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.
Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi will join the Multan Sultans’ squad today, in Karachi, ahead of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw and England duo of Ravi Bopara and Adam Lyth have already joined the squad and are undergoing their isolation period.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir and head coach Andy Flower will fly out of Dubai later today and check in at the hotel in the early hours of November 10.
As for the local players, captain Shan Masood and pacers Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan and Ali Shafique have also joined the squad and are presently undergoing their isolation period.
All the players who presently with their domestic teams in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy are expected to join the squad later tonight after fulfilling all necessary protocols. Players who are currently participating in the Pakistan versus Zimbabwe series will join the squad on November 11.
Bangladesh Twenty20 skipper Mahmudullah Riyad and English Batsman James Vince who were all set to play from Multan Sultan has been ruled out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs after testing positive for the 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.