WATCH: Dale Steyn thanks fans for support before leaving PSL

Islamabad United pacer will take no further part in the tournament amid coronavirus fears

WATCH: Dale Steyn thanks fans for support before leaving PSL PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Islamabad United pacer Dale Steyn has thanked his fans in Pakistan for their support, during the ongoing Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL), after deciding to return home amid coronavirus concerns.

Following the Pakistan Cricket Board’s decision to provide an option to squad members to withdraw from the ongoing HBL PSL 2020, four Islamabad United players and a member of the coaching staff have decided to return home.

Along with Steyn, United batsmen Colin Munro, Dawid Malan and Luke Ronchi and trainer Corey Rutgers will not take any further part in the tournament.

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As such, the PCB will facilitate their safe return and United, who play their last group match against Karachi Kings on March 14 at the National Stadium, can bring in the players’ replacements following the Event Technical Committee’s approval, as per the HBL PSL 2020 regulations.

“I had a great time here,” said Steyn. “I know Pakistan absolutely loves their fast-bowlers and it’s quite nice to have a good fan following here.”

“I would say thank you so much for the support. I felt very welcome and at home when I played here and look forward to coming back,” he added.