The bowler-turned all-rounder, Sunil Narine to miss the start of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) commencing from February 14 in the UAE.
Narine, who was picked by Quetta Gladiators for this season, will be nursing a finger injury. According to PSL’s management, Narine is expected to join his team after getting a green signal from the medical team.
Meanwhile, Somerset’s leg-spinner Max Waller will fill in for Narine in first few matches of the league.
“Narine’s absence in the first part of the league will be a blow for us and we are looking forward to his speedy recovery,” said Gladiators coach Moin Khan.
Khan praised Narine’s ability to bat top the order and called him one of the key players they have in their side. “Narine is a big player and his replacement was a difficult task for us. We hope that Waller adds some value to our performance,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the fourth edition of the league kicks off with a mesmerizing opening ceremony following by the first clash between defending champions Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars.
The league’s Pakistan leg will start with Karachi Kings taking on Peshawar Zalmi at National Stadium Karachi on March 7. A total of eight matches including the final are scheduled in Karachi and Lahore.