England’s Joe Denly and Zimbabwe’s Brendan Taylor will change Mahmudullah and James Vince within the Multan Sultans squad for the 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL) playoffs, the nation’s cricket board mentioned on Tuesday.
Both Bangladesh cricketer Mahmudullah and England batsman Vince had examined constructive for COVID-19 within the pre-departure checks performed of their respective international locations and had been dominated out of the competitors.
“Joe Denly and Brendan Taylor will be replacing Mahmudullah and James Vince in the Multan Sultans squad for the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 playoffs,” the PCB mentioned in an announcement.
While England all-rounder Denly should clear the COVID-19 check earlier than becoming a member of the staff, Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman Taylor is presently in Pakistan for the T20 worldwide matches and can be a part of the Sultans after the conclusion of the sequence.
Denly couldn’t play for the Sultans because of nationwide obligation final 12 months, whereas Taylor performed for Lahore Qalandars in an earlier PSL version.
The Board additionally knowledgeable that an unnamed particular person staying within the staff resort has examined constructive and has been remoted.
“An individual has been shifted to an isolation room within the team hotel after his coronavirus test returned positive,” the assertion mentioned.
“As per the PCB COVID-19 Protocols, he should have travelled to Karachi only after receiving a negative result from a home test. However, upon arrival in Karachi, the PCB Medical and Sports Sciences received the positive result, following which he was quarantined immediately.”
The PCB mentioned the person will now keep in isolation till he returns two detrimental checks. The PSL playoffs had been postponed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic and can now be performed from November 14 to 17.