Cricket

PSL 2021: Three more unnamed players test positive for COVID-19 as total count rises to six

  • Press Trust of India
  • March 4th, 2021
  • 12:42:29 IST

Karachi: Three more unnamed players participating in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL 6) have tested positive for the COVID-19, the country's cricket board (PCB) confirmed on Thursday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The PCB said in a statement that the three players are from two different teams and they will now self-isolate themselves for 10 days.

"The three players were not part of the sides that featured in Wednesday's HBL Pakistan Super League 6 double-header, and had been tested in the afternoon after showing symptoms," the PCB said.

"The HBL PSL 6 organising committee will hold a virtual meeting with the team owners and managements later on Thursday, following which a further update will be provided," it added.

Earlier, England batsman Tom Banton had claimed that he was one of the two foreign players who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the ongoing Pakistan Super League and he has been put under isolation.

PCB Director of Media Sami-ul Hasan Burney had announced on Tuesday that two foreign players and one member of the support staff had tested positive for the virus. This was after Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive on Monday.

Burney had not named the two players and the support staff member.

Updated Date: March 04, 2021 12:42:29 IST

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