PSL game postponed after Ahmed tests positive for COVID-19

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A Pakistan Super League game was postponed Monday after Australian legspinner Fawad Ahmed examined positive for COVID-19 and was put in isolation.

Islamabad United was to satisfy Quetta Gladiators however the Pakistan Cricket Board rescheduled the game for Tuesday after first suspending it by two hours.

“One of our players, Fawad Ahmed tested positive … and was immediately put in isolation two days ago,” Islamabad United mentioned in an announcement.

The PCB mentioned all remaining members of Islamabad United and your complete Quetta Gladiators squad examined unfavorable.

The cricket board additionally mentioned that the choice to reschedule Monday’s game was made with an intention to permit gamers “sufficient time to relax, refocus and regroup following the testing and in the best interest of the competition.”

In his solely look within the PSL this yr, Ahmed took 1-40 in opposition to Peshawar Zalmi on Saturday. Islamabad misplaced by six wickets.

It’s the primary COVID-19 positive check in Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 league, which started on Feb. 20.

Players and participant assist personnel of the 4 remaining groups — Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans — together with match officers may even bear speedy COVID-19 tests on Monday night.

On Feb. 21, Peshawar captain Wahab Riaz and head coach Daren Sammy have been allowed to rejoin their squad after their enchantment in opposition to a quarantine for breaching COVID-19 protocols was accepted by the PCB.

Riaz and Sammy breached the crew’s bio-secure bubble on Feb. 19 after they met with their crew proprietor, who was not a part of the bubble. But they rejoined the crew following two unfavorable COVID-19 tests after they have been spared the three-day quarantine when their enchantment was accepted by the PSL committee.

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