Gayle, Sangakkara refuse to play PSL final in Lahore

Written by February 21, 2017 17:15

Lahore, Feb 21: Karachi Kings’ Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have refused to travel to Lahore for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final despite being made lucrative financial offers by the league organisers.

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As many as 50 cricketers expressed their desire to partake in the title-deciding match after the PSL organisers, following a high-level meeting, decided to go ahead and hold the match in Lahore, Express News reported.

However, absent from the list was the star trio of Gayle, Sangakkara and Jayawardene, who have refused to travel to Pakistan, citing the country’s volatile security conditions.

The PCB, in order to bring international players on board, has reportedly offered between $10,000 and $50,000 to the said players on top of the salaries they are already receiving.