PSL 2021 hit by Covid-19, 3 more players test positive

PSL 2021 hit by Covid-19: England batsman Tom Banton has tested positive for Covid-19 while playing in the Pakistan Super League. Now three more positive cases have been reported across teams in the T20 tournament from PSL 2021.

An official release stated that the three were not part of the double-header games (Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans) on Wednesday (March 3). The release by PCB did not name the individuals returning positive tests but Banton himself confirmed the news through his official twitter handle.

The 22-year-old Banton who is playing as opener for Quetta Gladiators is isolating after testing positive on Tuesday.

“Fortunately I am feeling OK so far,” he said on Twitter.

Karachi Kings also confirmed that one of those three – and the only one from their squad – was their fielding coach Kamran Khan.

While the three will now self-isolate for a period of 10 days, the organising committee of the tournament is expected to hold a virtual meeting with team owners and management on Thursday (March 4) to decide the further course of action.

Another unnamed overseas player also tested positive earlier in the Twenty20 tournament.

The 2020 edition of the PSL was suspended at the play-off stages in March following an outbreak of the coronavirus. It was completed in November.