Islamabad vs Quetta: The only Pakistan Super League match for tonight has been postponed less than an hour before its original scheduled time.
The 12th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in Karachi has been postponed by a couple of hours.
Originally scheduled to begin at 07:00 PM (PKT), the match will now start at 09:00 PM (PKT). As far as the start time in India is concerned, it will begin at 09:30 PM (IST). The development was made public less than an hour before the original start time.
United, who have won two out of their three matches so far, are currently at the fourth position on the points table. Gladiators, on the other hand, are placed at the bottom on the back of three consecutive losses this season.
Why has Islamabad vs Quetta PSL 2021 match postponed?
It is worth mentioning that the match has been postponed after Islamabad spinner Fawad Ahmed tested positive for COVID-19. After the 39-year old player had showed symptoms a couple of days ago, all other United players were tested for COVID-19. In a huge relief, everyone else has been tested negative and cleared to play this match.
One of our players, Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid and was immediately put in isolation 2 days ago. All other Islamabad United players & members have tested negative & have been cleared to play.
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) March 1, 2021
Ahmed himself took to social media platform Twitter to thank his fans for their kind messages regarding his health. Ahmed, whose solitary outing this season had come against Peshwar Zalmi last week, had picked bowling figures of 4-0-40-1.
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) March 1, 2021
Get well soon bro
— Faisal Iqbal🇵🇰🏏فیصل اقبال (@FaisalIqbalCric) March 1, 2021
Islamabad vs Quetta PSL 2021 match postponed to tomorrow*
In a bid to put health of all stakeholders over everything else, PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) have decided to postponed the match by a day. With tomorrow originally being a rest day in PSL 2021, the same won’t be the case as United and Gladiators will lock horns against each other at the National Stadium.
The match will begin at the normal start time of 07:00 PM (local). As far as the tickets for entry into the stadium are concerned, the same tickets will be valid tomorrow as well.
Test results of both Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United squads have come back negative.
This is being done to ensure players from both sides get time to prepare for the game.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 1, 2021
- Updated at a later time.