The Lanka Premier League (LPL) organizers, starting on 26 November, have suffered a major setback even before the tournament begins.
Actually Pakistani fast bowler Sohail Tanvir and Canadian batsman Ravinderpal Singh have been found to be Corona positive.
Tanveer has recently played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and has been found to be Corona positive upon reaching Sri Lanka.
Let’s know the whole news.
Both players found positive on the same day
Singh was first found corona positive and then a few hours later Tanveer’s news was also confirmed.
Both players are undergoing treatment and have been isolated in hotels apart from other LPL players and staff.
The news of Tanveer getting positive has been reported to Candy Tuskers coach Hassan Tillakaratne.
Tillakaratne says that even though Tanveer has not dropped out of the tournament, his option has to be found.
Tanveer was associated with Tuskers as a replacement
The Tuskers bought Wahab Riaz and Liam Plunkett, but both players withdrew from the tournament.
Tanvir was associated with the Tuskers as an alternative to these players.
It is being said that Tanveer has not come in contact with any player or official and the team of Tuskers will keep preparing according to their plan.
At present, he is expected to be out for two weeks.
Tanveer is playing T20 cricket continuously
Tanveer participated in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in August. He was then seen playing in Pakistan’s National T20 Cup.
He participated in the PSL play-off matches before coming to Sri Lanka.
The 35-year-old Tanveer has not played any match for Pakistan since April 2017. Tanveer has played 353 T20s in his professional career, taking 368 wickets.
Malinga and Gayle
Recently, Malinga and Gayle withdrew their names from the tournament
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga and West Indies veteran batsman Chris Gayle Has recently withdrawn its name from the tournament.
After the exit of two stalwarts, the two players now getting corona positive is a big setback for the LPL organizers.
However, the organizers say that the tournament is making rapid strides towards the beginning of 26 November.