The franchise Quetta Gladiators confirmed the news on Tuesday that the all-rounder Anwar Ali has tested positive for coronavirus.
This makes Ali the third person to be ruled out of the tournament after former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi suffered a back injury and pacer Naseem Shah was ruled out of the tournament for violating the coronavirus safety protocols.
Manager Quetta Gladiators confirmed the news and said that the cricketer has been sent into isolation after testing positive for the infection.
In Karachi, a senior sports reporter Abdul Majid Bhatti said Ali is already in quarantine.
Covid-19 is hitting PSL from all ways before its resumption as two crowd pullers, Shahid Afridi and Naseem Shah will not be seen in the tournament. The infamous Shahid Afridi revealed a few days ago he will no longer be part of the tournament after he suffered a back injury.
While training in Karachi for the upcoming PSL 6 matches, the former Pakistan captain experienced pain in his lower back following which he was examined by a doctor who has advised him complete rest.
Shahid has been replaced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s left-arm-spinner Asif Afridi who would be joining the Sultans squad in Abu Dhabi.
“While training for the remainder of the Pakistan Super League 6, I felt lower back pain and had to consult a doctor.”Said Afridi.
“Unfortunately, I have been advised to rest and can no longer accompany my team Multan Sultans for the Abu Dhabi leg.
“I am disappointed that I would be sitting out of the tournament, but my best wishes, support, and prayers are with the team to take the trophy.”