PSL 2021 – Two foreign players among 3 test positive for coronavirus

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KARACHI – Three players including two foreign nationals, who are taking part in ongoing sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), have been quarantined after they tested positive for coronavirus despite living in a bio-secure bubble.

A statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the 12th match of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators will be played as scheduled today (Tuesday) at the National Stadium, Karachi. The match will start at 7pm PST.

The PCB said that a total of 244 PCR tests have been conducted to date, resulting in three positive tests. These individuals, including two foreign players and local player support personnel, have been quarantined at a separate floor of the team hotel.

Just under 300 people are inside the bubble, including players, support staff, families, owners, match officials and security officers, who will undergo repeat PCR tests on Thursday.

Additionally, all 112 members of the broadcast crew and the National Stadium as well as PCB staff have also been tested, it added.

On Monday, the Event Technical Committee of the HBL Pakistan Super League 6 has decided to reschedule Quetta Gladiators-Islamabad United match for today.

The decision was made despite both the sides returning negative tests on late Monday afternoon after Fawad Ahmed of Islamabad United’s test result came back positive earlier today. Fawad was put in isolation late Saturday night. He will re-enter the bio-secure bubble after two negative tests.