Mahmudullah Riyadh to miss PSL playoff matches, as he contracted Covid-19
Bangladeshi player Mahmudullah Riyadh, who was going to be a part of team Multan Sultans, tested positive for Covid-19, therefore will miss the playoffs of PSL V.
Mahmudullah Riyadh, Bangladeshi T20I captain, was qualified as the replacement of English cricketer Moeen Ali for the team of Multan Sultans to play the remaining playoff matches of Pakistan Super League to be started from November 14. But unfortunately, he became a victim of the global outbreak of Coronavirus.
Mahmudullah Riyadh Tested Positive Covid-19
Mahmudullah reported to ESPNcricinfo, that he had no symptoms of covid except for a little cold. As it is mandatory for every player to be tested negative twice before flying to another country, so he got his first test positive on November 6th, which surprised him. The final test on 7th November came positive as well which confirmed his contraction of the unprecedented virus.
Mahmudullah further said that he is quite disappointed to miss the chance to play in the very competitive cricket league: PSL. He was excited about the opportunity to play a couple of matches in this prestigious league. Now he is looking forward to playing in the domestic T20 tournament Bangabandhu T20 cup after completing his quarantine period.
The oversea players that are going to play for Multan Sultans in the remaining matches of PSL V will be James Vince, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, and Ravi Bopara.
Tamim Iqbal was another Bangladeshi player who qualified to play in the PSL playoffs for Lahore Qalandars in place of Chris Lynn. He has tested negative and will arrive in Pakistan on Tuesday 10th November.