Before the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the franchise of Pakistani fans, especially the Lahore Qalandars, has been hit hard and former South African cricketer AB DE Villiers has refused to participate in the next edition of PSL.
De Villiers initially showed his availability for the league but has now refused to join the PSL to handle the 'workload' and avoid injury.
It is worth mentioning here that De Villiers has retired from international cricket a year and a half ago and is playing leagues around the world these days, refusing to participate in the league solely on the basis of 'workload'.
De Villiers represented Middlesex in England's T20 Tournament Vitality Blast last September this year and will now likely join the Indian Premier League after the Big Bash.
It should be remembered that the Lahore Qalandars had hired the former South African captain last season, but he quit PSL after making some excuses for injury and did not even come to Pakistan to play.
What is striking, however, is that de Villiers, who has retired from the PSL, had already participated in almost all the matches in the Indian Premier League, representing Royal Challengers Bangalore from the first match.
It should be noted that this year the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the full edition of the league in Pakistan, where the United Arab Emirates hosted most of the events before.
The initial impression was that De Villiers had refused to join the league for the matches in Pakistan, but according to the leading cricket website CricInfo, the South African cricketer said that he was not in Pakistan because of his matches but because of his' Have left the league to handle 'workload' properly