Star England pacer Reece Topley has withdrawn from the upcoming version of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) as he’s nursing a niggle. He was set to signify the Multan Sultans in what would have been his maiden stint in Pakistan’s premier franchise league.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied giving the left-arm pacer a No Objection Certificates (NOC) to participate within the T20 event. Topley featured in 12 out of the 13 matches for the Durban Tremendous Giants, who completed runners-up within the just lately concluded SA20 2024. He bagged 13 wickets at a mean of 25.31 and a strike charge of 18.
“[Topley] hasn’t obtained his NOC [no-objection certificate from England] and is out of the PSL,” Sultans proprietor Ali Tareen tweeted on Sunday, February 11.
Topley is not the one pacer that Multan would miss within the forthcoming version of the PSL. The younger and proficient Ihsanullah has been dominated out of the event, owing to a long-standing elbow damage.
In line with ESPNcricinfo, Topley’s damage is not too severe however the England administration does not need to take any dangers with the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in June within the West Indies and the USA. The report additionally talked about that Topley’s damage is not dangerous sufficient to maintain him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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The Sultans’ administration is making an attempt their finest to herald replacements to bolster their facet. As per stories, South Africa’s Nandre Burger, who additionally had a powerful SA20 2024 marketing campaign, was being checked out by the Sultans as a possible substitute for Topley. Nonetheless, the younger left-arm pacer additionally did not get NOC from Cricket South Africa.
Now, England’s Olly Stone, who performed within the SA20 and the ILT20 just lately, is among the frontrunners to step in for Topley. Additionally, Sri Lankan veteran pacer Dushmantha Chameera is an alternative choice however he suffered a left quadriceps damage on Sunday and has been dominated out of the rest of the white-ball collection towards Afghanistan.
The PSL begins on Sunday, February 17. Multan Sultans completed second finest within the final two editions of the event, dropping to Lahore Qalandars in each finals. Mohammad Rizwan and Co. will hope to go the space this yr.
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