Today’s match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators has been postponed after a player from the Shadab Khan-led side tested positive for Covid-19.
The match will now take place tomorrow at 7:00 pm (PST), according to PCB.
Later, in a tweet by Islamabad United’s official Twitter account, it was revealed that player who tested positive was Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed.
One of our players, Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid and was immediately put in isolation 2 days ago. All other Islamabad United players & members have tested negative & have been cleared to play.
We wish Fawad a speedy recovery.#Sherus are ready to roar tonight!! https://t.co/ry0l6L3akx
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) March 1, 2021
Fawad was put in isolation late Saturday night. He will re-enter the bio-secure bubble after two negative tests.
The decision to reschedule the match has been made after a careful consideration, aimed at allowing players sufficient time to relax, refocus and regroup following the testing and in the best interest of the competition.
While all squad members of Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United have tested negative, players and player support personnel of the four remaining sides and the match officials will undergo rapid tests on Monday evening.
The tickets for Monday’s match will be valid on Tuesday, while the unused tickets can be refunded.