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Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt is eager to play for the Lahore Qalandars again in next year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Butt is trying to revive his international career after he was banned for five years for his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal that shocked the cricketing world back in 2010.
Despite having done well in domestic cricket, Butt continues to be overlooked by the national selectors.
However, he hopes that by playing more games and having a major impact in next year’s PSL, he will take one step closer to playing for Pakistan again.
Butt represented the Qalandars in two PSL matches this year, where he scored 17 against the Multan Sultans on February 22 and five against the Quetta Gladiators on February 23.
“I have been playing cricket continuously and [I am] in good form. My domestic track record clearly indicates my fitness and performances. My job is to perform, which I have been successfully doing, while [the] rest is on the PCB and selectors [on] what they decide about me,” Butt told The Nation.
“I am a Lahorite and I want to see Lahore Qalandars this time play their best cricket and emerge triumphant. I am eager to play a key role in helping the Qalandars register crucial victories and ultimately win the PSL-5 trophy.”
Butt revealed that he was on a live television program when he received a call from the Qalandars and was told that he would be part of their squad.
“It was really big news for me as I had been waiting since long to play cricket in front my fans and impress them with my performances,” he said.