LAHORE: Peshawar Zalmi players Haider Ali and Ameed Asif have been suspended for violating biosecure protocols.
Two players of Peshawar Zalmi, Haider Ali and Ameed Asif have been suspended for violating the biosecure protocols made for HBL Pakistan Super League 6. Both players will not be allowed to participate in the final of today’s event.
The two players not only met with people outside the bubble but also failed to maintain a certain social distance from them, while both players admitted to violating the league’s established protocols.
Following the incident on Wednesday, the tournament’s Coveid 19 management panel decided on Thursday to suspend both players. The panel includes Barrister Salman Naseer (PCB, Chief Operating Officer) and Babar Hamid (Director Commercial PCB and Head HBLPSL6). After the incident, the two cricketers did not meet any other member of their squad and now the two cricketers have gone to the isolation room.
In addition, Haider Ali has been ruled out of the national cricket team’s tour of England and the West Indies for violating the biosecure bubble. Chief selector Muhammad Waseem, in consultation with captain Babar Azam and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, has included Sohaib Maqsood in the squad to replace Haider Ali. Sohaib Maqsood will now be part of the national squad to replace Haider Ali in the tour of England and the West Indies.
Sohaib Maqsood has scored 363 runs in 11 matches of HBL Pakistan Super League 6 so far. During this time, his run-scoring average was 40.33 and strike was close to 153. Sohaib Maqsood has previously represented Pakistan in 26 ODIs and 20 Twenty20 Internationals. The last time he represented Pakistan was in 2016.