With the upcoming edition of the highly celebrated Pakistan Super League (PSL) nearing, the pre-tournament activities are picking pace. In few days, the authorities are set to release the list of the foreign players who are a part of the drafts.
However, there is a major setback for the competition which was swelling its fan base as former South African skipper AB de Villiers is likely to miss this season of the 6-team tournament. The sources revealed that it is his back injury which is keeping him cautious about picking the cricketing action to feature in. AB is also reported to miss the first few weeks of the Big Bash League (BBL).
Some quarters suspect that AB’s decision to withdraw from PSL-5 has a lot to do with the fact that the 20-over competition is set to be played in Pakistan. Playing for Lahore Qalandars in the last season, the 35-year old scored 218 runs at 54.50, which makes this news heartbreaking for a franchise which stood dead last in all the editions of the tournament.