PSL 9: Multan Sultans’ Alex Hartley confirms she is fasting in Ramadan

The Sultans’ spin bowling coach has been pivotal to the team's success this season

By Web Desk
March 16, 2024
Multan Sultans’ spin bowling coach Alex Hartley. — Multan Sultans

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Multan Sultans’ spin bowling coach Alex Hartley confirmed that she is fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

Hartley, a former English cricketer, is breaking the barriers in the ongoing PSL 9 as she has been a vital part in success of the Multan side that qualified for the final which will be played at the National Bank Stadium, Karachi, on March 18.

Hartley stated that all the players in the team are fasting so she wanted to understand what it's like and how they feel when they go into a game after fasting all day.

"It is Ramadan and the lads are fasting. So I thought I really want to understand how they're feeling when they get to the game. I think it is only fair that the players are doing it, so I should join them [in fasting]," Hartley told BBC 5 Live Sport.

She then went on to explain the challenges she is facing in her daily routine due to fasting admitting that it is “very hard”.

"We have just broken our fast now after we fasted all day. I have had some dates and some salad. We can eat till 4 am and then we don’t eat again till 6:40 pm the next day. It is hard, so hard," she explained.

"I go to bed at 4 am and sleep during the day, as our games start at 9 pm in the night," she concluded.

Remember, the Sultans became the first team to qualify for the final of the ninth edition of PSL after beating Babar Azam’s Peshawar Zalmi in the Qualifier on March 14.

Mohammad Rizwan’s men successfully chased down the 147-run target without much difficulty and qualified for their fourth consecutive final.

They will now take on the winner of the second eliminator which will be played between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in Karachi on Saturday.