ABU DHABI: Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will be coming to Pakistan to take part in Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Quetta Gladiators manager Azam Khan confirmed the news of Watson coming to Karachi to take part in the Pakistan leg of the tournament, sources said.
The news comes after Watson’s Gladiators team-mate DJ Bravo also confirmed he will be coming to Pakistan. Watson’s trip to Pakistan also gives fans here a huge name in cricket to look forward to, after former South Africa and Lahore Qalandars batsman AB de Villiers pulled out of the rest of the tournament with a back injury.
“Watson had asked for $0.3 million to play in Pakistan, however, he later said he will come and play without any compensation,” Khan shared.
Watson will arrive with other international players in Karachi on Thursday.
According to reports, Shane Watson will be coming to Karachi for Pakistan Super League (PSL) leg.
Shane Watson will visit Pakistan for PSL4 matches #Psl4
— Saleem Khaliq (@saleemkhaliq) March 6, 2019
– the Quetta camp is very positive about Shane Watson’s Pakistan arrival for PSL4 ..
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) March 6, 2019
GOOD NEWS GOOD MORNING!🎉Finally after three years, SHANE WATSON agreed to visit Pakistan to play remaining PSL matches. Something eagerly not only #QuettaGladiators but PSL fans were waiting to hear.🏏With Watson traveling to Karachi, this shines chances of QG to win #PSL4 title
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) March 6, 2019
Shane Watson off to Karachi for the Pakistani leg of the PSL
Quetta cannot lose now.
— Dennis Ahmed (@DennisCricket_) March 6, 2019
Shane Watson agreed to visit Pakistan with Quetta Gladiators for remaining PSL4 matches. Not only QG fans but all Pakistanis cant wait to see him playing in Pakistan 💜 pic.twitter.com/Uz5zV1OasK
— Ahsan. 🇵🇰 (@imPakistaniLAD) March 6, 2019
SHANE WATSON COMING TO PAKISTAN OMG I AM CRYINGGGG 😭😭😭♥️
— dr ijaj (@Choisaaab) March 6, 2019
Shane Watson coming to Karachi? Ok I think I am rooting for Quetta only! 😭💜 #Psl4
— Maria. (@fangirly24_7) March 6, 2019
Moreover, the Gladiators administration said Watson will take part in the game against Karachi Kings on Sunday, March 10.
All of Islamabad United players will be travelling to Karachi for the Pakistan leg of PSL. Luke Ronchi, Phillip Salt, Cameron Delport and Samit Patel will be in action at the National Stadium.
Kings foreign players Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, Sikander Raza and Ravi Bopara will be lighting up the city of lights as well.
The Pakistan Cricket board (PCB) had rescheduled the remaining matches. The matches which were scheduled to start from March 7 earlier, now will take place between March 9 until 17.
Karachi Kings will play its match against Peshawar Zalmi on March 10, which was earlier scheduled to be played on March 7 at the National Stadium Karachi.
On March 11, Kings will take on Quetta Gladiators.
The final of PSL 4 will be played in National Stadium Karachi on March 17, 2019.
PCB Chairman Ahsan Mani had earlier said none of the players had refused from coming to Pakistan, all the teams are ready to play in Pakistan, he continued.