Lahore Qalandars head coach Aqib Javed has expressed his want to see his staff competing towards Karachi Kings within the last of the upcoming eighth version of the Pakistan Super League, ranging from February 13.
“That will be the icing on the cake,” mentioned Aqib in regards to the supposed Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandar last on the ARY News programme PSL Special.
Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have been having fun with a wholesome rivalry for the reason that inception of the PSL in 2016. The contest all the time attracts a large viewership throughout the nation and a full home on the stadiums. The two sides had already met within the PSL last again in 2020 when Karachi King defeated Qalandars to elevate their maiden PSL Trophy.
“Without this rivalry and excitement, the game will be worthless” Aqib expressed. “This (PSL) is a community-based competition where people from each city have deep attachment with their respective teams” he added.
Talking in regards to the Lahore Qalandars’ quest to defend their title within the upcoming season, head coach Aqib mentioned his aspect had a core group of round 9 gamers which gave them an edge over different opponents.
“We faced severe criticism in the earlier seasons, but we always used to say this there will be no stopping once we get on winning ways”
“We have a core group of nine players – like Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Fakhar Zaman and others – who have been with us since the start. This is what gives us an already set combination”
It is pertinent to say right here that PSL season eight will happen throughout 4 venues. The grand ceremony adopted by the opening match between defending champions Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans shall be held in Multan on February 13.
The last shall be staged in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on March 19.