Ian Bell, Brendan Taylor injured, out of PSL; De Villiers to continue for Qalandars

Published February 24, 2019
While Islamabad United lost Bell, Lahore Qalandars on Sunday confirmed that AB De Villiers is "perfectly all right" to play. — PSL
While Islamabad United lost Bell, Lahore Qalandars on Sunday confirmed that AB De Villiers is "perfectly all right" to play. — PSL

After suffering an injury, Islamabad United's Ian Bell is out for the remainder of the 2019 Pakistan Super League (PSL), the team's manager Zukhurf Khan confirmed to DawnNewsTV on Sunday.

The replacement for England's Bell will be decided later, Khan added.

While Islamabad United lost Bell, Lahore Qalandars on Sunday confirmed that AB De Villiers is "perfectly all right" to play.

They said that while there was minor stiffness in his back and he was rested in the second innings of Lahore's match against Quetta, he will return during the team's next match.

However, the Qalandars' management also announced that Brendan Taylor has been ruled out following an injury on his calf muscle and will not play the remaining PSL4 matches.

They noted that as they already have six foreign players in the current roster, therefore, at the moment, a replacement for Taylor isn't required.

Lahore's management added that Shaheen Shah Afridi, who was also rested against the Gladiators, will be available for the next match.

Qalandars captain Hafeez has already been ruled out of the tournament after he fractured his thumb during the match against Karachi Kings on February 16.

Veteran batsman Salman Butt replaced Hafeez.

Opinion

Editorial

March in Pindi
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

March in Pindi

WITH the chief’s appointment out of the way and the army intent on staying out of politics, the fight is now down...
Tough IMF position
26 Nov, 2022

Tough IMF position

THE IMF has made it clear that Pakistan’s “timely finalisation of the [flood] recovery plan” — the key ...
The youth vote
26 Nov, 2022

The youth vote

PAKISTAN is an overwhelmingly young nation, with about 64pc of the population under 30. Yet our political system has...
Hard reset
Updated 26 Nov, 2022

Hard reset

IT is done. What should have been a routine matter in simpler times had this year become a vortex that seemingly...
Order of precedence
25 Nov, 2022

Order of precedence

IN Pakistan as well as abroad, there are few illusions about who actually calls the shots in this country. This...
Politicised police
25 Nov, 2022

Politicised police

AN important case is being heard at the Supreme Court these days, whose outcome could have a far-reaching impact on ...