Veteran English batsman, Ian Bell, has confirmed his availability to travel to Pakistan for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL).
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PSL 2019 will start on 14th February in the UAE before it returns to Pakistan for the last eight matches of the season, with the final being played in Karachi on the 17th of March.
Ian Bell, who was not part of any of the previous PSL seasons, has been picked by defending champions Islamabad United following Bell’s brilliant performances in the T20 Blast this year.
In an interview, the 36-year-old claimed that he was excited to travel to Pakistan for the PSL next year. Bell revealed he had fond memories of the last time he visited, as he scored a Test century and enjoyed the batting tracks of Pakistan.
On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators had suffered the most in the previous seasons due to their seasoned international campaigners not agreeing to travel to Pakistan. However, the Gladiators have done their homework this time, with West Indian superstar, Dwayne Bravo agreeing to travel to Pakistan for the PSL.
In a video message, the “Champion” from the Caribbean revealed that he will be making the trip to Pakistan for the first time in 12 years, and asked the fans to come out and support Quetta Gladiators in the PSL.
Another superstar from the Caribbean, Sunil Narine, signed up with the Quetta Gladiators after being traded from the Lahore Qalandars. Sunil Narine will also be available for the trip to Pakistan, as confirmed by the player himself through a video message.
The 30-year-old mentioned his excitement to be a part of the Quetta Gladiators and hoped that the team will go all the way through and win the final this time in Pakistan.
Star New Zealand batsman, Colin Munro, was retained by the Karachi Kings franchise before the PSL drafts. The left-handed striker was excited and grateful to be a part of the Kings, and according to the owner of the franchise, Salman Iqbal, Munro has agreed to travel to Pakistan for the last leg of the PSL season.
“The swashbuckling batsman was part of the squad last year, but he could not play any match due to national duty. However, this time around we have picked him as a full player, and he is agreed to visit Pakistan,” Salman Iqbal revealed in an interview following the drafts.