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Quetta Gladiators suffered a huge blow ahead of PSL-4

Since, the popularity of Pakistan Super League is growing fast among overseas players, in the fourth edition of the tournament, starting from February 14 in Dubai, at least, 40 foreign players are all set to play to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to entertain the cricket loving crowd.

The PSL 2019 is scheduled features 34 T20 matches to be played between six franchises.

The Pakistan Super League 2019 edition is scheduled to commence on February 14th 2019 and will end on March 17 2019.

The tournament, which is officially labeled as  HBL PSL 2019  and formally referred to as  PSL 4 , would kick off with the PSL opening ceremony being held in the UAE on February 14t

Ahead of PSL start, Quetta Gladiators have been dealt an injury blow with all-rounder Sunil Narine unavailable for the start of the Pakistan Super League due to a finger injury, confirmed PSL management in a press release issued on Tuesday.

Narine, who was part of a blockbuster pre-season trade between Quetta Gladiators and Lahore Qalandars, is nursing a finger injury which he aggravated during the recently-concluded BPL.

Sunil Narine was traded from Lahore Qalandars ahead of PSL 4 Draft. Photo: PCB/PSL

Narine will be seeing his medical team immediately and, depending on medical advice, is expected to join the squad later on in the tournament.

“We hope to have Narine with us as soon as possible because he is a true match winner,” said Quetta Gladiators coach Moin Khan.

“It’s a blow just before the start of PSL but we will try to cope with it. We have got the depth in our squad as there are plenty other match-winners. We wish Narine a quick recovery and hope to welcome him very soon during HBL PSL.”

To cover for this injury, Gladiators have called up Somerset leg-spinner Max Waller.

“Obviously, you cannot like for like replacement of a big player like Narine but we have drafted in Waller and we are confident that he will add value to our team ,” said Moin.

Quetta Gladiators start their PSL 2019 campaign on February 15 when they play last year’s finalists Peshawar Zalmi.

Earlier, Pakistan Super League’s Franchise Lahore Qalandars suffered a huge blow ahead of Pakistan Super League’s 4th edition as Haris Sohail has been ruled out of PSL.

Left-handed batsman Haris Sohail is unlikely to take part in the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a knee injury.

Sohail was drafted in by the Lahore Qalandars during the draft in Islamabad on November 20 but it seems like he won’t be able to play for the franchise after failing to recover from his recurring knee issues.

The 30-year-old had, earlier, returned home without taking part in even a single Test match of the series against South Africa due to the same problem.

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