Web Desk: Australia’s right-handed batsman Multan Sultans, Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) following an elbow injury.
“I am disappointed I won’t be able to play in HBL PSL but I wish Multan Sultans all the best for this year’s tournament,” said Steve Smith. “I was looking forward to playing the tournament and helping the team try to win the trophy. We have a talented team and I am confident that they will do very well.”
Cricket Australia stated that the the former captain will undergo surgery and is expected to wear a brace for six weeks before commencing rehabilitation.
The Australian cricketer was picked by Multan Sultans in the PSL draft.
“We are sad to lose a player of Steve’s calibre but we wish him a speedy recovery,” said PCB in a message.
“Hopefully we will see him in future editions of PSL, the league fans would miss seeing him live in action this season,” said a PCB spokesman.
Multan Sultans will now seek a replacement for Smith at the Replacement Draft later this month.