PSL: Match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators is postponed; Fawad Ahmed tests COVID positive

After Islamabad United’s player Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid-19, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match between Islamabad and Quetta Gladiators has been postponed to Tuesday. Islamabad informed that Fawad has been isolated after the result came out. His other team members returned negative reports.

“One of our players, Fawad Ahmed tested positive for Covid and was immediately put in isolation 2 days ago. All other Islamabad United players and members have tested negative and have been cleared to play. We wish Fawad a speedy recovery,” Islamabad United tweeted.


The match was supposed to start at 7.30 pm on Monday but was delayed by two hours before officially postponing the match. “Quetta Gladiators-Islamabad United match rescheduled for Tuesday, 2 March, at 7 pm PKT. More details to follow shortly,” Pakistan Cricket wrote on Twitter.

“A player from one of the sides featuring in this evening’s match has tested positive. The player had shown symptoms two days ago and had been immediately isolated. Members of his side have tested negative while the players of the other side are being tested,” PCB added.

The PCB confirmed that the players from the other teams have also been tested. Fawad took his Twitter handle to thank his followers and asked everyone to stay safe.

“Thanks for all the kind messages, please keep remember me in ur prayers, much needed @IsbUnited @thePSLt20, and please everyone stay safe,” Fawad tweeted.

Islamabad United won their first two games of the season but tested their first defeat of the season on Saturday against Wahab Riaz’s Peshawar Zalmi.