Pakistan’s veteran fast bowler Sohail Tanveer has contracted coronavirus, making his participation in the Lanka Premier League doubtful.
Sohail Tanveer is in Sri Lanka to participate in the Sri Lankan Premier League and is the second player to catch the virus after arriving in Sri Lanka.
Before Sohail Tanveer, Canadian batsman Ravinderpal Singh was also a victim of Coronavirus, who was made part of the squad by the Colombo Kings franchise.
Sohail Tanveer, selected by the Candy Tuskers, has been directed to stay in isolation in a separate hotel from the rest of the league’s players and officials.
It is believed that Sohail Tanveer has not yet contacted any player or official of Kandy Tuskers so the team will continue its preparations as per the schedule.
Sohail Tanveer was included in the squad in place of Wahab Riaz and Liam Plunkett, both of whom were selected as foreign players and withdrew from the tournament.
Sohail Tanveer has not yet left the league and his participation in the league depends on the recovery from the virus as well as the final decision of the league administration.
It should be noted that the Lanka Premier League is facing severe difficulties in the availability of foreign and well-known players because, with each passing day, world-renowned players are withdrawing from the league due to various reasons.
First, Wahab Riaz and Liam Plunkett apologized for participating in the league, after which Chris Gayle and Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga also excused for not participating in the event.
The Lanka Premier League will be held from November 26 and the organizers say that no matter what happens, they will definitely hold the league as scheduled.