Former Australian all-rounder confirmed on Social Media that he will visit Pakistan for Pakistan Super League. The Quetta Gladiators cricketer posted the news on Instagram, quoted;
“It’s been 14 years since I last visited Pakistan, a place with some of the most passionate fans in world cricket. Can’t wait to give it our best shot in bringing home the trophy with Quetta Gladiators”
Recently, the manager of Quetta Gladiators announced that Shane Watson will fly to Pakistan to take part in Pakistan leg of PSL 4. Also, another Gladiators cricketer DJ Bravo has confirmed his visit to Karachi for the rest of tournament. Cricket fans are eagerly looking forward to Watson after AB de Villiers pulled out of the tournament because of back injury.
Earlier Shane Watson asked for $0.3 Million to play In Pakistan, later he decided to play without any compensation. However, the franchise cricket team’s administration confirmed his visit to Pakistan for this year’s season. Watson will arrive Pakistan with other International cricketers on Thursday.
It’s been 14 years since I last visited Pakistan, a place with some of the most passionate fans in world cricket. Can’t wait to give it our best shot in bringing home the trophy with… https://t.co/LVTXgkj0ru
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) March 6, 2019
The squad of Islamabad United including all international players are travelling to Karachi for Pakistan Leg of PSL. Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport, Phillip Salt and Samit Patel are going to perform in front of passionate crowd. Moreover, overseas player of Karachi Kings also Colin Ingram, Colin Munro, and Ravi Bhopara will enhance glory the city of Lights.
National Cricket Stadium Karachi will host last eight fixtures of Pakistan Super League 2019. Earlier, PCB scheduled three of these eight matches at Lahore. Later, the board shifted the matches to Karachi due to uncertain security reason. They faced difficulties due to delay opening of airspace for commercial flights which created operational and logistical challenges. In addition, Pakistan Cricket Board also announced to refund the tickets of Lahore Matches.