team faced a terrorist attack in 2009. However, PCB made several efforts to bring cricket back in their land and they successfully hosted the final match of PSL 2, where Peshawar Zalmi won the crown by beating Quetta Gladiators in Lahore. Quetta played that match without any foreign players involving Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright. On the other hand, Zalmi was studded with star foreign players like Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels etc. Meanwhile, ICC is also looking keen to bring the cricketing action back in Pakistan as they planned to send a World XI in Pakistan for a T20I series.