PSL craze is firing up as two top teams from the league have announced to play a friendly match prior to the official start. Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United will face off against each on 15th February to give a glimpse of what is about to come.
Players from both teams, celebrities and former cricketers will take part in the match that will be held at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
United and Gladiators
Both franchises issued a joint press release stating;
Players representing both the franchises, celebrities and former cricketing legends will take on each other on Pakistan’s soil.
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This is just one of the many matches that will be played in the country. The statement said that;
In future more matches will be played in various cities of Pakistan.
The match is deemed “All Stars Muqabla” as top players from both teams take on each other. Talking about the aim behind this initiative, Gladiators’ owner Nadeem Omar said;
Our aim from the start has been to give back to the city and people of Quetta. The All Stars Muqabala will thus be the foremost example of this aim of ours. We look forward to hosting this and giving back to a community that has given us so much and we’ll be giving our local Quetta boy, Mohammad Junaid, an outing in this match as well.
PSL 2016 winners Islamabad United’s owner also shared same enthusiasm and vision, he said;
We have always considered the support of cricket in the country to be one of our foremost duties. This match will hopefully be another stepping stone for the return of high-level cricket – including the PSL – back to our own shores.
The step will help promote Pakistan’s message of peace in the country and that Pakistan is safe for anyone to come and play.