Islamabad United batsman Colin Munro on Tuesday pulled out of the sixth of Pakistan Super League (PSL) scheduled to start from February 20, The News reported today.
The 33-year-old Kiwi player made the decision after facing difficulty in finding an ‘isolation space’ upon his return post the tournament.
“I’m very disappointed to be missing out because Islamabad were really good to me,” Munro was as quoted as saying. “They retained me knowing I was going to go there straight after the Big Bash but I just couldn’t get any quarantine booked in time,” he added.
The batsman, who is currently participating in Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), was supposed to fly to Pakistan directly from there. However, the New Zealand government’s requirement of pre-booking for a quarantine slot made him change his decision.
According to the country’s Covid-19 protocols, people wanting to enter the country are required to book their quarantine place in advance. The earliest slot available for Munro was in mid-May.
“The PSL finishes on the 23rd [22nd] of March and I could only get back into the country in the middle of May then another two weeks on top of that.”