Moeen Ali withdraws from PSL to focus on ODI WC: English Media

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has opted to withdraw from the upcoming eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to focus on this year’s ICC World Cup, English news outlet The Mirror reported.

Despite several English players prioritizing the lucrative PSL over their team’s scheduled tour of Bangladesh, the white-ball vice-captain, however, has opted to put his national duty before his club.

Moeen had the busiest of schedules over the winter playing 36 games of cricket across three formats. Thus, with the upcoming World Cup being the priority, the all-rounder believes their upcoming tour of Bangladesh is crucial for their side’s title defence in India.

The report further suggested that the all-rounder also seeks to enjoy a couple of weeks at home before his national duty in Bangladesh.

It is pertinent to mention England will tour Bangladesh for three T20Is and as many ODIs from March 1-14, while the PSL will take place from February 13 to March 19.

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