Shahid Afridi Unlikely to Play in PSL 2022

Star all-rounder, Shahid Khan Afridi has requested his new franchise, Quetta Gladiators, to allow him to leave the bio-secure bubble.

The former Pakistan skipper informed the team management that he is suffering from a back spasm, as well as his sister-in-law has passed away, a spokesperson of the franchise told ProPakistani.

“Shahid Afridi’s children are alone at home, and due to these reasons, he wants to pull out from the bio-secure bubble,” he said.

However, the star cricketer has not yet left the hotel room, where he is undergoing a mandatory quarantine, the spokesperson said, adding that any update in this regard will be communicated to the media.

Meanwhile, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson told ProPakistani that the cricketer does not need PCB’s permission and could leave the bio-secure bubble after approval from his team management.

“However, he [Afridi] will have to undergo another three-day isolation and return two negative PCR tests for COVID-19 before entering the bio-secure bubble at any stage of the tournament,” he added.