Naseem Shah won't play for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 9: report

The 20-year-old has decided to part ways with the franchise due to personal reasons

By Web Desk
November 16, 2023
Naseem Shah - PCB

Pakistan ace pacer Naseem Shah will not play for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine.

As per the local sports channel, the 20-year-old has decided to part ways with the franchise due to personal reasons.

The right-arm pacer will play for a new franchise with Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United reportedly the two teams looking to take his services.

Remember, Naseem's category has been updated from diamond to platinum following the local player category renewal process for the 2024 edition.

Earlier this week, PCB and franchises agreed that the dates of PSL 2024 will be finalised upon the advice of the government of Pakistan during the governing council's meeting

Remember, the general election has been announced to take place on February 8, 2024. Meanwhile, PSL 9's tentative schedule is from February 8 to March 24.

With the general election announced to take place during the same window, it was unanimously agreed by both parties that formal advice be expeditiously sought from the government of Pakistan over finalising the exact dates for the tournament.

On the other hand, franchisees also urged the PCB to accelerate the process for the sale of PSL Media rights.

Earlier, it was reported that two countries are in the running to host some matches of the PSL 9.

According to sources, UAE and South Africa could host the initial matches of PSL due to elections in Pakistan.

However, sources added that the majority of the franchises are insisting that the entire event should take place in Pakistan.

Remember, the PCB has opened a registration window for foreign players as well.