PSL: Peshawar to face Quetta in 1st eliminator match today

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"It is unfortunate for Islamabad United that Misbah will not be available for the grand finale of the event for which it has already qualified", said sources in Islamabad United while talking to the state-run news agency in Lahore on Monday.

"I blame the Pakistan Cricket Board for this sad situation.I know the board will not like my comments".

Ahmed expressed exasperation over those foreign players who had backtracked on their commitments to visit and play in Pakistan. "But in future only those overseas players should be included in the player draft who commit to also play in Pakistan if required by their franchises", Moin, a veteran of 69 Tests and 219 ODIs, told the media in Sharjah. "The PSL belongs to Pakistan and when its complete edition will be played in Pakistan, it will not only provide the best moments to cricket-crazy nation to enjoy by seeing their worldwide heroes playing in front of them, but also help raise the standard of Pakistan cricket", Ilyas concluded. In the first match, Quetta Gladiators will take on Peshawar Zalmi in a rematch of last year's final.

He said that even the Indian Premier League (IPL) started producing players for national team after 3 to 4 years, but the PSL right from the start gave the national some promising and quality players, who proved their mettle in worldwide cricket as well. The victor of today's match will face Karachi Kings, while the loosing team will be out from the event. "We can't have this happening all the time".

The final of the mega event will be played in Karachi. The West Indian spinner today was reported for having a suspected illegal bowling action but can continue to bowl in the PSL but if reported again he will be suspended from bowling.