Karachi: Hard-hitting opener Colin Munro will not be able to represent Islamabad United in the upcoming sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League, after struggling to find a quarantine space for his return to New Zealand post-tournament.
Under the Covid-19 protocols in New Zealand, people wishing to enter the country are required to book their quarantine place in advance. Munro, who is currently playing for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League, got late in applying for the slot and was only able to find a space for mid-May.
“I’m very disappointed to be missing out because Islamabad were really good to me,” Munro said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo. “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.”
“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. It’s tough, but the world the way it is maybe that’s a silver lining – spend some more time at home with the family and get ready for whatever is next,” he added.
The HBL PSL 6 is scheduled to begin on February 20 in Karachi, while ending on March 22 in Lahore.