Reports suggest that the latest player to refuse is Alex Hales, should his side — Islamabad United — reach the final.
English board seems to have imposed a strict policy on traveling to Pakistan since Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Sam Billings are also unable to take part in the playoffs and final to be held in Lahore and Karachi, respectively.
It has not been long since Morgan and Roy joined their respective teams; the English skipper is a part of Karachi Kings camp whereas Roy is a playing for Quetta Gladiators.
Apart from English cricketers, Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson expressed their desire to play in the eliminators but haven’t yet decided whether they would be willing to visit Pakistan.
Kevin Pietersen’s teammate, Sarfraz Ahmed, spoke about the situation and claimed that he remains hopeful.
Speaking to Gulf News, he said:
KP is KP but I hope he takes a good decision. He will definitely realise that last year we suffered loss because of the absence of four international players. But we have replacements in line as well now.
Source : ProPakistani