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Shahid Afridi ruled out of PSL due to back injury





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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will miss the remaining matches of the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a back injury. Shahid Afridi represented the Multan Sultans in four out of its five league matches in Karachi.

“Unfortunately, I have been advised to rest and can no longer accompany my team Multan Sultans,” Afridi said in a statement.

“I am disappointed that I would be sitting out of the tournament, but my best wishes, support and prayers are with the team to take the trophy.”

The sixth season of the PSL will return to the UAE next month after being postponed in March owing to a cluster of COVID-19 positive cases within the bubble. Asif Afridi will replace Shahid Afridi at the Multan Sultans for the remainder of the season.

Meanwhile, Quetta Gladiators fast bowler Naseem Shah was also ruled out from the tournament for breaching Covid-19 protocols.

In a separate statement, the PCB said a three-member panel made the decision to "expel" Shah after he arrived at the hotel the team was supposed to assemble in with the result of a Covid-19 test conducted on May 18 — at least two days earlier than he was supposed to get tested.