Lahore batter cricketer Ben Dunk was instrumental in the team’s late recovery from PSL 5, saying he decided to stay because of growing concerns about the corona virus around the world. Take part in the remaining matches in Pakistan.
Talking to the media in Lahore, Ben Dunk said that as things stand now, he is at ease in staying in Pakistan.
“We have been really well updated by PSL [about coronavirus situation]. As an individual, it is my decision whether I want to go home or stay. At this stage, I am very comfortable with where things are at,” said Dunk. “We are getting daily updates. Things are playing out behind the scenes and if they stay at the current rate as they are, I am certainly comfortable to stay and play.”
“Obviously, depending on what happens at home with regards to borders, we will have to reassess but right now I am really comfortable,” he added.
He also took the opportunity to thank the fans of the Lahore Qalandars team for their perseverance and stated that he wanted to return their confidence in the rest of the PSL match.
“I have had a really good time with this team [Lahore Qalandars] and we have been looked after really well, so I would like to repay the faith and get some wins to get us through the finals,” he said. “The support that we have got at our home ground has been amazing. The people of Lahore have really showed patience with us. It has been nice to repay their faith and get some wins on the board, but we still have a big job to do, so I am really excited for the week to come.’’
So far, more than a dozen foreign coach coach employees from five franchises have decided to leave Season 5 of the HBL Pakistan Premier League (PSL) and leave Pakistan. However, all of Lahore Qalandars’ foreign players and staff currently reside in Pakistan.