Quetta Gladiators have partially replaced Shahid Afridi, who is unavailable for the initial matches due to COVID-19, with left-arm orthodox Hassan Khan.
Hassan Khan is one of the 15 reserve players in the Managed Event Environment and, as such, will not be required to undergo 72-hour isolation to join the Gladiators squad.
The partial replacement has been approved by Event Technical Committee, which is headed by Zakir Khan (Director – International Cricket Operations) and includes Nadeem Khan (Director – High Performance) and Sameer Khosa.
Shahid Afridi had tested positive for COVID-19 just before the start of the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Quetta Gladiators had signed Lala for what is going to be his last PSL tournament.
Shahid Afridi represented Peshawar Zalmi in the first two seasons of the PSL before moving to Karachi Kings for PSL 3. He featured for Multan Sultans from PSL 4 to 6.
Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators are set to take on Multan Sultans tonight. They will play Islamabad United next and Lahore Qalandars after that to conclude their Karachi leg of the PSL tournament.
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