2019 is considered to be sports revival in the country as Legendary South African batsman AB de Villiers has announced his visit Pakistan in March play Pakistan Super League matches at the Gaddafi Stadium. The fourth edition of Pakistan Super League is scheduled to start next month and will be played in UAE before moving to Pakistan for the last eight matches including the big final in Karachi.
“I am delighted to confirm that I will represent Lahore Qalandars in front of our home crowds on 9 and 10 March, during the HBL PSL 2019,” psl-t20 quotes De Villiers as saying. “I look forward to revisiting the Gaddafi Stadium and aim to play my part in helping Lahore Qalandars achieve something they have been aspiring for since the inception of this tournament in 2016.”
“I am fully aware that cricket is like a second religion in Pakistan,” he said. “I still remember the support and appreciation we received in 2007. Furthermore, I feel I have a role to play in helping international cricket return to Pakistan. These have been some of the motivating factors for me to return to Lahore.” “The Qalandars are an impressive organisation with an excellent player development programme,” he added.
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17 August, 2019