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Fawad Ahmed tests positive for COVID-19
- Updated: March 2, 2021
Since Australian legspinner Fawad Ahmed showed symptoms for COVID-19 and was placed in isolation. Pakistan Super League match was postponed on Monday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board rescheduled the match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators for Tuesday after it was initially postponed by two hours.
According to the PCB, all existing Islamabad United players and the entire Quetta Gladiators squad screened negative.
Ahmed took 1-40 against Peshawar Zalmi on Saturday in his only performance in the PSL this season. Islamabad was defeated by six wickets.
It’s Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 league’s first COVID-19 positive test, which started on February 20.
On Monday evening, players and player support staff from the four remaining teams – Karachi Kings, Lahore Qalandars, Peshawar Zalmi, and Multan Sultans – will conduct accelerated COVID-19 checks, as will match officials.
Peshawar captain Wahab Riaz and head coach Daren Sammy were authorized to reenter their team on Feb. 21 after the PCB approved their appeal against a quarantine for violating COVID-19 guidelines.
On February 19, Riaz and Sammy violated the team’s bio-secure bubble when they spoke with their team manager, who was not in the bubble. They returned to the squad after two COVID-19 samples came out negative, and they were spared the three-day quarantine after their appeal was approved by the PSL commission.