Former black caps are all set to end Pakistan’s cricket separation from World Cricket as former four New Zealand international will play in the Pakistan Super League 2017.
Yes, the former New Zealand internationals, Brendon McCullum, James Franklin and Grant Elliott (Lahore Qalandars) and Nathan McCullum (Quetta Gladiators) will play in the five-franchise Pakistan Super League Twenty20 competition 2017, which is a great step to end the separation of Pakistan’s cricket from the World Cricket.
Pakistan last hosted a test in 2009, when gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus. Zimbabwe played one-day and Twenty20 internationals at Lahore in 2015.
New Zealand last visited Pakistan in December 2003 for an ODI series. Their last test was at Lahore in May 2002, before a bomb blast outside their Karachi hotel curtailed any chance of a second match.
But, now it is seems like the time has came to end the separation of Pakistan’s cricket from the World Cricket, as some of the greatest name of World Cricket are all set play in the Pakistan Super League 2017.
And the first 23 of the 24 tournament matches will be split between Dubai and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, but Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium – named after the late Libyan dictator after his speech supporting Pakistan’s right to nuclear weapons in 1974 – has been approved to host the final.
And when the question came on the security of the players, PSL chairman Najam Sethi briefed,
“The government has made a huge investment in securing the city and we will provide foolproof security to players who travel for the final.
“Additionally, internationally reputed security consultants will travel to Dubai in the coming days to allay the doubts and fears of the players.”