Rashid Khan Chooses PSL Over T20 Blast Offer of England

Rashid Khan, Afghanistan's leg spinner, showed that the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has halted his county cricket contract.

He was originally unwilling to play in the PSL 6 matches since he was due to participate in England's T20 Blast, but he decided to join them after PSL 6, after discussions with his county team, Sussex.

Sussex was quite grateful and appreciative for his thorough understanding of the situation. Rashid said that due to Lahore Qalandars' love, he wanted to be playing in the PSL.

"I just played two PSL 6 matches and had to go for national duty, unfortunately. So now I had the opportunity to stay in England, and I had to appreciate the support Sussex gives to me as I had to decide to play five matches in the county or to play a tournament like PSL that seemed better, especially because the fan urged me to play the PSL," Rashid said.

Rashid said participation in a league like PSL was an increasing opportunity, and he hoped that there will be more players from Afghanistan. Cricket may serve as a catalyst for bringing the people of the two countries and improve the connection between two cricket boards.

The 22-year-old leg-spinner hoped for a series that would increase love and respect among players from both countries between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Sports are all for unity among countries, he said.