Saqlain urges ICC to help bring cricket back to Pakistan


Before the trophy unveiling at the stadium, a special "Uber Trophy Handover" was carried out, said a statement here by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Before the PSL cricketing action gets under way from February 22, a ceremony to unveil the glittering winners' trophy will be held in Dubai on Tuesday. You are an unbelievable country and you've done great things for cricket. "I hope the tournament becomes more successful".

Sethi also appreciated the Sultans. "Najam Sethi has done a great thing by holding PSL". "Once again, we have 13 games of what I believe will all be too close to call".

Karachi Kings' fans are hoping that Mickey Arthur will take their team to PSL victory this time in a similar fashion as he steered the Pakistan team to Champions Trophy triumph previous year. "If they have it in Oct, we have our home series at that time in UAE", he said.

He also rued the fact that India and Pakistan have virtually stopped all cricketing ties between them. "The team owners, sponsors and media have played a remarkable role", he said.

Talking about the young talent coming in through PSL, Arthur said he hopes to get at least three players before heading to World Cup 2019 in England.

The 2018 edition is set to be the biggest yet with six teams in contention following the addition of Multan Sultans. They have paid through their pocket to be a part of this.

The third season of the PSL will kick off in Dubai on Thursday with a star-studded ceremony headlined by the legendary Sufi singer Abida Parveen and American pop star Jason Derulo.

During the season, all teams will play against each other twice before the top four teams qualify for the play-off stage.

He also spoke about meeting the Indian players and playing with them on a snowy turf after so long and added that the players from both the countries should continue playing in such tournaments and also meet in global cricket.

With matches held at Dubai International Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium, tickets are still available for numerous matches until the tournament moves to Karachi and Lahore for the latter stages from March 20.