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Peshawar Zalmi players arrive in Karachi for PSL final |

Darren Sammy poses with airport staff in Lahore before departure to Karachi

KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi players reached Karachi on Thursday night after the team beat Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings in the knockout games to qualify for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018.

The squad, comprising of both local and foreign players led by Darren Sammy, departed from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport for Karachi. 

Speaking to Geo News, Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy requested the people of Karachi to express their support to his team by wearing yellow shirts. 

“My message, I want to see this colour in the stadium,” Sammy said while pointing towards Yellow colour. “All Zalmi. All Zalmi in the stadium.” 

He said that Zalmi holds strong believe in themselves and play as a team. “I am here to defend my title.”

Meanwhile, team owner Javed Afridi said called the PSL journey for the Zalmi as ‘amazing’.

“Darren’s leadership is very much important for us, the team has won hearts of Pakistanis. I don’t have words on how Lahore supported us and all credit goes to Sammy for it,” Afridi said.

 

Ibitisam Sheikh, Taimur Sultan, Umaid Asif and Khalid Usman will arrive in Karachi on the next flight.

English spinner Liam Dawson, West Indian opener Andre Fletcher at Lahore airport 

Earlier, the players shared pictures on social media ahead of their departure. 

Pacer Chris Jordan and right-arm medium Umaid Asif at Lahore airport 

Wahab Riaz posted a group selfie on Twitter.

Peshawar Zalmi will play Islamabad United in the final at National Stadium, Karachi on Sunday, March 25.

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