South African pacer, Lungi Ngidi is likely to miss PSL 9 because he has not received NOC due to fitness concerns from the South African board.
Eight players who are doubtful for the upcoming season will have their permanent or temporary replacements chosen by PSL franchises. Afghanistan’s Noor Ahmed and Naveen-ul-Haq will be replaced by Peshawar Zalmi, while Dan Lawrence and Rashid Khan will be replaced by Lahore Qalandars.
Lungi Ngidi Set to Miss PSL 9 Over NOC Issue
Due to delays in receiving a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Cricket South Africa, South African pacer Lungi Ngidi is expected to miss the upcoming Pakistan Super League 2024 season 9, which is a major blow for Peshawar Zalmi.
The reason for the NOC delay is stated as Ngidi’s persistent fitness worries. Ngidi was already selected by Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL 9 Draft, so the team may search for a replacement in the supplementary and replacement draft, which is set for January 29.
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Due to a careful recovery from back surgery, Afghanistan’s spin master Rashid Khan has also withdrawn from the league. This has given the Shaheen Afridi-led Lahore Qalandars an option to select a successor in the same selection.
In addition, players like Dan Lawrence, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Tim Seifert, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Tom Curran have temporary replacements arranged by Qalandars and other teams.
Teams will designate stand-ins for players who are unavailable for any length of time in a variety of areas, answering the shifting needs of teams in advance of the PSL 9 season.
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