COVID CASES IN PSL 2021
Three more positive cases have been reported in the PSL © AFP
A couple of days after a league stage fixture was moved due to a positive covid-19 case (Islamabad United’s Fawad Ahmed), three more cases have been reported to have come up, across teams in the T20 tournament.
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).
Though the release did not name the individuals returning positive tests, it has been made clear through social media that England batsman Tom Banton is one of three to test positive. Banton, who is a part of Quetta Gladiators, hasn’t played a game for them since February 22.
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.