Pakistan super league’s matches are set to be resumed from where they were left off due to COVID-19. The remaining four matches of Pakistan’s marquee event, will be played in Karachi on November 14, 15 and 17.
In qualifier one, Multan Sultans will face Karachi Kings on November 14 while Lahore Qalandars will face Peshawar Zalmi in the eliminator on the same day.
Karachi Kings’ Mitchell McClenaghan has been ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 Playoffs due to logistical issues.
An official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that he will not be coming to Pakistan for the PSL play-offs even though all the arrangements had been finalised.
McCleneghan, according to PCB, was unavailable due to isolation restrictions in New Zealand caused by COVID-19. The New Zealander had to fly back to New Zealand following the IPL as he couldn’t find an appropriately managed isolation facility on later dates.
According to New Zealand’s health department, every person who arrives in New Zealand must be isolated from other people in New Zealand for a minimum of 14 days (336 hours).
South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell has replaced New Zealand’s McClenaghan in Karachi Kings’ squad. Wayne Parnell has previously played for PSL Franchise Islamabad United in 2019.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi’s player-coach Darren Sammy has also been ruled out of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Playoffs due to logistical issues.
Hard-hitting batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been included in the Peshawar Zalmi squad for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 playoffs as Darren Sammy will be unable to travel to Pakistan in time for the first eliminator on November 14 due to logistical constraints.
A source said that Sammy was earlier booked to travel via the UK but due to latest travel restrictions, he could not find an appropriate flight back home. An attempt was made for him to travel via the US but that could also not be worked.
Earlier, Multan Sultans had to lose James Vince and Mahmudullah after both tested positive for the COVID-19 in their respective home countries. Both of them have been replaced by Joe Denly and Brendan Taylor.