YORKSHIRE batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore is heading home after the Pakistan Super League was aborted following the confirmation of seven Coronavirus cases.
Six players have tested positive, leading to the Pakistan Cricket Board to cut short a competition which was due to run until March 22.
The PCB say the decision was taken “following a meeting with team owners and considering the health and well-being of all participants.”
It was a similar case last year at the start of Covid, with the competition completed just before Christmas. It may be that something similar happens with this edition later this year.
Kohler-Cadmore had posted scores of 53 and 46 in four innings for Peshawar Zalmi. His 53 came on debut against Multan Sultans last month whilst batting at three.
He was then elevated to open alongside former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, with Zalmi winning three of their five matches.
It is now likely Kohler-Cadmore will be available for Yorkshire’s pre-season friendly programme later this month.
Adam Lyth was also taking part in the PSL, but he had been forced to cut short his commitments earlier than yesterday’s postponement following a calf injury.
The opening batsman did not play a game for the Multan and returned to Emerald Headingley to recuperate.
Yorkshire are confident of Lyth’s availability for the opening LV= Insurance County Championship match of the season on April 8, against Glamorgan at Headingley.
All-rounder Jordan Thompson, meanwhile, is also nursing a calf injury, but his participation against Glamorgan would seem to be less certain.
Thompson suffered a grade two tear in his left calf whilst in the gym at Headingley late last month, and the man himself believes Glamorgan could come slightly too soon for him.
He said: “I should be fit around a week or two before the season, but it’s just about whether or not I get enough overs in leading up to that first game.”