Srinagar, June 13: Pakistan star cricketer and main pacer of Islamabad United Hassan Ali is going to leave Pakistan Super League ( PSL ) midway and return to Pakistan owing to family comittments .
Hassan Ali will be leaving Abu Dhabi and return to Pakistan. He will be unavailable to the franchise for the remainder of the event.
“I want to say to all Islamabad United fans, unfortunately due to personal reasons I have to pull out of the remaining PSL matches. Some things are more important than cricket and nothing is more important than family. I am thankful to Islamabad United for their support and understanding. This team truly is a family that stands with you through thick and thin. I wish the team very best of luck for the remaining PSL matches,” said Ali in a press release issued by United.
Islamabad United Owner, Ali Naqvi, backed Ali’s decision while stating that family always comes first.
“Unfortunately Hassan will be leaving the group in the coming days. He has been a great leader and performer for the franchise this season, but we have always had the belief in Islamabad United that our professional commitments are subservient to our personal commitments. When we say we are a family we truly mean it, and nothing is more important to a person than his family. We wish Hassan the best of luck, and we wholeheartedly support this decision,” said Naqvi.
“We understand Hassan’s situation right now, family always comes first. We wish Hassan the very best of luck. He will obviously be a huge loss to our team and the tournament, but some things are more important than cricket. At Islamabad United we have always looked after each other like a family and we will continue to do so,” skipper Shadab Khan said in a statement.