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Haider, Umaid suspended from PSL 6 final for bio-secure breach

Dunya News

Haider Ali has also been withdrawn from the England and West Indies tours.

ABU DHABI (Dunya News) - Peshawar Zalmi duo of Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended from today’s Pakistan Super League 6 (PSL-6) final against Multan Sultans after they admitted to charges of violating the PSL 6 Health and Safety Protocols by meeting people from outside their designated bio-secure bubble and also failing to maintain the prescribed social distancing.

According to statement released by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the incident happened on Wednesday and the decision was made early Thursday morning by the Tournament Covid-19 Management panel comprising Barrister Salman Naseer (PCB, Chief Operating Officer) and Mr Babar Hamid (Director – Commercial, and PSL 6 head).

The two cricketers were found not to have interacted with any other squad members at any time after the incident and have been placed in room isolation, statement said.

PCB further also revealed that Haider Ali has been withdrawn from the England and West Indies tours, respectively.

Chair of the Selectors Muhammad Wasim, in consultation with captain Babar Azam and head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has named Sohaib Maqsood as Haider Ali’s replacement for the two tours on which the Pakistan men’s national cricket team will play three ODIs and eight T20Is, apart from two Tests in Jamaica.