Quetta Gladiators’ foreign cricket players refuse to play final in Pakistan

Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Quetta Gladiators, player Kevin Pietersen looks on during second edition of PSL draft in Dubai on October 19, 2016. (AFP)

Pakistan’s Quetta Gladiators cricket team might see themselves short of their key players after foreigners on the team refused to take part in the upcoming final of the country’s Super League set ot be held in Lahore.

Pakistani media outlet Geo News reported the news a few days after Kevin Pietersen, a key player of the Gladiators, left the United Arabi Emirates after his team beat Peshawar Zalmi to qualify for the final.

The final in scheduled to be held in on March 5.

Cricket authorities are attempting to restore the Pakistan Super League in Lahore and bring back international cricket to the country which experienced a militant attack on a Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.

Pakistan is witnessing a surge in militant violence as deadly bombings hit important cities in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that has left many dead.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50