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Shahid Afridi tests positive for Covid-19


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KARACHI:-Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Afridi, who is representing Quetta Gladiators this season, was already set to miss the initial games of the PSL7 due to a back injury.

“Quetta Gladiators star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for Covid,” a brief statement by the Gladiators said.

“He will do quarantine at home following PCB’s protocols. He will reintegrated into the squad after seven days of quarantine and negative test,” it added.

The 46-year-old also missed the second half of PSL6 due to a back injury, as well, while playing for Multan Sultans.

Afridi has vast T20 cricket experience under his belt, 4395 runs in 326 matches at a strike-rate of 154.21. He has also claimed 344 wickets.

The first match of PSL7 will be played between defending champions Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings at the National Stadium, Karachi, today.

Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators will be in action on January 28 against Peshawar Zalmi.

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