Islamabad United-Quetta Gladiators postponed after Fawad Ahmed tests positive for Covid-19

The match in Karachi has been moved to Tuesday (March 2) after the legspinner returned a positive result


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Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League has been postponed by 24 hours after Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid-19.

The legspinner has been self-isolating since showing symptoms two days ago. The 39-year-old has played just one match in the competition against Peshawar Zalmi on Saturday (February 27).

Though his United teammates and opponents Gladiators have all tested negative the decision has been taken to delay the match at the National Stadium. 

ESPNCricinfo understand all players from the remaining sides are undergoing a round of testing.

Organisers had previously put the game back by 90 minutes but now the match will take place on Tuesday (March 2) at 7 pm local time (2 pm GMT).

The episode comes 11 matches into the sixth edition of the PSL, which is being played first in Karachi before being shifted to Lahore later this week.

More than 150 players, team staff, organisers and match officials are confined to a bio-secure bubble in order to protect all participants.

Crowds are currently limited to 50 per cent, with a decision over fans for matches in Lahore and during the playoffs yet to be made.


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