Australian quick bowler Aaron Summers is about to create historical past by changing into the primary Australian to participate in Pakistan home cricket. Summers will signify Southern Punjab within the Nationwide One Day Cup set to start on January 8.
In keeping with sources, the ultimate negotiations between Summers and PCB are happening and the official announcement can be made quickly. Summers has reportedly obtained the No Objection Order (NOC) from Cricket Australia and can participate within the upcoming event.
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Though the Australian authorities has enforced journey restrictions because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s reported that Summers has already obtained his journey exemption to fly to Pakistan.
In keeping with PCB’s rules, every home workforce can have a most of 1 abroad participant of their squad, though such situations have been a uncommon prevalence. Summers is about to develop into the primary Australian in historical past to signal for a Pakistani home workforce. Southern Punjab made a particular request to PCB to permit Summers to be part of their squad, which appears more likely to be accredited.
The final high-profile worldwide cricketer to participate within the Pakistan home workforce was Zimbabwean all-rounder Sikandar Raza, whereas a couple of Afghanistan gamers have additionally been part of the home setup.
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Summers has beforehand represented Karachi Kings within the Pakistan Tremendous League, he took half in solely two matches the place he didn’t make an impression. 24-year outdated has been in identified within the Australian home circuit as a fiery bowler with distinctive tempo. He has been part of Large Bash League and has shared the dressing room with English fast-bowlers Jofra Archer and Tymal Mills.
The transfer will certainly assist Pakistan home cricket in the long term, whereas it could additionally assist in reviving Summers aspirations to signify his nationwide aspect.