PSL 2021: Wahab Riaz, Daren Sammy Quarantined After Covid Protocol Violation, Says Report


Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz has been forced into a three-day quarantine.© Twitter

Ahead of the start of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021, Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz and coach Daren Sammy have been forced into a three-day quarantine after a breach of COVID-19 protocols. It’s clear they met a person outside the team’s biosecure bubble on Friday, ESPNcricinfo reported. The breach came three days after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) instructed players, support staff and match officials to follow all COVID-19 protocols ‘religiously’.

Earlier in the day, PCB confirmed that a player from one of the PSL sides tested positive for COVID-19 and had been quarantined for 10 days.

Furthermore, a player and an official from one of the teams participating in the PSL 2021 have been placed in a three-day quarantine after coming into contact with a person outside the bio-secure bubble on Friday.

The two individuals now require two negative tests during the three-day quarantine period before they can re-enter the bio-safe bubble in accordance with the re-entry protocols.

Earlier this week, the PCB urged the players, player support staff and match officials to religiously follow the bio-safe and PCB’s COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants, as well as the integrity of the event with 34 games.


Following the opening match on Saturday, 2020 finalists Lahore Qalandars will take on 2017 winners Peshawar Zalmi in a daytime match, while two-time winners Islamabad United take on Multan Sultans on Sunday evening.

The 30-day tournament will conclude with the final on March 22 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

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