LAHORE, Pakistan, Dec.26 (Reuters) – Fast pitcher Aaron Summers will become the first Australian to play national cricket in Pakistan next month after signing up for the Southern (NYSE 🙂 Punjab, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Saturday ( PCB).
The PCB allows national teams to choose a foreigner and the 24-year-old Tasmanian will be seen in action at the one-day Pakistan Cup tournament, which starts in Karachi from January 8.
“Pakistan is a breeding ground for fast bowlers and while I look forward to becoming a quality fast bowler, I am just as keen to make a big contribution to my team’s performance at the Pakistan Cup … “Summers said in a statement from the PCB.
Summers played for Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 2019 competition and also played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League in Australia.
Players from Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have played in Pakistan’s national cricket in the past.
“We aspire to make our national structure robust, strong and stimulating which can not only benefit our cricketers but also attract foreign cricketers …” said Nadeem Khan, High Performance Director of PCB.
“I hope Aaron’s participation will also attract other foreign cricketers.
“It will also help our local actors to interact and integrate with actors from other environments and improve their understanding of different cultures.”