Pakistan’s former captain Shoaib Malik levelled serious charges against the PCB. File
Karachi: Karachi Kings defeated Quetta Gladiators by seven wickets in the opening match the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Saturday. Arshad Iqbal was the wrecker-in-chief as he accounted for the three dismissals, conceding only 16 runs in his three overs to help Kings set up a thumping win in the first match and set the tone for the tournament.
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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said that veterans Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik should retire from cricket with “respect and grace” and make way for younger players.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday confirmed 20 players and 11 player support personnel will travel on a chartered flight to Manchester on Sunday morning for a three-Test and three T20I series to be played in August and September.
The event began with a documentary shedding light on the journey of cricket in Pakistan featuring a voice over by PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. Paragliders also descended from the sky at one point, making a clean landing in the stadium.
Afridi won't be participating in the initial matches of Quetta Gladiators and will likely join the squad for the Lahore leg. Afridi has rejoined the bio-secure bubble of the PSL season seven after he left it due to personal and health issues.
Alfredo Cappella scored the first goal for the Dubai Wolves by CAFU which set the pace of the game - fast with a flurry of goals coming in from both teams.