LAHORE-Quetta Gladiators skipper and Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmad said that the foreign players, who backed out of their commitment of visiting Pakistan to play the semifinals of PSL-3, should not be a part of players’ draft of the next edition.

Speaking at the press conference held here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday, Sarfraz said: “It is not fair on part of such foreign players who backed out of their commitment at the last minute as they were ready to come to Pakistan.”

Sarfraz said he is saddened as the top most foreign players of his Quetta have opted not to visit Pakistan which is a setback for his team ahead of the crucial tie. He also urged the franchisers of the teams not to include such players in the respective squads who did not keep their words. “But we cannot force foreign players to visit Pakistan, nor Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) or the franchisers can do so but it is the moral duty of players to fulfill their commitments and they should give importance to Pakistan and its cricket,” he said.

“Without out our key overseas player Jason Roy, Kevin Peterson, Shane Watson and Ben Laughlin we will be not a full strength side, but in the prevailing circumstances we will be re-selecting our squad to exhibit an all-round performance to move into the final,” he said.

The termed the plays off against Zalmi a tough and challenging task and said it is hard to fill the void of our foreign players. “Now all eyes are focused on our young local players whose role will be very important in the match and I am confident that our players will rise to the occasion for a best possible performance,” he said.

“Our performance in the last two matches were not good but we will be forgetting all that and also the absence of the foreign players to show a performance which could lead us to the final,” said Sarfraz.