West Indian Darren Sammy and New Zealander Mitchell McCleneghan have been ruled out of the remainder of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Karachi due to various logistic issues.

Peshawar Zalmi have roped in Sohaib Maqsood who was in great form in the National T20 cup last month.

Sammy was earlier booked to travel via the UK but due to the latest travel restrictions, he could not find an appropriate flight back home. An attempt was made for him to travel via the US but that could not work.

Meanwhile, South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell in Karachi Kings’ squad replaces New Zealand’s Mitchell McCleneghan for the PSL play-offs stage.

McCleneghan, according to PCB, was unavailable due to isolation restrictions in New Zealand enforced by COVID-19.

McCleneghan had to fly back to New Zealand following the IPL as he couldn’t find an appropriately-managed isolation facility at later dates.

According to New Zealand’s health department, every person who arrives in New Zealand must be isolated from other people in New Zealand for a minimum period of 14 days.

Earlier, Multan Sultans had to lose James Vince and Mehmdullah after both tested positive for COVID-19 at their respective home countries.

The playoffs of Pakistan Super League (PSL) will start from November 14.


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