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Australian former cricketer Tom Moody revealed he would be happy to fly to Pakistan in the third edition of the widely-recognised Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“Yes, I’ll be joining the team for the games in Pakistan,” Moody was quoted as saying by Dawn.
The 52-year-old Adelaide-born Moody has been appointed the chief coach of the newly PSL outfit Multan Sultans earlier this year.
Moody stated he would be in Pakistan if his side Multan would reach the finals of the Twenty20 competition.
“Hopefully we will qualify for the finals,” Moody maintained.
The former top-order batsman Moody, who played 76 One-day Internationals and eight Tests for Australia, has further shown a great interest to travel to Karachi and Lahore.
“And get the opportunity to play at both venues — Karachi and Lahore,” Moody added.
The former top-order batsman Moody, who played 76 ODIs and eight Tests for Australia, stated the international cricket would be returning to Pakistan, and the fans would witness the cricketers following the trust-building measures.
“I think the trust level of the players to travel to Pakistan is going to improve over time,” Moody said.
Mood, who has been part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL), will enjoy the stint in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Following the improved situation in the country, Pakistan has hosted World XI team for the three Twenty20 internationals at iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore followed by a solitary T20I against Sri Lanka in October early this year.
On the other side, Moody, who has a lot of experience on his back, reiterated Multan has a list of quality players and is hopeful to see his wards giving their best in the shorter version of the professional T20 league.
“I think we have a competitive side that has got a good balance between experienced international players and some exciting young talent, so I think we will be competitive throughout the tournament,” Moody asserted.
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Moody is bound to work alongside legendary bowler Wasim Akram, as the former revealed he had enjoyed a cordial relationship with the left-arm bowler.
“I am obviously very excited about reuniting with Wasim Akram. We have been friends for a really long time and to have his experience with the group is going to be invaluable,” Moody stated.
After witnessing the draft of the players, Mood explained all-six teams had availed some prominent faces in the line-up which includes the local players who have been delivering in the domestic fold.
“The draft had a lot of high-quality players, not only local but also international, so all the teams had access to some star quality players,” Moody concluded.
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With the third edition of PSL kicking off in late February 2018, Multan will be led by Shoaib Malik, who earlier represented Karachi Kings in first two tournaments.