Vince tests positive for virus, to miss PSL playoffs

Published November 10, 2020
England batsman James Vince has tested positive for coronavirus which has made his participation in the upcoming of the Pakistan Super League doubtful. — Photo courtesy Twitter
England batsman James Vince has tested positive for coronavirus which has made his participation in the upcoming of the Pakistan Super League doubtful. — Photo courtesy Twitter

NEW DELHI: England batsman James Vince has tested positive for coronavirus which has made his participation in the upcoming of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) doubtful.

The 29-year-old Vince was set to play for Multan Sultans in the playoff of PSL which is scheduled to be held on Nov 14 in Karachi.

According to a report carried by ESPNCricinfo.com on Hindustan Times website on Monday, right-handed Vince is currently asymptomatic and will undergo a second Covid-19 test. However, the English cricketer is legally obliged to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the positive test.

The report further states that Multan Sultans are now looking at Joe Denly as a possible replacement for Vince. The latter has also signed up for Sydney Sixers in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL), but, his participation in that tournament is not under a cloud as the start date is still one month away.

Vince, a member of England’s World Cup-winning squad, has scored 155 runs in five innings before the tournament was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.

This is the second major to the Sultans after Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah pulled out of the PSL after testing positive to the virus. He was roped in as the replacement for Moeen Ali by PSL table-toppers Multan Sultans.

Published in Dawn, November 10th, 2020

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