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Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi suffered huge blow ahead of PSL Playoffs

The PSL 2020 was left incomplete in March following the outbreak of the COVID-19 in Pakistan. The PCB has scheduled its play-offs for November 14 and 15, with the final to be played on the 17th.

With Pakistan Super League playoffs approaching, teams are gearing up and trying to put their best foot forward. Due to the unpredictable situation, some players may not be able to make it back to Pakistan. Due to this reason their replacements are being named.

Ahead of Pakistan Super League Playoffs, Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi have suffered huge blow.

Multan Sultans’ all-rounder Mahmudullah has been ruled out of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 playoffs after the Bangladeshi all-rounder tested positive for Covid-19 in the pre-departure test that was conducted in Bangladesh.

Multan Sultans may now choose a local or foreign player as replacement and the same will be updated as and when finalised.

While Peshawar Zalmi’s Liam Livingstone withdrew himself from the PSL playoffs after being named in England’s squad for South Africa.

Peshawar Zalmi have added England’s fast bowler Saqib Mahmood to their squad in place of Liam Livingstone.

Saqib Mahmood has represented England in 4 ODIs and 6 T20Is. Photo: Sky Sports

Players from different franchises have started to gather in Karachi for the cricketing action. Carlos Brathwaite of West Indies has arrived in Karachi to join the Zalmi squad. He’s the second foreign player to arrive in the city after Qalandars’ player Samit Patel checked in on Friday.

Lahore Qalandars’ captain Sohail Akhtar and Peshawar Zalmi’s Shoaib Malik have also reached Karachi.

Chadwick Walton, David Wiese, Dan Vilas, and Cameron Delport are scheduled to land on Sunday morning, while Faf du Plessis and Ben Dunk are expected on late Sunday or early Monday morning. Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh will arrive on November 10 to join Lahore Qalandars’ squad.

The franchises will start training from November 9 in Karachi. Teams will also play practice matches against each other ahead of PSL action.

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