By: | Muhammad Ali Azlan |
All the English players playing this season of PSL have already expressed their reservations with regards to playing in Pakistan where the semifinals and finals of the Pakistan Super League Season 3 are scheduled to take place.
Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan and Kevin Pietersen all have refused to go and play in Pakistan due to ‘the country being unsafe,’ in their estimation.
According to sources, despite being offered an additional payment the players have decided against playing in final stages of the PSL if their respective franchises make it that far.
But, all is not lost, two Englishmen have displayed the intestinal fortitude needed and will bear witness being part of history, they will be part of a noteworthy event that may very well turn out to be the stepping stone to bringing the entire league to Pakistan in the next season, for which the PCB chairman has already expressed an inclination for.
Pakistan has been plagued with terrorism for more than a decade now but in the recent years the Pakistan Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies along with the local population have put up a vociferous fight against the transgressors of law spilling innocent blood on the land, we have made amazing inroads in the fight and the safety and security conditions of the country have increased manifold.
‘Have no fear Wilkins is here.’
Alan Wilkins the commentary ace will join his team of extraordinary gentleman in Pakistan as a part of the commentary team bringing us the same flair, finesse and a dose of good old unadulterated fun.
Alan Wilkins (born 22 August 1953 in Rhiwbina, Cardiff) is a former English county cricketer, who played for Glamorgan and Gloucestershire. He was a left-arm medium-pace bowler, who took almost 400 wickets between 1976 and 1983, before retiring due to a severe shoulder injury. He also made one appearance for Bristol Rugby against Abertillery in 1980.
Bopara, who plays for Karachi kings in Pakistan Super League (PSL), participated in the teams launching event before the official launch of the third edition of the tournament by visiting the largest city of the country, Karachi.
While speaking to the media, Bhopara praised Karachi in Punjabi saying, “Karachi bara sona hai [Karachi is very beautiful ].”
Ravinder Singh “Ravi” Bopara (born 4 May 1985) is an English cricketer who plays for Essex and England. Originally a top-order batsman, his developing medium pace bowling has made him an all-rounder and he has the best bowling figures for England in Twenty20 Internationals.
Bopara has also played for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League, Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League and Chittagong Vikings in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Us at NewsOne welcome all the foreigners making their way to Pakistan for the momentous occasion and hope their stay will be a pleasurable one, we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and hope that your stay will be joyous one.