Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi on Saturday confirmed the appointment of Inzamam-ul-Haq as a batting consultant/mentor for the remainder of the matches this season. Taking to social media, the franchise wrote, “Legend Inzamam Ul Haq joins Peshawar Zalmi as Mentor/Batting Consultant for remaining matches of PSL 6.” Before the suspension of the tournament in March, the franchise was placed at the second spot in the points tally with as many as six points from five matches.
Earlier, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had confirmed that it received all pending approvals and exemptions from the United Arab Emirates government to conduct the remaining matches of the tournament in Abu Dhabi. While PSL 6 was supposed to resume in Karachi, it was predicted that the number of cases in the country might increase again at the end of Eid Holidays which forced the board to move the tournament out of Pakistan.
Here is Peshwar Zalmi’s tweet:
🇵🇰 Legend Inzimam Ul Haq joins Peshawar Zalmi as Mentor/Batting Consultant for remaining matches of PSL 6 💪
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) May 22, 2021
We are grateful to the UAE government: PCB Chief Executive
“We are delighted with this development as the remaining hurdles in the staging of the remaining HBL PSL 6 matches in Abu Dhabi have been overcome and all systems are now good to go,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan was quoted in an official release.
“We are grateful to the UAE government, National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority, Emirates Cricket Board and Abu Dhabi Sports Council for their support and patronage in ensuring all final obstacles were removed, which has firmly put us in a position to complete our marquee event,” he added.
Khan not only thanked his staff for their efforts but hoped that fans would be able to follow and support their favourite players and teams through the live broadcast.
“The holding of the remaining matches in Abu Dhabi will allow our fans to once again follow and support their favourite players and teams through our high-quality broadcast coverage of one of the most competitive cricket leagues in the world,” Khan stated.