Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, and Tymall Mills have publically announced their decisions to not to travel to Lahore for the final of the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
The English trio tweeted their decisions moments after the Sarfraz Ahmed-led Gladiators made it to the final after beating Peshawar Zalmi by one run in another last over thriller.
Pietersen put up a 90-run stand with Ahmed Shehzad for the second wicket, scoring 40 off 22. He smacked three sixes and two fours in his innings.
Before leaving Dubai, he tweeted:
Wright played his only game of the season in the first qualifier. After getting off to the mark with a four of the inside-edge in the first over, he charged down the wicket against Hasan Ali to smoke him for a six over his head. However, he fell a few balls later, scoring only 12 off 7 balls.
It's with a heavy heart I will not be coming to Lahore. I have a young family and for me a game of cricket is just not worth the risk 1/3— Luke Wright (@lukewright204) February 28, 2017
Mills had been touted by Sarfraz to be one of the most crucial bowlers for his side. The right-armer pocketed seven wickets in the PSL.
A Gladiators' official confirmed to Cricingif on Wednesday about their mainstay batsman Rilee Rossouw's departure from Dubai. The South African has been their mainstay batter, scoring 255 at an average of 43 in the tournament.