Two Peshawar Zalmi players, Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended from Pakistan Super League 6 final against Multan Sultans after they violated the health and safety protocol.
The duo admitted to meet the people from outside their designated bio-secure bubble and also failed to adhere to the prescribed social distancing protocols.
The incident happened on Wednesday after which both players were isolated. The decision regarding their suspension came early Thursday and was taken by the Tournament COVID-19 Management panel comprising Barrister Salman Naseer (PCB, Chief Operating Officer) and Babar Hamid (Director – Commercial, and PSL 6 head).
As per reports, both players had not interacted with any other squad members at any time after the incident, therefore, only these two have been quarantined.
This could prove to be a huge blow for Peshawar Zalmi who will take on Multan Sultans in the PSL 6 final later tonight as Umaid was one of their strike bowlers in the tournament, with 9 wickets in 9 games this season.