After seeking treatment for his back problem, Pakistan’s great all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has returned to the bio-secure bubble.
Afridi had momentarily left the bio-secure bubble on Wednesday with permission from his franchise, the Quetta Gladiators, to take treatment for a back spasm, a QG spokeswoman told ProPakistani.
“Afridi went to the hospital to get his back pain treated. According to the PSL COVID-19 policy, he has returned to the hotel to complete the three-day obligatory quarantine.”
He went on to say that the star player would miss at least two Quetta matches, which are slated for January 28 and 29.
Earlier rumours suggested that the star all-rounder will miss a substantial number of PSL 7 matches because he wanted to get off the bubble due to back problems and the unexpected death of his sister-in-law.
He, on the other hand, declined to attend the burial and returned to the bubble after visiting the hospital.
After receiving clearance from his team management, the cricketer was allowed to leave the bio-secure bubble, according to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokeswoman.
“The franchises are managing their bubbles ahead of the event,” the official said, adding that the famous player is not need to seek permission from the PCB in this regard.
“However, before rejoining the bio-secure bubble at any stage of the competition, he [Afridi] will have to undergo another three-day isolation and return two negative tests,” he added.
This year’s PSL, which begins today at National Stadium Karachi, will be Afridi’s final appearance. For his final season, the renowned cricketer voiced his desire to play for the Quetta Gladiators.