Pakistan Super League (PSL) gets another setback as foreign players withdraw themselves from the PSL at the time when PSL is in its final phase. This was proven to be another hurdle for Pakistan Cricket Board’s efforts to mark the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League.
Karachi is set to hold the remaining matches of playoffs and the final of Pakistan Super League from next week.
Caribbean cricketer Daren Sammy is unavailable due to COVID-19 travel restrictions whereas Kiwi player Mitchell McClenaghan has also decided to retire from PSL. Mitchell McClenaghan was part of Karachi Kings and will not be able to make his presence in the squad.
A source close to Cricket Pakistan opened up on the matter and said franchises face challenges in finding suitable replacements in such a short time frame.
Players Tested COVID Positive Ahead of Playoffs
Many franchises have already struggled with the coronavirus problem as players tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, English players marked their unavailability due to upcoming white-ball series against South Africa. At the same time, England’s James Vince and Bangladesh Mahmudullah withdrew from the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19.