Three foreign players of the Quetta Gladiators franchise, including Australian James Faulkner, West Indian Shimron Hetmyer and Luke Wood, have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their departure for the Pakistan Super League starting 2022 from January 27
All three players will miss the first match for Quetta Gladiators in the seventh edition of the tournament against Peshawar Zalmi on January 28.
All this Three Players tested positive before reaching Pakistan and their arrival has been delayed as they have been placed in quarantine. In view of the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country, Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday announced that only 25 percent of spectators will be allowed to attend the Pakistan Super League matches in Karachi starting from January 27.
PCB Chief Operating Officer and PSL Tournament Director Salman Naseer said that he is expecting to see at least 15 per cent of fans for the PSL games in Karachi.
“As a responsible organisation, we completely understand our obligations in relation to health and safety of the fans and will leave no stone unturned in strictly implementing the NCOC guidelines. However, we will also require complete and unconditional support from the spectators so that they and others can continue to enjoy the matches in a safe and secure environment. This is something they can do by simply following the guidelines” PSL director Salman Naseer said.
The NCOC will also decide on the number of fans that will be allowed to enter Gadaffi stadium for the second leg of PSL 2022.