PSL final in Lahore: Afridi backs government’s ‘bold’ decision

Shahid Afridi — AP/File
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Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has fully backed the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) management’s decision to host the final in Lahore.

The flamboyant all-rounder who is associated with PSL side Peshawar Zalmi believes that the Lahore final is an important step towards bringing international cricket back to Pakistan.

“The goal which has to be achieved through PSL is bringing cricket back to Pakistan,” said Afridi during ARY TV show ‘Off The Record’.

“The government has taken a bold decision and we should support it,” he added.

Afridi said that Zalmi’s foreign players have not ruled out the possibility to travel for the final to Lahore if they qualify.

“I gave Darren Sammy the guarantee for his security if he agreed to come to Lahore, he therefore agreed,” revealed Afridi about his ‘light’ conversation with the West Indies captain.

Peshawar Zalmi, who lost to Quetta Gladiators by one run in the first PSL playoff will take on the Kings in the third play off on Friday, with the latter riding high on their confidence after convincingly eliminating defending champions Islamabad United from the tournament in a thrilling encounter.