Coronavirus pandemic has affected sports events across the globe in the worst possible manner, with Pakistan Super League (PSL) being no exception.
Several foreign players have been forced to quit their teams and leave for their home countries, fearing they might get stuck in Pakistan during the pandemic.
The Man Who Got Lahore Qalandars into the Semi-Finals Quits PSL 2020
South Africa and Lahore Qalandars all-rounder, David Wiese, is the latest player who is quitting PSL and heading back to his home country.
David Wiese took to Twitter to break the news.
It’s been an amazing experience playing for Lahore Qalandars in this year’s PSL. Unfortunately, this is the end of the tournament for me but I would like to thank each and every Qalandars fan for all your support! I’ve really enjoyed my time in Pakistan and hope to be back soon!
It’s been an amazing experience playing for @lahoreqalandars in this years @thePSLt20
Unfortunately this is the end of the tournament for me but I would like to thank each and every Qalander fan for all ur support!I’ve teally enjoyed my time in Pakistan and hope to be back soon! pic.twitter.com/2bMzHQmGjU
— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) March 15, 2020
Wiese had been instrumental for Lahore in this year’s PSL. In his last match against Sultans, Wiese claimed two wickets as Lahore progressed to the tournament’s semifinals for the first time.
Lahore Qalandars Announce Replacements for Chrin Lynn & David Wiese
Lahore Qalandars’ chances of making it to the final and lift the PSL trophy for the first time appear bleak without David Wiese’s power hitting.
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was forced to play the tournament behind closed doors. Not just that, the PCB also truncated the PSL by four days.
Here’s the updated PSL 2020 points table. You can find the complete PSL schedule here.