The Multan Sultans struggled an important loss before the start of the highly anticipated 9th season of the Pakistan Super League. Injuries took England’s Reece Topley and Pakistan’s Ehsan Ullah, two of their most important fast bowlers, out of the game from the start, losing the team of their crucial contributions.
Multan Sultans’ chances of winning the current PSL were seriously impacted by missing any of those players, as the team’s management confirmed. The team had to change its plans and find other solutions when Ehsan Ullah and Reece Topley couldn’t be reached.
Because of his injury, questions were already present about Ehsan Ullah’s involvement in the early fits. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that Ehsan Allah’s condition was improving and stressed the need for him to receive additional rest and treatment in order to avoid compounding his injuries.
Also, Ali Tareen, the owner of the Multan Sultans, expressed his feelings on Twitter, saying that he had not yet received the approval from England cricket for Reece Topley to play in the tournament. The team faced similarly challenging topics as a result of this lack of authority.
Aware of the importance of Reece Topley’s injury, England Cricket decided to give his recovery the most importance by allowing him one more day off from the pitch. This ruling pointed out the value of participant welfare and brought to light the challenges that groups encounter while controlling ill players during a competitive event such as the PSL.
The Multan Sultans prepared for the challenging path before as the build-up to the 9th Pakistan Super League season began. The team maintained in the effort to build a strong defence and leave a mark on the game regardless of the defeats.
The Multan Sultans prepared for their first game at Multan Stadium on February 18 against the Karachi Kings, with the PSL ceremony expected on February 17. In addition to losing important players, the team remained positive and ready to handle any difficult situation that could arrive in their search of victory.