Quetta Gladiators faces Peshawar Zalmi in PSL play-off

England Twenty20 specialist Tymal Mills have pulled out of Sunday's Pakistan Super League final with Quetta Gladiators.

However, players such as Kevin Pietersen, Tymal Mills and Luke Wright all took to Twitter to state that they have opted out of playing in Pakistan. Nevertheless, he only played once for Gladiators in the current PSL season, that too in the play-off round, where he scored 12 runs and did not bowl.

Gladiators were lifted to 200-7 by Ahmed Shehzad's 38-ball 77 spiced with four sixes and seven boundaries while Kevin Pietersen made a rapid-fire 22-ball 40. Quetta's left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz broke the partnership and then, in the end, went on to snatch three wickets in the last three balls of the game, reports ESPNCricinfo. South African batsman Rilee Rossouw is believed to be still contemplating whether to play in the final that is to be held on March 5, in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The loser of this fixture will be given another chance to compete against the victor of the other fixture between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings.

England all-rounder Wright expressed regret that he will not be playing in the final.

The final will be contested between the winners of 1st and 3rd play-off matches. "The nefarious designs of terrorists and their facilitators will be foiled".

However, the Grantham-born later announced that he won't take part in the final game of the tournament due to security concerns. He directed the cabinet committee to make best arrangements for the match and also review security and other measures on a daily basis while he himself would regularly review the progress of all arrangements.

  • Julie Sanders