James Vine, England batsman tested positive for Covid-19, and this made his involvement in the forthcoming edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) doubtful. In the PSL playoff scheduled to take place on 14th November, Vince was expected to play for the Multan Sultans.
According to the media report, currently James Vine is asymptomatic and will do a second COVID-19 test. However, from the date of the positive test, the English cricketer is legally obligated to self-isolate for ten days.
The report further revealed that Joe Denly is now being considered by the Multan Sultans as a potential replacement for James Vine. Besides that, James Vine has also signed up with Sydney Sixers for the forthcoming Big Bash League (BBL), but his participation in the BBL is not under a cloud as the tournament starting date is still a month away.
James Vine, a member of the World Cup-winning squad of England, scored 155 runs in 5 innings before the tournament was halted earlier this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is the Multan Sultans' second major after Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah pulled out of the Pakistan Super League after testing positive for the Covid-19. He was roped in by PSL table-toppers Multan Sultans as the substitute for Moeen Ali.
The 34-year-old was scheduled to fly on Sunday night to Pakistan. But after his COVID-19 results returned positive, he went into self-isolation instead.