KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz will miss the team’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) opener against Quetta Gladiators, which is set to take place tomorrow, according to the franchise.
Wahab was diagnosed with COVID-19 the day before and is now in self-isolation. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand, will face Quetta under the captaincy of experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik, according to a release from the franchise.
Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan captain, and all-rounder for the Quetta Gladiators tested positive for coronavirus earlier today.
Following the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) protocols, the star player will quarantine at home and will be reintegrated into the squad after seven days of quarantine and a negative test.
After obtaining permission from the team’s management, Afridi visited a hospital on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Imad Wasim, the former captain of the Karachi Kings, and Jordan Thompson, an international player, both tested positive for coronavirus today, only hours before the commencement of the PSL.
Wasim Akram, the president of the Karachi Kings, tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago.
It’s also worth noting that Mohammad Amir’s participation in today’s match is in doubt after the pacer suffered an injury, according to reports.