JUST IN | Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali, Umaid Asif suspended for violating bio-secure bubble ahead of PSL final

According to PCB, the duo met people from outside their bio-secure bubble and failed to maintain social distancing.

Swati Bhatia Editor

Updated - 24 June 2021 10:34 pm

Peshawar Zalmi’s Haider Ali and Umaid Asif have been suspended from Thursday’s Pakistan Super League (PSL) final against Multan Sultans after they violated the bio-security protocols. According to PCB, the duo met people from outside their bio-secure bubble and failed to maintain social distancing.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the incident happened on Wednesday and the decision was taken by the tournament's Covid-19 management panel.

"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," the PCB statement read.

Meanwhile, Haider Ali has also been withdrawn from the England and West Indies tours’ squads. Sohaib Maqsood has been named as his replacement for the two tours. The Men in Green will play three ODIs and eight T20Is, followed by two Tests.