Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad tested positive for Covid-19 and is set to miss all the matches in the Pakistan Super League, according to local media reports. He was scheduled to depart for Pakistan on Sunday but following the development he will remain in self-isolation.
As per Bangladesh government guidelines, any individual traveling abroad needs to take mandatory tested. His flight was scheduled at 10am on Sunday to Pakistan via Dubai. Madmudullah was tested positive in the result before leaving the country.
PSL table-toppers Multan Sultans lose Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah was roped in as the replacement for Moeen Ali in the PSL. But following the development, the PSL table-toppers will miss the services of the Bangladesh all-rounder.He is also uncertain for the Bangabandu T20 Cup starting in November.
The remaining Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 are likely to take place in the second or third week of November. Earlier this year, the tournament was postponed indefinitely in the light of the coronavirus outbreak. The tournament was postponed just before the playoffs stage.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are now hopeful that they can complete the PSL in November due to reduction in coronavirus cases in the country. As expected, all the remaining games are expected to be held in a bio-secure environment, with Karachi likely to be the venue.
The PSL matches are likely to take place between November 12 and 18, which falls in between the window for Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan and T10 League. The availability of foreign players still remains a concern but PCB is optimistic about roping in players from other Asian countries, at least, according to Cricket Pakistan.
But while cricket is slowly getting back on track, the fans are nowhere close to being allowed to enter the stadiums. All the games are being played in empty stadiums.