South African batsman AB De Villiers confirmed on Monday that he will playing in the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after signing a contract with the Lahore Qalandars. The retired batsman will become the sixth South Africa cricketer to tour Pakistan the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2008. Two years ago, the Proteas current captain Faf du Plesis led a World XI side which played three T20 games in Pakistan alongside Hashim Amla, David Miller, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir.

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"I am delighted to confirm that I will represent Lahore Qalandars in front of our home crowds on 9 and 10 March, during the HBL PSL 2019," said De Villierers while adding; “I look forward to revisiting the Gaddafi Stadium and aim to play my part in helping Lahore Qalandars achieve something they have been aspiring for since the inception of this tournament in 2016."  

De Villiers will be available only for the group stage matches due to some family commitments but aims to have an important contribution in cricket returning to Pakistan in the future. 

The fourth edition of the PSL is set to begin in Dubai on the 14th of February with games scheduled in Lahore and Karachi from the 7th of March onwards.