Lahore Qalandars batsman AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the remaining Pakistan Super League following a back injury.
De Villiers, who was supposed to be a part of the two matches set to be played in Pakistan, won’t be joining the squad.
“I am very disappointed that I will not be able to play in front of the passionate Pakistani cricket fans,” said AB in a statement.
“I hope to be a part of the HBL PSL next year and very much hope to play my part in the return of international cricket to the country. I am backing Lahore Qalandars to go all the way and win the trophy this year.”
The UAE leg of the PSL ends on March 5 before the teams travel to Pakistan for the remaining eight matches.
The Lahore leg of the PSL was recently shifted to Karachi by the PCB, citing logistical and operational challenges.
According to the revised schedule, the Pakistan-leg matches will start on March 9 with all eight matches to be played at National Stadium Karachi.