PSL match postponed after spinner Fawad Ahmed tests positive for Covid-19

Islamabad United will now play Quetta Gladiators on Tuesday

(FILES) This file picture take on June 6, 2013 shows legspinner Fawad Ahmed bowling at the indoor cricket nets at the MCG in Melbourne. Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed had his bid for Australian citizenship accepted, making him eligible to play in the upcoming Ashes series in England. The former refugee, 31, played for Australia A last month in England and selector John Inverarity has indicated he will be considered for the Ashes squad. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Mal Fairclough        --  IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE
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Pakistan Super League's match was postponed on Monday after Australian leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid-19 and was put in isolation.

Ahmed’s team Islamabad United were due to meet Quetta Gladiators but the Pakistan Cricket Board first delayed the game by two hours before rescheduling it for Tuesday.

“One of our players, Fawad Ahmed tested positive… and was immediately put in isolation two days ago,” Islamabad said in a statement.

The PCB said all remaining members of Islamabad United have tested negative.

In his only appearance in the PSL this year, Ahmed took 1-40 against Peshawar Zalmi on Saturday. Islamabad lost that game by six wickets.

It's the second Covid-19 case in Pakistan's premier Twenty20 league, which began on February 20.

Also, on February 21, Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz and head coach Daren Sammy were allowed to rejoin their squad after their appeal against a quarantine for breaching protocols was accepted by the PCB.

Riaz and Sammy breached the team’s bio-secure bubble on February 19 when they met with their team owner, who was not part of the bubble. But they rejoined the team following two negative Covid-19 tests after they were spared the three-day quarantine when their appeal was accepted by the PSL committee.

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