Peshawar Zalmi’s Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy quarantined after violation

By: News Desk      Published: 10:51 AM, 20 Feb, 2021
Peshawar Zalmi’s Wahab Riaz, Darren Sammy quarantined after violation

Peshawar Zalmi Captain Wahab Riaz and Coach Darren Sammy have been quarantined after violating the bio-secure bubble protocol breached at Karachi's National Stadium, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

The two individuals will now require two negative tests during the three-day quarantine period before they can re-enter the bio-secure bubble in accordance with the re-entry protocols, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.

The Peshawar Zalmi team has to play its first match in Pakistan Super League Season 6 on February 21 (Tuesday) against the Lahore Qalandars. 

“The PCB is disappointed that two members of one of the sides showed carelessness and violated the bio-secure bubble protocols by coming into a contact with a person who was not part of the bubble.

“As reiterated previously, the health and safety of all individuals associated with HBL Pakistan Super League 6 is of paramount importance to the PCB and the event. All players, player support personnel, match officials, and family members are once again reminded to diligently follow the PCB Covid-19 Protocols as the PCB will not allow anyone to affect the integrity and credibility of the tournament,” the PCB further said.

Separately, a player from another franchise team who had shown symptoms and was in isolation has tested positive. He will now remain in quarantine for 10 days and will require two negative tests in order to integrate again with the side in accordance with the applicable re-entry protocols.

The PCB will not make any further comment on this matter.

The player had earlier showed symptoms of COVID-19 and stayed in isolation, however his identity has been kept secret. The news came the night before the start of the Pakistan Super League's (PSL) sixth iteration.